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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is remembering the faint touch of love

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find redeeming qualities even in the people i despise
i judge

but kindly and empathetically now. at least, i try. the atheist ten commandments help, surprisingly enough.

keep my old friends, despite the new

well, we hit that point where friendship ends and family begins – and families do not break, despite the distance. we are as close as ever and since this goes hand in hand with “remember what matters in life,” i figured i might as well kill two birds with one stone, right? no. bird murder is deplorable.

spend a day, an hour, a single meaningful glance with a stranger

we were both taking pictures of turtles at the turtle pond, and spent two hours talking about cameras, nature, and life. we exchanged contact info but never spoke again.

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