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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take a road trip to nowhere in particular


 

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upupandawaySo it wasn't nowhere in particular

I had to take a week’s furlough, which meant a week with nothing to do but no money coming in either, so we couldn’t get too expensive. My boyfriend took the week off work and we made a vague itinerary of places we wanted to see and where we’d like to go. We planned to drive much of the Blue Ridge Parkway. But it was March, and they don’t use salt or plow the parkway (who knew? thank you guidebooks for not telling us this useful tidbit). SO… my boyfriend and I ended up driving over the Smoky Mountains from Tennessee to North Carolina, spending a few days exploring Asheville, NC, and then meandering up winding, back country roads through North Carolina and Virginia. We hit several of the spots we wanted to see, explored several waterfalls at the suggestion of the B&B owner where we stayed, and even had time left over to visit my family in Ohio. It was wonderful! 4 years ago


KiimlaUntitled

This is the ultimate thing! we loved it, ended up nowhere and had to sleep in the car with 3 other people and a bag of chips :o) 8 years ago


upupandawaywhile I'm still young

time is a wheel in constant motion… right?

I need to do this while I’m young. I need to leave without telling anyone where I’m going or when I’ll be back. I need to just be free for a week or a month or whatever. I need to just go. 9 years ago


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