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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make five new friends in 2006


Entries from everyone

what would memily do?3, 4, 5 + 6.

I LOVE MELBOURNE. Cat, Evan, Amanda and Mel. Miss them already and I’ve only been home for two days. 8 years ago

what would memily do?1 + 2: Trev and James.

Why is it always that things happen when you’ve almost given up on them, or when you’re not consciously geared up for them?

I met Trev and James at Something for Kate’s gig at the Tivoli on Thursday night. They were up from Melbourne, following the band around their SEQ shows. We met while waiting around to say hi to the band after their gig. It came up in conversation that all three of us were headed for the Buderim gig on Saturday, them by public transport, me in a car by myself.

So, we met up on Saturday morning and spent the whole weekend driving around and generally being awesome. I just put them on their plane back to Melbourne! I miss them already! 8 years ago

what would memily do?THIS IS GOING SWELL!


Maybe I’m putting too tight a lid on the definition of friend in my mind. I’ve made a handful of new friends over the internet (on 43things, livejournal, the threadless forums) this year but none of those “let’s hang out a couple of times a month” friends and those are the ones I desperately want! 8 years ago


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