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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bigmomma3269 15 months ago

bigmomma3269looking for post cards

hello my name is jennifer and me and my mom are trying to collect the state postcards and any other postcards people may have 15 months ago

itsasecretI will send out some postcards

I’ve been really depressed the past month and haven’t been going out nearly as much. Anyone that i said i will send 1 to will get 1. I just won’t say when. 20 months ago

itsasecretI now have Michigan

thanks to buffalo and Delawarethanks to her sister. 20 months ago

itsasecretgot the postcard from Melissa

thank you :) 21 months ago

itsasecretI suppose I could send myself a postcard from here

though that seems kind of weird. Anybody from RI or NH out there? 21 months ago

itsasecretI have postcards from

Niagra Falls
and Nevada

Anywhere but those would be greatly appreciated 21 months ago

itsasecretThanks for your roaring postcard Wren

Now i have to figure out where each 1 came from. Most of them i can tell but there’s at least 1 I’m not sure. 21 months ago

itsasecretgot another postcard from Sue

this time from Nevada. I’m up to 8. I might actually be able to finish this in a few months. 21 months ago

itsasecreta postcard from Sue

and 1 from Lisa. Thank you 22 months ago

itsasecretRecieved another 2 postcards

I really like this goal. 22 months ago

itsasecretI recieved another postcard

from Phoenix. Thank you. 22 months ago

itsasecretso far I've recieved postcards from...

sue 820 and as a Phoenix rising. Thank you very much. Anyone else willing to send let me know=:-) 22 months ago

itsasecretI would love to have a friend from each state

I could visit . If your willing to send a postcard let me know. 22 months ago

itsasecretI don't have any from anywhere

so anyone can help me get started. 23 months ago

itsasecretI don't know how to get started

I don’t have any so anywhere will do. 23 months ago

itsasecret 23 months ago

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abbeynormal 2 years ago

Todd Schoonover50th State: Hawaii

Hawaii (HI) 43-bananapancakes

Capital: Honolulu
Largest City: Honolulu
Area: 10,931 sq. mi. (43rd in US)
Population: 1,360,301 in 2010 (40th in US)

Nicknames: Aloha State, Rainbow State, Paradise of the Pacific, Youngest State

Motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono (“The life of the land is perpetuated by righteousness”)
Song: “Hawai’i pono’i” by Kalakaua/Berger
Colors: (by island) Red, Pink, Golden Yellow, Purple, Green, Orange, White, Gray

Flower: Hibiscus (Hibiscus brackenridgei)
Bird: Nene
Tree: Kukui (Aleurites moluccana)
Dance: Hula
Team Sport: Outrigger canoe paddling
Marine Mammal: Humpback Whale
Mammal: Hawaiian monk seal
Gem: Black coral
Fish: Humuhumunukunukuapua’a
Individual Sport: Surfing

Admission to Union: August 21, 1959 3 years ago

Todd Schoonover49th State: Alaska

Alaska (AK)

Capital: Juneau
Largest City: Anchorage
Area: 663,268 sq. mi. (1st in US)
Population: 698,473 in 2009 (47th in US)

Nicknames: Last Frontier, Seward’s Folly, Land of the Midnight Sun, Great Land

Motto: North to the future
Song: “Alaska’s Flag” by Dusenbury/Davis
Colors: None adopted

Flower: Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpioides)
Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
Tree: Sitka Spruce (Pinus palustris)
Dog: Alaskan malamute
Insect: Four-spot skimmer dragonfly
Sport: Dog mushing
Marine Mammal: Bowhead whale
Fish: King salmon
Fossil: Woolly mammoth
Mammal: Moose
Mineral: Gold
Language: English

Admission to Union: January 3, 1959 3 years ago

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