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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I’m keeping a diary now. I’m never leaving it anywhere, though. I’d hate to lose all those memories, good, and very very bad. It’s changed me as a person, and I’d like to see that I fill up the composition book with as many memories as possible. 7 years ago

Julie HorstSort of.

Two of my diaries have been stolen. Indirectly. One time I accidentally drove away from a gas station with my purse on the hood of my car, it fell off and by the time I could turn the car around and get back to where it had fallen, someone had picked it up. The diary was in the purse. Weeks later the purse was returned to me by a church with almost everything still inside EXCEPT the diary. Creepy. Another time, a purse of mine was stolen in Baltimore, and again, the purse was returned with almost everything intact except the diary.

I chose to take this as a compliment. 7 years ago

mypenmodisbetterAttachment issues

I’ve started writing down my day in a comp. notebook, but I don’t know if I could part with something that holds such valuable times that I might forget otherwise. I’m considering even writing one, and then leave contact information on the last page, you know, so I could meet the person who found it and see who they are, their personality, or anything of that sort. It’d be a good opportunity to meet someone completely new to me. 7 years ago

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