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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Jessica Valentineooops

i forgot :S 8 years ago

whoopdedooI tried.

This was a great plan, but fell apart at the seams when I went to Uni in September and all of a sudden had to give up fiction in order to read big ugly textbooks where no-one’s ever happy and everything’s dry and loveless. 8 years ago

tsukikage2005 is over

I totally forgot about this goal… And now it’s 2006. Oh well. 8 years ago

shannon raeUntitled

wow. i did this on accident! 8 years ago

tsukikage Mountain, Get Out of My Way

I just finished Mountain, Get Out of My Way by Montel Williams today. Book 1! Of course, it’s the third week of January, but come on – I just got this thing! 9 years ago

whoopdedooThe list...

  1. Enduring Love by Ian McEwan (08/01/05) &
  2. Red Dog by Louis de Bernieres (08/01/05) &&&
  3. Complicity by Iain Banks (12/01/05) &&&
  4. Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner (22/01/05) &&
  5. The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood (29/01/05) &&
  6. The Pursuit of Happiness by Justin Cartwright (05/02/05) &&&&
  7. The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (04/03/05) &&&
  8. Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure by Dave Gorman (04/03/05) &&&
  9. The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes (19/03/05) &&&
  10. Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (24/03/05) &&&
  11. Lucky by Alice Sebold (10/04/05) &&&
  12. A Certain Justice by P.D. James (15/04/05) &&&
  13. Mummy’s Legs by Kate Bingham (21/04/05) &&
  14. A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly (31/05/05) &&&
  15. The Last Family in England by Matt Haig (01/06/05) &&&
  16. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (04/06/05) &&&
  17. Women Talking Dirty by Isla Dewar (06/06/05) &&
  18. Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (15/06/05) &&
  19. Case Histories by Kate Atkinson (19/06/05) &&&&
  20. Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss (22/06/05) &&&
  21. It’s OK, I’m Wearing Really Big Knickers by Louise Rennison (23/06/05) &&
  22. Knocked Out by my Nunga Nungas by Louise Rennison (23/06/05) &&&
  23. Don’t Tell Me the Truth About Love by Dan Rhodes (25/06/05) &&
  24. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle (02/07/05) &&
  25. The Man With the Dancing Eyes by Sophie Dahl (02/07/05) &
  26. Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland (03/07/05) &&&& 9 years ago

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