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 9 things
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Participate in a 9-week fitness challenge (read all 2 entries…)
Great experience

We did the 9-week challenge and I even lost 2.4 pounds. I know..doesn’t seem like much, but my husband lost 43 and that made it worth it. In fact, he lost more than anyone else in the challenge.

Write to Grandma every month (read all 8 entries…)
Grandma has

moved to be close to my parents. My Mom sees her every day when she picks up Grandmas’s dinner from the assisted living kitchen. I feel less worried about her being alone and lonely but I still need to make the effort to communicate. She’ll be 95 next month. Hard to believe and even though she’s a little hard of hearing and doesn’t get around all that well, she’s still the Grandma I always remembered.

Build more self=confidence
Pains me to say it...

but my lack of self-confidence is holding me back. I’m just as capable as the next person but somehow I communicate something different. Or if I do communicate that I’m just as capable as the next person, I feel like I’m lying.

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