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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Beginnings Here

Beginnings on PC. See you there.

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Beginnings HereMy heart goes out to you

I am sorry you are going through what you are. Know that you are not alone. The 43T community will emerge on the other sites and I do hope you find your friends and support there. 4 months ago

Beginnings HereCould not have said it better

Thank you for the thoughts.

Bye, 43T. did we ever know why 43? 4 months ago

Beginnings HereFail!

darn it. 4 months ago

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Beginnings HereI didn't do this!!!! I wanted to do this. I will help anyone who wants to do this now and forever

Let me know if You’d like to get the site up and running.

I’d help in any way that I am able. 4 months ago

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Beginnings HereI have found some sets that I like.

Kitchen set is in dining room right now because the shape just works.
we will see if that remains long term! 4 months ago

Beginnings HereMeeting at my place tomorrow afternoon on this

Game on! 4 months ago

Beginnings HereOK. Joining crossfit and doing yoga 3 times a week

I will get this done by year end. 2014. I mean this! 4 months ago

Beginnings HereI did this before in 2010 and I did it again this year.

I figured out how to get whole again this year. That is good.

More revenue needed for 2015 to sustain the newer greater overhead lifestyle in the new home. Not sure if this is really how I want to spend my money, but it can be viewed as a bank account as I gain equity quickly with a 15 year mortgage, with now, just about 14 years to go!

Higher earnings are coming, too. staying ahead of the curve is always crucial.

I can get there sustainably. That is the plan. 4 months ago

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Beginnings HereGood bye 43 things….

I am going to miss you. I think the site was ahead of its time. I am sorry you never figured out the business model. I wish you would have asked us all directly much earlier. I would have helped in some way economically. Or assisted in some way to develop a working business model with you.

I was able to think out loud with your tool and track my life and progress for nearly 7 years. It was a valuable service and tool for me. I want to thank you for the effort and thought that went into the development and the ten years of sustaining it.

In the future, however, don’t close the work you start. Hand it off. I do that all the time. I recruit someone to take over what I have built so that I can move onto the next challenge that fits me and my needs. I wish you would have. I understand some one wanted to buy it. Heck, I would have worked with them, and others to effect that.

So, I am sorry that you didn’t reach out to all of us and ask us what we would do to support you and survive you. We would have figured it out with you.

In gratitude I am for all of you who were involved in sharing your life and stories. The cheers. The comments. The great ideas of what people do with their time here. The willingness to discuss it. Celebrate it. Mourn it.

How could a site like that not stay alive?

I did live. I did laugh. I did love.
With all of you.
Bang! 4 months ago

Beginnings HereSaturday…furniture comes

And I will put things away. where they need to be. And get rid of the large piece that I have so that I can be in a good place.

Ready….here it comes! 4 months ago

Beginnings Here 9 months ago

Beginnings Herewow. this is so sad.

I just tuned in to realize what has been happening. You characterize my feelings so well on this. I feel betrayed.

How would one back up our profiles and posts? Are there best strategies for this?


And…is there no way to transition this to someone else’s care? 5 months ago

Beginnings HereI just woke up to this news!

How can I help? Please advise. I would like to do what I can to keep the site alive. 5 months ago

Beginnings Heremid-year review says, "hell yes!"

This is the best year of my life.

Home. Work. Family. Connection.

It is the best. Just when you think it can’t get any better – it does! Enriches me beyond belief! 5 months ago

Beginnings HereLiving the dream

This life is so good. 5 months ago

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