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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KylieAnnPKnitted Lap Quilt

When I was a girl my Grandma had these 2 blankets that were knitted squares sewn together and then quilted and bound. Whenever we went over there and I needed a nap or was chilly, she gave me one of these blankets and I would snuggle underneath and sleep like a baby. It was the most comforting thing ever. I loved the warmth and also the texture of all the different wools she used.

When we cleaned up her house after she died we didn’t find them. I don’t know what happened to them…

So I have decided to make one. :o) I enjoy knitting but can really only do the basics. My husband and I have enough scarves, so I thought I would start knitting squares. They don’t take long, and it is something I can do in front of the TV in the evenings to keep my hands busy and keep me out of the kitchen.

So far I have knitted 2.5 squares. :o) I find it very relaxing and therapuetic to sit of an evening and knit. The last week has been quite dramatic in my household (my husband is recovering from a collapsed lung) so it has been nice to be able to chill out with something relaxing.

Ross wants a quilt as well, so I will do enough squares to make 2. I am really enjoying the process and look forward to being able to put this all together. 5 years ago

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