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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Leptis MagnaPost Absentia

...And here’s the other thing. I thought good and hard about this one. For months.
On top of everything else associated with sorrying for everything, it’s bloody easy to slide into the role of Outrageous Apologist. If I experienced or witnessed what I now accept to be appalling indifference, mixed messages, unkindness and downright cruelty, I could shrug it off, make excuses, be sent away like a puppy that’s made a mess.
They are under stress. There’s a good heart behind that. That’s fear driving them. We have a tacit understanding. They’ll come around. I can endure plenty.

It’s not right. The deal with Outrageous Apologists is that quite often it’s easier for them to apologize when they know they should be on the receiving end of the apology. Misplaced nobility, Leptis? 5 years ago


Currently seriously working on this. My friends are all allowed to punch me every time I say sorry, and one of my best friends is being extremely helpful.

Whether she wants to admit it or not. 8 years ago


hah FAIIIILING8 years ago

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