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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StephersonAirplaneThe competition!

So apparently (as I have just discovered) there are already a million big things out there! Here is an interesting link: I guess I have my work cut out for me! 8 years ago

StephersonAirplaneyeah sure....

Okay both you and I know that I am NEVER going to actually do this one…but isn’t it fun to pretend that maybe you could do something like this? You have no idea what I am talking about?! Oh…

You know how in Australia there are all those big things..the big pineapple, the big lobster, they have at least 7-8 big things. In Canada we have the big apple (I will attach a picture eventually) the big nickel. I have already thought it would be awesome to build the biggest something. I mean I don’t need to be famous, I certainly don’t need to be rich..but holy crap it would be awesome to build something totally huge and completely pointless.

I just need to figure out what my biggest thing would be…any suggestions? 8 years ago


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