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 5 things

How I did it
How to get a tattoo
It took me
2 years
It made me

Recent entries
be the best Friend I can be
I am trying ...

It has recently come to my attention that being a good friend means more than just listening to what others have to say … it actually means placing trust in others and confiding in others to help me with my problems. I don’t have any friendships like this … I thought I was a good friend but realized I never share ANYTHING about myself with them … so this is my goal.

Understand why i have commitment issues (read all 3 entries…)
All in my head

I go through it over and over in my head – I need to open up to people but always find a reason not to (they won’t care, listen, etc) ... so I keep my issues to myself. People will never know me because I find reasons not to let them.

Understand why i have commitment issues (read all 3 entries…)
Core Issue

I realized that i have no 50/50 relationships that I usually listen more than I share and that is not true friendship … because I can’t open up to anyone!

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