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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visit every lighthouse in america (read all 3 entries…)
A few years, a few lighthouses...

In the three years I’ve been neglecting 43 Things, I’ve done a bit of traveling and added a few lighthouses to the list! Let’s see… saw the Sullivan’s Island Light and the Morris Island Light in Charleston, SC. Caught a distant glimpse of the Egmont Key Light in Tampa, but wasn’t able to take the ferry out to the island because it was the off season. Bummer! Saw the Sanibel Light, which isn’t as exciting to me because it’s an iron skeleton, and I much prefer the towers, but it does have the advantage of being in one of my favorite places ever! The coolest one I’ve seen recently is Faro Celerain in Cozumel, Mexico, which I visited while on a cruise… the photo I’ve included in this entry is from the top of Faro Celerain.

finish my quilt (read all 5 entries…)

Well, in the years since I was last active on 43 Things, I completed my quilt of old T-shirts! Did it entirely by hand, and I’m terribly proud of it.

make myself a FABULOUS hat for the Kentucky Derby! (read all 2 entries…)
Done and done!

So I’ve been out of the 43 Things habit for several years now, but I’m back! And in the meantime, I decorated this hat, which I think is pretty fab.

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