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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I'm doing 15 things

How I did it
How to backpack through Europe
It took me
180 days
It made me

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Get over my first love

When I look back now it is so silly! There is no such thing as particular things you can do to make this happen… you just needs lots of time and perspective to realize that if this person were all you thought they were and you were right for each other that you would be living happily ever after right now. I became with my first love on Facebook recently and apparently he has joined a cult and is using the social networking forum to recruit new members, so not what I want in life!

visit Greece
It's fun!

I did this and it was cool :) I just visited the capital and also an island, Corfu. Different than most of the rest of Europe and also kind of expensive, so be prepared. I’d love to go back and visit more of the cool villages and mix more with the locals.

Live in Africa
I joined the Peace Corps

I joined the Peace Corps and was assigned to live in Guinea, a country in West Africa. The application process took about a year and I had to have an undergraduate degree, which took five years, so I guess all in all it took me 6 years. It wasn’t for me and I ended up leaving the PC early but I am glad I did it and I learned a lot about myself and the world. I am amazed my grocery stores in America now – they are so cool and yet they were there all along… I take nothing for granted these days.

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