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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set a pirate ship cake out to sail. Arrrr!

I'm doing 18 things

How I did it
How to keep chickens
It took me
2 years
It made me

Recent entries
Choose my own direction. And however much I may wobble in reaction to others, keep my direction steady. (read all 7 entries…)
Fortune cookie!

Just be yourself.
You are wonderful.

track my magic 8 ball predictions (read all 3 entries…)
August 8

Predictions of the moment:

-weed the garden
actually, something I need to do. But always an ongoing project since I practice a vague sort of permaculture
-go out with friends more (see August 6)
- actually sell something on eBay (see August 7)
- go to burning man (see August 7)
- Landscape my house
a cool goal! Most people landscape their yard. If I can’t have a corn-cob parking garage, maybe live in an urban cactus?

track my magic 8 ball predictions (read all 3 entries…)
August 7

My predictions for the moment:
- recover
(I like this one, but I would interpret “recover” as “recover my couch with blue astroturf and rubber duckies”, and I think the near & dear might not like that)
- start and finish one creative project every month
(another good one. ambiguous. but I’m committed to the Daring Bakers and going to a museum every month, so that’s creative enough for me for the time being)
- actually sell something on eBay
(did done already. And and craigslist. But not etsy. Yet.)
- go to burning man
(nope. not a goal. maybe “go back in time to burning man in one of the first three years it existed” – but not the current incarnation. Did a muddy lollapalooza in the 90s. Does that count?)
- get comfortable going out by myself
(I’ve gone to foreign countries by myself. not a problem. but I’ve never gone out wearing a lucha libre mask – that may take some comfort-making skills)

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