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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Go to the dentist
Go To The Dentist

A little bit of pain should never get in the way of those pearly whites

Record An Album For Sarah (read all 2 entries…)
Record an album for Sarah

Okay, this was worthless as a relationship exercise, but ultimately beneficial as a musician.

We both agreed to exercise our talents and create something for eachother. She would create a special rock-braclet for me. I would record an album for her.

In the end, she wound up leaving the country without telling anyone.

I wound up giving the album to her sister.

Sarah came back to Seattle for a week and I ran into her at a local pub and she just waved. This is a person who I would normally have nice conversations with in the past when we saw eachother, so all I could think of is that she probably felt guilty or embarrassed that she couldn’t hold up her end of the deal. Personally, I don’t care that much if she held up the deal or not. I mean, I got some great music out of it. But I think the least she could have done was say, “hey, sorry I didn’t do what I said, but I was in a really bad place. maybe someday we’ll meet again and I’ll make it up to you”. But its been my experience that people just don’t have much integrity. Oh well. Next….

Sell or get rid of my "heap of music Equipment" I don't use anymore!
Sell off unwanted music equipment

this one was a red herring. i didn’t actually find any equipment that i don’t use any more or isn’t ready to hand over to the sand-people….

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