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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Kaitlin SmithI love to read

so I volunteered at the library for a long time; shelving books and the like. It was really fun and I always left with a feeling of satisfaction. My brother and I are also both scouts, so we participate in a lot of other volunteer work as well, such as canned food drives and beach clean ups. Volunteering is such a good thing, it gives you a sense of accomplishment an kindheartedness while helping to improve and enrich the enviorment and people’s lives. 6 years ago


A82I don't have time right now

I have been working too much and trying to do other things on my list. I am sponsoring two children (one from the Philippines and the other from Colombia), so at least I feel like I’m doing something for someone other than myself! I would like one day to volunteer at some soup kitchens around here though. One day I will, but not now. 6 years ago


prevengeri need to do more

I volunteer every week at St Pat’s Catholic Church doing their bulletin. I volunteer every chance I get for activities at the Church …like selling fireworks and working at dinner fundraisers.

I volunteered a few times at a no-kill shelter in Auburn, Nebraska ( http://www.hua.org ) Hearts United for the Animals. It was very hard for me. I cried constantly. I found a friend that I wanted to adopt and someone else adopted him. I am now working up the courage to adopt a special needs dachshund (see my entry for “adopt Telly”)

I dont feel I am doing enough. I have nothing but time on my hands. : ( 7 years ago


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