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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petrnotailperhaps pet needs to tone this this DOWN

at this point in her life. she danced tonight, very sweaty close quarters with friends and strangers alike. it was sweaty and gross. She was ok with it and HAD SO MUCH FUN! Also, H being close makes this a world easier. And also, the sex. Lots of the sex. sorry, pet is drunk. 6 years ago


of us touch, so it works well to be in staid comfort enough with someone. 6 years ago

petrnotailI touched

Corey and Matty last night, plenty. But I have Touched them before

Still having trouble touching gals though. Or even talking about touching girls. Evidence, the Alicia-Robot conversation I had with Dave. 6 years ago

petrnotailI did

very much a lot of touching people and various surfaces at the bar last night. it was grand! though i knew they were filthy. 6 years ago

petrnotailmuch touching

went to a funeral for a good friend yesterday. there was a lot of hugging there. good hugging. solid hugging. i was ok with it.

today, though, a friend who, like me, isn’t very into the touching confessed he just wants someone to hold him and tell him things will be ok, even if it isn’t true. but i didn’t comfort him. we just talked. his mom is dying, which is rough, but i can’t be that for him. i don’t think he understands. i probably wouldn’t either.

i have no problem with touching my husband, in fact, i like to be in constant physical contact with him, if possible. but it’s hard for me to touch others. even hugging friends and parents etc. yesterday was ok, because it felt appropriate, but i can’t do it very often. dead friend’s brother even whispered to me as we hugged “you always gave the best hugs.” I choked up a bit. So, somewhere in the last four years, did touch become bad? 7 years ago


fear of germs.
fire. 7 years ago

Hillaryjo Atwoodlast week

last week was good for this. my love and i touched all the time, even if it was just little pats or laying our hands on each other’s shoulders or knees, it’s a good was to keep the connection open. 8 years ago


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