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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be truly prepared for the upcoming bird flu epidemic. no, i'm not paranoid, but there's a good chance that many of us 15- 50 year olds may catch it and possibly die.

only people that are lucky, live in the middle of nowhere or have lots of money are going to survive if this really hits. i’m not wealthy and i live in a city. the lucky thing, well, that remains to be seen. i will continue stockpiling (sp?) food, water and supplies. but i can’t afford the number of masks needed or tamiflu for my family.

fall in love with my spouse again (read all 2 entries…)
yeah, right

at this point, i can’t imagine this ever happening.
should it stay on my list so that i can feel that loss everytime i’m here?
should it stay so i can remember how great it would be?
should it just go the hell away so that i can plod through my marriage as numb to my own unhappiness as long as possible? yikes, that’s glum and negative.
oh well, let’s dr. phil this one and say i’m simply expressing my feelings.

see Pear Jam live (read all 3 entries…)
good fun

can’t believe it too me 14 years to do this.
cleveland was cute, the weather was picturesque. they were great. i really don’t dig the grateful dead, but the show reminded me of the dead performances that i’ve been to. no silly spinners and non-coherent, socially challenged hippies (boy, that’s mean) although there were a lot of us that were obviously trapped in the music of the early 90’s. for example, the only guy i chatted with was wearing an original “citizen dick” t-shirt. the show was great, everyone sang along to the big hits- which i think is fun. it was nice of them- on the top 40 hits they replicated every “mmm” and “ahhh” just like the original. i would have prefered to dance, jump and stage dive, but there weren’t any general admission tickets. very hard to sit still to music that makes you want to move. well worth it if you are a fan.

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