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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Collect yaoi manga
I <3 yaoi!

I love everything about it. And to the people who say it’s gross or wrong, guess what? Nobody’s making you read it. More for the rest of us who have good taste!

claim my life back
I hope everyone here heals

I had been dating this guy for 10 months, who told me on our first date that he’d like to wait for marriage before anything like sex. I later learned of what a controlling person he was. This time, while driving me home from a date, he took a “back way home”. There weren’t any lights or houses, and I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. He kept trying to get me to do things, and I just cried and said no. At first, you think you’re strong enough that you can fight back, but you soon realize just how powerful humans are when they’re got a horrible goal in mind. After awhile I just sat there and let him. The damage had already been done. I figured after that we were over, but he still tried to call me, acting like nothing had happened. Even now, 8 months after us being broken up, he still calls me. Never underestimate someone who isn’t quite stable. My heart goes out to the other people who have been victims. Don’t be afraid to speak out like I was!

Become a Famous singer
This is the same dream millions have.

I want it just as desperately. My problem with singers today is that they sing about random junk or have terrible voices, and are only famous for being cute. I want to burst forth and show the world something it hasn’t seen before. It’s not about the money; it’s about the love of doing it, and seeing people cheer just for you after you’ve finished. It’s you crying backstage because you conquered your fear, and you’re too happy to speak. It’s getting an encore when no one else did.

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