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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keep negative people out of my life

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What a difference it makes! I love not fooling with stupid people! 5 days ago


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LunaCySunshineCrystal

Long stories made short: I have this friend who wants to be exactly like me, while at the same time she wants to destroy me. It made our friendship awkward when she began to “change” into this new person over time and everyone began to take notice of it and it made them uncomfortable, as well. People are always better when they’re themselves.

Eventually, I chose the end the friendship like a subscription to a bad magazine because it was clear she was going to keep harassing me on various social media sites…in an attempt to get me to not be myself anymore.

I’ve tried to move on since then, but one of our old mutual friends messages me every so often just to make fun of how hard she’s trying now. He doesn’t really go into specifics often…but he usually just talks about how overboard she goes and how hateful and elitist she always sounds, because she’s still continuing her hateful diatribes that made her lose followers in the first place. I try to ignore this but it makes me sad because I feel partially responsible for her identity crisis.

I know he thinks she’s pathetic and all and he’s not trying to make me feel awful, but I do feel kind of guilty that I might have been the catalyst for this unnecessary change in her life. Even though she still strikes out at me from afar…the thing is, I’m really happy to have unfollowed her because she was a Negative Nancy and I do not wish to be reminded of how unhappy she (or anyone for that matter) still is. It’s kind of a buzzkill. We’ve both established that she’s crazy, but she also needs psychological help too if she’s still struggling with her identity after all this time.

This is the negative person I want to keep out of my life.

I also think she’s also kind of a great reminder for how terribly short life is. 1 month ago


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SAND_Sand surround myself only with people good for me!

Gonna do that :) 4 months ago


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CandyswiftUntitled

Negative people are like colds, they can be contagious or there negativity can rub off on you. I need to invent a negative repellant spray. Lol! 4 months ago


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