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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Come up with 43 things! (read all 2 entries…)
still working on it

I dunno, maybe I’m trying to make my things too big. 43 seems like such a huge number of real things to be working towards… but then again, of the ones I have, I could probably break them down into lots of little things. Maybe I need to work on expanding my goals. :-D

find a unique, cute little travel mascot to take with me on all trips and photograph "him" next to touristy sites wherever i go...(kind of like the traveling gnome).
oh, i like this one

When I was about 7 1/2 months pregnant with my oldest, my water broke. I was in the hospital for a few days while the doctors tried to delay labor. My husband tried to do little things to keep me from going crazy while sitting in that room, and one thing he did was to bring me Dolly. Dolly is a stuffed green frog with big bulging eyes (hence the name “Dolly”) and wearing a little Santa cap. She was kept with the xmas decorations, so I have no idea why Dolly wasn’t packed up since it was September. He set her on this big armoire thing across the room from me, staring at me. Sounds creepy, but it was hilarious. In fact, when my second daughter was born, we brought Dolly once again to the labor room. It’s a big to-do when we take her out at xmas. When I came across this thing-to-do, it seemed like it would be fun to take her with us to different places. I’ll have to dig her out of the basement.

Improve my posture (read all 2 entries…)
not there yet, but better

It took me a while, but I was finally able to break the habit of sitting on a foot when I’d sit at the computer. Now I just have to stop leaning over the desk on one elbow.

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