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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Belated Merry Christmas WaterfallNymph!

Santa has been delayed but don’t fret, I have some goodies for you, good girl.

That is your expensive playground gift right there. It’s exclusively for you and you only. That is where you are going to conquer your fear of riding a bike.

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Dear Renewalsh

Well Santa was just waking up from his usual post Christmas nap and was clearing up the sleigh when a discovery was made. Renewalsh’s present still undelivered.

I am sorry this is late, dear Renewalsh, but I hope you can enjoy this as a Christmas AND new year present.

To help you cultivate your artistic side, how about this bird sculpture,plus an artists kit so that you can create your own art and help that artist inside you emerge!

Now here is a lovely garden and summer house. Perhaps it could provide the perfect setting to photograph some more birds. Or even provide inspiration for more art work.

And here is a new camera, equipped with all the features you will need to help you capture those little birds before they fly away.

Next, this magical stop watch, which can stop time for a while to help you work on your goals, including finishing that petit point angel tapestry and playing the piano each day.

And lastly, this teleportation device so that you can instantly call in on your children when you feel like it, or even visit other parts of the world in your lunch hour.


From your tardy, but well meaning, Secret Santa.

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