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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hit a home run
Long ball

I’ve been playing softball for about 7 years now and the only home run I’ve scored(on the field) is an in the park home run. I don’t have the power to hit it far. I’m a place hitter. i know getting on base is key, but it would be nice to hit one out.

gain 20 pounds
Thin unfortunately

I would really love to gain about 20 pounds. Most people hate me because I cannot gain weight. My whole family is thin. I weigh about 130 lbs. I need more muscle. I’ll see what I can do.

get married
This is a hard one

The woman I am with now has a kid(14 year old), shes 8 years older then me(age really doesn’t matter to me), tubes tied(doesn’t want anymore kids…I do), owns her own business, and has been married twice before. I need help.

get a new car
Only a matter of time

It’s only a matter of time before the 1995 Olds Aurora I own shits the bed. It has 130,000 miles on it. Some of the things that I’ve repaired or replaced; water pump, master cylinder, 4 new tires, and an altinator. Some of the things I need to repair or replace; windshield, radiator, transmission needs to be flushed, losing oil pressure, and a slight shimmy on the highway.

stop biting my nails
Tough one

I’ve been doing this since I can remember. I stopped twice for about two months. Then, insert fingers in mouth….nasty, I know. Someday….hopefully soon.

finish my tattoo

My tattoo hasn’t been worked on in about 4 years. It’s a knight in shining armour on my left arm with the dragon head on my shoulder and his body on about a quarter of my back. I think I’ll make this one a birthday gift for myself.



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