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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flying irishmanI love this one

You could perhaps write a whole book of such poems I bet. 8 months ago

flying irishmanAt a knock on the door

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flying irishmanHappy Birthday!

This one should be a magical year for you!

By the way, the deleted comment below was this one, which somehow appeared twice. 8 months ago

flying irishmanHope you get

some good breaks soon. 8 months ago

flying irishmanDriving ace

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flying irishmanDo you

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flying irishmanReplacing the bees

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flying irishmanThanks

the kind words. Sure glad you’re writing & posting here this year. 8 months ago

flying irishmanIn daylight

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flying irishmanlike especially

the opening stanza. 8 months ago

flying irishmanTop Ten Reasons to Update Your Career Profile

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flying irishmanWhere

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flying irishmanGood to see

new studies reaching the conclusion that the Mediterranean diet or something very like it is the best way to lose weight. I know it works for me when I force myself to keep at it. 9 months ago

flying irishmanThree more months to go

before we strap into this beast. Can hardly wait. 9 months ago

flying irishmanI'm the sort of person

who will later come to regret taking the floor in nearly any social situation and will spend way too much time thinking about how I could have expressed myself better. The best solution really is to remain quiet around near strangers and acquaintances. After all, I can always talk to my wife about what’s really on my mind later, privately. While I’m certain this is the right way to go, I tend to forget it once in a while. Ouch. 9 months ago

flying irishmanMy terriers

think sleeping for more than three hours at a time is all but impossible, especially since they’re cooped up inside all day. I should maybe think about crating them at night, but I’d miss having them to sleep beside. 9 months ago

flying irishmanone way

to have a superfab weekend is to stay home with my beautiful wife and relax, do some home repair, and write fiction for a few hours. 9 months ago

flying irishmanThis project is

fun to pick up now and again, for a short time. But I can’t let it take over so that I have no room or time for anything else. 9 months ago

flying irishmanI suppose

this goal will likely be around, unfinished, until I either A, lose my job or B, retire, or C, find unknown pocket of energy for a year. 9 months ago

flying irishmanIt's nearly

spring, just two days away, and the many many necessry home repairs are all awaiting. Time to start taking care of the less expensive ones. Then perhaps my wife and I can agree on one of the pricier fixes. 9 months ago

flying irishmanHave been reading

quite a lot this year. YA, mystery/suspense, mainstream literary fiction. Am now reading House of Leaves, a bizarre dark story published in 2000, about among other things, a haunted/possessed house. 9 months ago

flying irishmanI haven't

been doing this, but I’m trying again this week. I think I’ve got a pretty good story to tell, and short of winning the lottery, I think making it as a novelist is my best chance to to move with my wife close to our many nieces and nephews and brothers and sister and parents and feel more connected to them. Well, obviously my wife has a better chance of making it big as a novelist, having already published two excellent books. I suppose there’s some chance we could both succeed, however slim. 9 months ago

flying irishmanMine

are already kicking in, but I’ve never gotten a shot before. 9 months ago

flying irishmanMaybe

send a thanks for the interview note? Good luck! 9 months ago

flying irishmanAny other YA

you’d like to recommend? 9 months ago

flying irishmanI have more

pics to post, but I keep getting a message saying my pics are too big. This didn’t use to be the case. Hm. 9 months ago

flying irishmanCosta Rica

We were there six days, including Christmas. It was a wonderful trip—well, day 6 wasn’t quite as good as the others, but then we learned a valuable lesson about how to avoid traveler’s sickness. The rest of the trip was truly great.

I took about a dozen pics of this scarlet macaw before getting one that is mostly focused. 9 months ago

flying irishman 10 months ago

flying irishmanIt's great

to read about how good things are with you these days. 10 months ago

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