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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Pilot a boat through the Chittenden Locks (Seattle)


Entries from everyone

mattuDid it - then did it again

This was a lot of fun. Even better with a few kids. Just watching the kids as the lock doors open and shut was worth it. 9 years ago

elizabethuVery cool...

and pretty easy, as long as you have long enough lines and listen to the lock operators. We got to go through the small lock on the way out and the big lock on the way back. The wait times weren’t very long, although that might be a different story late in the day on a Sunday (we came back late morning). Sort of a funny scene, with tourists taking pictures of us taking pictures while going through the locks. 9 years ago

elizabethuThis weekend...

... will be our first time through the Ballard Locks. We’re bringing a friend who has gone through before, so I’m hoping the lock operators won’t need to yell at us too much! 9 years ago


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