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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watch the eurovision with ice cream and terry wogan


 

Entries from everyone

weathergirlEurovision rocks..

..I wasn’t sure about the winner! but how fun is Eurovision. We were all laughing so hard. Especially at Lithuania. Check it out and spread the love! Lord it’s hilarious. What an institution this competition is. xxx 8 years ago


laweeezwell I'm glad Lordi won

had to wake my daughter up for them, and she said ‘are they their real faces?’. i did wonder too. I also liked the Lithuanians, who sounded bizarrely like the pogues (who knew lithuanians sounded irish?) and had the same pisstake spirit about them.

Fell asleep by the Turkey – Sweden – Armenia phase where wailing women with thigh boots and long legs all meshed into one overloud parade of maria-careyism. And hats off to Daz. The words weren’t that bad and you’ve got to give him credit for unabashed naffness. I thought Norway would win, but then I’m biaised cos all the Norwegians I know are lovely.

Terry didn’t get linked up and they had sold out of the spagnola ice-cream so it was haagan daaz cookies & cream, but I’m glad I watched it if only for the moonwalking Latvian acappellas and the Russian piano lady. It has bizarrely enriched my life, if only as in, I’m not that weird after all.8 years ago


laweeezkeep missing it

but my mum has promised to remind me. She’s (rather too) good at that. I’m going for a large tub of that maraschino cherry spagnola stuff and spread out mattresses and duvets for a big family telly moment. It’s a great way to teach kids about geopolitics too.

Need somehow to wire up Terry Wogan to French tv. Could be harder.

But it is the high spot of my year, and I’m always well peeved when I miss it. My family don’t even call on birthdays, but we all phone and say who the winner’s going to be. So this year, am going to Be Prepared. 8 years ago


 

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