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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a man named LewLooks like

my problem is recurring.

I need to get something I can last at and enjoy. 7 years ago

a man named LewUntitled

I seem to have saved my job for the time being, although I’m still on probation. I don’t know if this is a good thing or not, I did really expect the axe.

It’s good that my managers took the time to ask me about how I viewed the placement in Newcastle. And one of them even made the point that asking lots of questions, and being slow and steady at picking things up, was not necessarily a bad thing.

I can work more on my add another string to my bow goal now that I am based at home. 8 years ago

a man named LewUntitled

After having been unceremoniously dumped from my contract job in Newcastle for not picking things up quickly enough (god that makes me feel really old, and it’s a hard thing to admit to in a public forum like this), it remains to be seen whether my employer will keep me on (I’m still on probation). However it’s likely that I will have to find another job soon.

And it’s time to admit to myself that I suffer from a chronic lack of self-confidence. So I need to get something I can hack.

I’ll miss Newcastle. 8 years ago

a man named LewUntitled

Wow, I’ve just got a permanent post. Same field I was working in before but better money.

Hey, I’ve just completed a goal:) 8 years ago

a man named LewUntitled

Got an interview at the University next week – data support asst in the Psychiatry department. It’s part-time, which is what I’m looking for. 8 years ago

a man named LewUntitled

Made my first application of 2006 to the University: P/T Computer Support. We’ll see if I get any further with this than any of the other jobs I’ve applied for there. Also sent off for details of a job at Heriot-Watt. 8 years ago

a man named LewJust fired off

...a couple of job applications. Got to keep this goal active, it’s probably the most important goal I have, since some others depend on having more disposable income (Australia, gorillas).

I wish it wasn’t that way but money does seem to be important in having a reasonably happy, fulfilled life:-( 9 years ago

DeannaMy Job

I finally did this, got a steady job with a steady salary and I get leave time. In 3 years my pay has been steady and stable. So worth doing, knowing that each paycheck will be the same and you don’t have to stress over a smaller check because you missed a few days. And I love my job. 9 years ago

a man named Lewdoing something I enjoy

...and am good at. 9 years ago


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