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 just realized that when people beat me on fb at words with friends, it makes them feel good and that s good. i need to learn to feel that way about my chess losses. i am getting there and besides i have won 920 games in a little over two years both live and on line. good for me..take care..joe 2 years ago

miolamy laptop

we visit my 93 yr. old father in law about 4 times a year. i have to sleep on an air mattress in this pc room. recently, i bought a 10 yr. old used toshiba laptop which runs great. i am grateful to have it cause my sister in law resented me using her pc during our visits. she had the print so small that i could barely read it and she didn t want me to make it bigger . that s how i learned she didn t want me to use her pc. she has a new wireless laptop which i can use the wireless part to fire up my laptop and thank god for these developments. overcoming boredom during these visits can be quite a challenge. i have my kindle, and my laptop now. thank god for technology. 2 years ago

miolaweb site

i found a very worthwhile this site starts petitions on various causes. i signed one today to help a teacher fired for collecting money to help the treyvon martin family. the petition had 215,000 signatures on it. i can feel as if i am working on the problems i become interested in by signing various petitions. thanks..take care..joe 2 years ago

miolason ?

did i ignore my son while he was growing up ? was my mind always at school fighting with jr. high kids when he wanted my attention ? now, we see each other about 4 days over an entire year. when we are together, he barely speaks to me and rarely listens to me. i have always tried to tell him interesting stories about life,sports, books and he always half listens. he has a small window of patience for listening to me. i try to ask him questions about his life and he answers with short responses. during our recent visits, he sits there with his I pad and surfs on it. he is addicted to electronic stuff. he receives texts from friends, shops on his laptop. we aren t mad. we rarely argue. his mother was very quiet and her mother was very awkward with strangers. is his behavior towards me more a result of his genes or a result of the way i treated him while he was growing up ? this involves the old nurture nature theory. there is no answer. i have to continue to try to listen to him with interest and attention and hope our communication improves before either of us dies. take care..joe 2 years ago


i am getting a lesson in how to care for an old person by watching my sister in law take care of pop. pop is 93. he spent 3 nights in the hospital last week. he is home now with an oxygen tube stuck in his nose. he does nothing but eat,sleep,read the same pages over again, walk to the bathroom with help dragging his tube behind him. i didn t know they had machines to use at home which take the air out of the house and put it into the tube in your nose. i have seen people with oxygen tanks and nose tubes in restaurants and such. the home kit saves money for the oxygen tank systems are expensive. she has two smaller portable tanks for emergencies. how long will this go on ? she talks as if he will be better as soon as the latest problems clear up. i hope he dies soon so he can go to heaven and be with his wife who died 3 years ago. 2 years ago

miolafather in law

we are visiting my sister in law and father in law. he is 93 and has been put on an oxygen tank. is this an artificial means to support his life ? i am praying that the poor guy dies and goes to heaven to be with his wife who died 3 years ago. he keeps coughing. he didn t recognize his daughter but he recognized me. my wife, his daughter, is a retired nurse. presently, she is telling him to cough out his flem. he isn t on his death bed yet but may soon be. is it selfish of me to wish for him to die ? i have mixed emotions about this issue. 2 years ago


to galactickim..i am trying to thank you for your cheers. i can t figure how to do so. i have subscribed to you in hopes that helps. the arguments my wife and i have had have been real scarey screamers. hopefully, we have this under control now. take care. 2 years ago


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