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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  1. 1. never go hungry again
    1 person
  2. 2. make an AMV
    1 cheer
    83 people
  3. 3. write a page of prose
    1 person
  4. 4. write another letter for Mara
    1 person
  5. 5. make my first blog post
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. study for GRE
    16 people
  7. 7. watch Full Metal Alchemist with Preston
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. read all of Y: The Last Man
    3 people
  9. 9. get my bonus healing over 2000
    1 cheer
    1 person
  10. 10. get on the pill
    1 cheer
    0 people
  11. 11. watch Bleach
    35 people
  12. 12. read Doug's book
    1 person
  13. 13. send my wedding essay to that Appalachian journal
    1 person
  14. 14. elope
    1 cheer
    73 people
  15. 15. get out of debt
    1 cheer
    12,271 people
  16. 16. read Proust's In Search of Lost Time
    37 people
  17. 17. revise my book
    3 people
  18. 18. attend Comic-Con
    12 people
  19. 19. get a PhD in gender studies
    2 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. go to Narnia
    37 people
  21. 21. see a whale
    100 people
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