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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Thanks 43T. You made me and my life better. I'll miss you very much.

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How I did it
How to go to the Turkish baths
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to donate to the Atheist Bus Campaign
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to make an enormous, beautiful and delicious chocolate and beetroot cake with cream cheese frosting and walnuts for my friends, then drop it down the stairs so it breaks into several pieces and gets covered in cat fluff and I have to throw it away.
It took me
2 days
It made me
feel like a dolt.

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Hang out here till the lights go out.
Here we are again, happy as can be...

..all good friends and jolly good company!

Well, after two or three days of unexpected blank pages, I wondered if we were gone for good and I’ve been trying not to reach the angry they-don’t-give-a-fuck conclusion that the Robots had pulled the plug on us permanently with no read-only time for mourning. But my fears wer unfounded. Hooray!

BE THE LAST ONE STANDING (read all 5 entries…)
12:15am on August 21st, and we're still here.

Some people are reporting issues but everything looks dandy from where I’m sitting. Apart from the fact that I have to go to bed and I really fear this may all be gone in the morning. Hawk received word that the 19th was supposed to be the day, so we’re already running on borrowed time.

I’ve left one cheer uncheered. I like the idea of one hanging on. It’s kind of like the Egyptian being buried with their possessions to use in the next life.

In case we’re frozen in the morning, it’s been a fucking lovely nine years spent with you. Have amazing lives and those of you who are in touch, stay in touch.

BE THE LAST ONE STANDING (read all 5 entries…)
I've just given my 19000th cheer...

..those stolen by the Cheery Fairy not withstanding, to The Warrior Queen & The Jellied Eel, who has always been one of my biggest cheerers and champions. Thanks WQ, you’re ace!

I never intended to come back here. Who would have thought I would have passed another cheer milestone. I’m glad though.

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