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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Zanna Campanula 4 years ago

Zanna Campanulathe downside

was of course that we didn’t actually get to see any of the race at all. we chatted with a few of the runners who left their stuff with us, but it would have been nice to actually see some action. maybe i’ll try to sign up as a tea-lady next time. will have to get my arse in gear a little earlier. 2 years ago

Zanna Campanulahere are the bags

left in our tender care. it was a fun sunday. incredibly chilly to start (we had to be there at 8am) and slightly stressful when everybody started throwing their bags at us at once, but enjoyable. amazingly, one of the two women i was working with turned out to be a student research assistant at the place i work. how likely is that??? 2 years ago

Zanna Campanuladone!

and that was fun too. 2 years ago

Zanna Campanulayay, happening at last!

am signed up to help at the clothes drop at the half-marathon on Sunday! hoorah! it was the only job that was still available by the time i signed up, but i think it suits me: you need to be an anal type who takes great care in sorting things away in the right order but can also communicate in multiple languages. c’est moi!

when i heard “clothes drop” i initally thought of a long table, something like a jumble sale. and me plus a couple of grannies putting things in a pile. but no, the dimensions are incredible. there will be 32,000 participants, and 65 lorries for them to leave their stuff at while they run, manned by 200 volunteers. blimey.

oh, and i get free stuff! a t-shirt, breakfast-in-a-bag, and €10 expense allowance. can’t say no to that. 2 years ago

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