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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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IvymereAt my old uni,

I can probably count only a handful of people I’ve met that are actually under a list of people I trust, versus acquaintances.

At my new college, it’s different. I feel more alone than ever, even though it’s smaller and we have classes with the same people. In fact, I think that makes it worse. There are nice people, but I’m not sure if any of it will develop into meaningful friendships. I am good friends with one girl, but she’s an international student, so we do have some language restrictions that doesn’t let us converse beyond certain topics (topics that require much pondering and debate). 6 years ago

IvymereVery difficult

This is a hard goal but I guess I’ve kind of done it.

I made two amazing friends my second year of university. One has moved to Oregon so I hardly ever talk to him now and one is now my business partner.

Nanowrimo has opened up me to a lot of new people and although we are scattered around the world, they are no less meaningful. I count them into this goal because I met them while in university. :D 7 years ago

katefordI have a few meaningful friends

and my meaningful friends are the ones I hold on to. I have one good friend from elementary school, two best friends from 6th grade (7 year old friendships), my sister, a few other close friendships from high school, and a few others from down the road. But I want some from college, too.

It feels like friendship is a waste of time if its only on the superficial level, where you’re never completely trusting the other person, you don’t truly care, and you never have conversations about the things that really matter. I hope that I grow close to some of the people in college. 7 years ago

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