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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purplefibermomI'm marking this as done

as I did an about face on my previous nonchalant attitude re: cheers. I do have to watch myself so I don’t slide into OCS though. 6 years ago


purplefibermomfor des

in the middle of some cheer bombing – 4444 for an entry about meeting the Hasselhoff ;) 6 years ago


purplefibermomanother aspect of embracing cheering

is that your cheerers tend to find things on your list that you may have been neglecting. Abby is really good at cheering me on those goals ;)

must make list and get something done6 years ago


purplefibermomtrying to catch up....

;) – I fell woefully behind on my cheers the last few weeks, but I’ve been trying to catch back up… now I’m only in a 12 cheer deficit (although I may have picked the wrong starting point when I restarted…) 7 years ago


purplefibermomI used to look upon

cheering as a waste of time. I would occasionally get into cheer bombing someone or do some serendipitous cheering – but I didn’t really see the point. I’ve been on 43T since March of 2005 & I still haven’t reached the 5000 mark. Not that I have cheer envy or anything ;)

Lately though I’ve come to realize that if you get into a regular cheering relationship with someone it helps you to get to know them better. As you have to dig deeper into their entry & commenting past, you really learn some interesting things and re-start some long stilled conversations.

Thanks to all of my new cheering buddies – I’m having fun getting to know you :D 7 years ago


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