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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This took extremely long! I personally do not enjoy Chinese food so I had to get fortunes from my friends or take them when my family ordered! It took a long time, but I finally rounded up some good fortunes! :) 5 years ago


nicoleIf I actually ate Chinese food...

this goal wouldn’t take so long and I wouldn’t have to ask my friends for their fortune cookies all the time. It’s been 3 months since I last updated about this goal and at that time I had 29. After 3 months, I’m up to 38 fortunes… only 9 more fortunes? I’m slackin. 7 years ago

SaraLuWhowho?I used to save them just out of...

insanity. I guess. I never eat the cookies – but I get all superstitious about everyone opening theirs and reading it. Sometimes you think someone else got yours – and what could result of that freak of fate!! (oo noooo) I used to save them all and never in one place so they bubble up from time to time still. Something about those little bits of omniscient paper… 7 years ago

nicoleTear the plastic, crack open the cookie...

So I’m a little more than half way there- I have 29 saved up, either stored in a tiny box, taped to a page inside my scrapbook, and my favorite one taped to my computer monitor.

Fortune cookie fortunes are so fun, seriously. I love the joy I feel when I’m beginning to chop on the cookie and straigtening out the paper to read what my fortune says.

Hah, I’m gay, shut up. 7 years ago

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