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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Crystal"Woah! She's got a personality!"

In a new circle of friends just a few days ago, I made an off-color joke. I was afraid of how it might go over, being that I just spouted off without thinking, and everyone sort of sat and stared for a moment. Just when I was about to crawl into a hole and die, one of the guys exclaimed (no joke here): “Woah! She’s got a personality!” So… What? Everyone thinks I’m just a pretty face? ; )
The problem is that I remain cautious around new people until I get to know them. I am nice, quiet, polite, I hang back and listen, I take it all in, and then when I feel like it’s safe, I’ll come into full color in the blink of an eye.
I really need to work on this goal… I can’t imagine all of the amazing people I’ve missed out on by not showing all of who I am right away. I know that I wouldn’t hang around for a month and wait to find out if some shell-of-a-person actually had a really great personality in there somewhere… 6 years ago


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