Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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With Love ..

So my journey on 43Things is coming to an end .. Its been a wonderfully, beautiful, inspiring journey to make.

One of my most important achievements was learning to open my post again without having to psyche myself up with deep breaths and a feeling of dread at every little envelope landing on the floor.

I have been blessed with the beautiful and the awesome individuals I can truely call my friends.

One such my very own Secret Santa who I got to meet all the way from the other side of the world what a gift that was.

I have read many many thoughtful and inspiring entries from some very beautiful souls and have felt the warmth of a community none more so than when our dear Kate passed away.

There is so much I could write about my near three year experience here but time and words could not do justice to all that you have been so a simple Thank You will have to suffice.

I hope to take all that I’ve learnt and carry it through with strength and with love and may the lights shine bright on each and every one of us as we continue on our journeys wherever they may lead.

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