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.
you know those kids dancing in the arcade windows with everyone standing around them with big googly eyes, wish they were that good. that they were just that cool.
it was… liberating!
did you know that 90% of all fruit is grown in the rotting remains of small children, that they killed for fertilizer? True fact. you’re sick. we need to do something.
i hereby decree that it will be told as it should be told! with brute honesty.
I wanna shake it up! I wanna drop jaws! Am I alone in this?
Christ is another way to coupe with death. Life’s just a mattress ride, you’ve gotta enjoy your bounce. When it all boils down… did you have a nice day? Thats all that matters =)
Just breathe? JUST BREATH! GASP FOR AIR! FLAIL YOUR ARMS! Don’t stop, don’t ever, ever stop. I don’t wanna stop, I wanna go GO GO! I can’t miss a beat! I wanna fall in love! I wanna be a rock star! I wanna be rich! It starts now! WE START NOW! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!! STAND UP AND GO! I’VE GOTTA GO! I’VE GOT SO LITTLE LIFE!
There are a bunch of things that I’D LIKE to be doing, but not a bunch of things I AM DOING.