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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jkmcdevitt's Life List

  1. 1. have a family
    1,693 people
  2. 2. reorganize the kitchen
    4 people
  3. 3. go to europe
    2,712 people
  4. 4. go to Africa
    1,742 people
  5. 5. go to Asia
    162 people
  6. 6. read 12 books
    50 people
  7. 7. see the grand canyon
    1,042 people
  8. 8. visit my bff in AZ
    1 person
  9. 9. Pay off our credit cards
    18 people
  10. 10. Cruise on the Allure or Oasis
    1 person
  11. 11. get my scuba certification
    44 people
  12. 12. finish the basement
    50 people
  13. 13. waterproof the basement.
    3 people
  14. 14. be neater
    125 people
  15. 15. find the career I want
    1 person
  16. 16. smile more
    3,618 people
  17. 17. Be more green
    285 people
  18. 18. Get an electrolux washer/dryer
    1 person
  19. 19. Clean my closets
    1 cheer
    21 people
  20. 20. run a 5k
    1 cheer
    2,783 people
  21. 21. lose weight
    1 cheer
    42,100 people
  22. 22. Have a baby
    6,202 people
  23. 23. get a masters degree
    2,999 people
  24. 24. Clean the basement
    59 people
  25. 25. Go to Australia
    2,302 people

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