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 19 things

How I did it
How to go an entire day without speaking
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to give away 43 possessions
It took me
14 days
It made me

How to kiss a complete stranger and not say one word to them
It took me
1 day
It made me

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Have a totally different life by this time next year

my life is totally different! I’m not even exactly sure when I elected this goal, but I am quite certain that my life is polar opposite of what it was. There’s no more school. There’s paying down credit card debt. There’s waiting for this baby. There’s no more ocean. There’s lots of quartz! There’s no more East Coast… but now there’s West Coast! There’s no more car :( but there will be a cute VW Bug in the future ;) 2012 will be magnificent.

find myself in a situation where it makes sense and is in fact absolutely necessary to say "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" (read all 2 entries…)
leaving my baby's father...

it was rough and pretty emotional, but my mind was made up. Finding myself in this situation was not necessarily fun, but I can officially accomplished this goal. I’m glad I had the strength to commit to this.

compile a list of 100 facts about myself (read all 5 entries…)
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I speak French

I speak Spanish

I paint with tons of colors

I’m pretty good at doing hula hoop tricks!

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