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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learn how to use my camera and take great pictures (read all 7 entries…)

I miss the summer and having a working camera…missing the rewind crank and screw on my canon (took this picture with my canon ae-1!) and had to finish up my roll of b&w in the pentax so I can use color film!

Meet my $2300 fundraising goal for the Komen 3-Day walk (read all 2 entries…)

9% of the way there!!! three months and ten days until I want to have all my fundraising DONE. Please help with my goals if you are able! :)

Meet my $2300 fundraising goal for the Komen 3-Day walk (read all 2 entries…)
60 miles in three days

My mom and I are doing the Komen 3-Day in August. I am walking for her (she is a 6 month survivor!!!) and for my aunt (11 year survivor), as well as for my friends’ moms who have battled breast cancer. I’m also walking for myself, because I might have the gene.
The walk itself is twenty miles a day for three days. I have my shoes (they are actually the Komen shoes for New Balance- they are dark grey and hot pink and quite fabulous!) and I am training when I can during this lovely Ohio winter. (...) So far I have raised $0- my goal is to have all of the funds raised by my birthday, June 21st, which is exactly four months from tomorrow, so that I can focus on training and flute and marching band (two high schools this year!) and my friend’s wedding, etc. My personal page is here:
If you are able to donate I would greatly appreciate it. Any kind of signal boost is also greatly appreciated; this isn’t quite the same as tumblr but any way you can spread the word would be AWESOME. I am planning on making pink zipper pouches for my etsy shop too, and everything from those will be going towards my fundraising. Please help if you can!!! I may be needing that help later in life. (Hoping that I don’t, but either way I want to work towards a better future.)

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