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 wouldn’t say that my kids are doing chores “every day” per say. But they have been picking up the slack. If only I could get them past the whining when I announce it is chore time part… 6 years ago

Amanda_FrogSo, today

it was a bit more difficult getting the kids to do chores. They wanted to gravitate toward the tv/video games/outisde, but I had to keep them on track. It wasn’t too fun, either, because when they don’t want to do something, they are absolutely uncooperative, and it’s annoying as heck. They got the table cleared off, though, and dinner dishes cleared from the table. 6 years ago

Amanda_FrogKids and chores

Right now, Mom (that would be me) does basically everything around the house. I made a chore list for my kids yesterday. Well, 2 actually. One for chores they will do DAILY (put their laundry away, clear the dinner table, feed and water dog, etc) and one for what they need to do WEEKLY (clean their bathroom, take out the bathroom trash, dust the living room, etc). See, my husband grew up with his mom doing everything. Not me. My dad and stepmom had us do everything together. We all pitched in. Everyone helped fold towels. Everyone helped with the Saturday chores. Everyone pitched in. And that’s how I want it in my house. But I’ve allowed my kids to barely do anything for too long, while I cleaned up after them. Truth be told, it’s kind of making me a resentful person. So, I guess you could say that not only am I trying to make them responsible people, I’m trying to keep myself from going to the loony bin. 6 years ago

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