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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KatchooI grew up there...

South Jersey, near Atlantic City. I liked it at the time and love to go back, as I still have family there, but don’t think I could live there now. The traffic and the costs are maddening. And I keep thinking about how it could all be wiped out by a big hurricane like Katrina, or just global warming…

I also hate the way that all the cool old beach houses have been torn down and replaced by oversized monstrosities. I wish we didn’t have to despoil every cool bit of coastline with condos and massive tourism. Sometimes small is best. 8 years ago


netsielived in NJ my entire life

but ALWAYS wanted to live down the shore. i don’t want to feel like a tourist in a place that i love. want to experience the quietness of off-season. want to go to bar-a and see lifespeed every tuesday and not have to drive an hour each way. want to walk the beach in my barefeet and a sweater in the autumn. want my own house and ride my bike around town. 9 years ago


Petebennies...

I’ve lived in Manasquan & Point Pleasant Beach up until I came to college 5 years ago.

The only miserable thing about the shore is the droves of stuck-up city-folk coming down to their expensive summer homes.

If it weren’t for their interest (coupled with the greedy towns), we wouldn’t have to pay $5 a day to get on the beach. 9 years ago


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