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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Create a goal to support Joey (If Your Gonna Scream, Scream With Me) so he knows that we are there for him in this very diffcicult time.


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dragonfly35Haven't written here yet

and am retiring this goal at least for now so I can add other things to my list. But I’m glad to have been able to show support in a small way, and the support will continue without the goal. I’m always here… if you need anything, just ask. :)

Oh, and… really glad you’re back! 5 years ago

TriniprincessRetiring this goal...

but definitely not done supporting! 5 years ago

ArtemisYeah, Joey, damn it!

What the hell?! :P Get yo ass over here! 5 years ago

Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43)Well, Joey

I understand the need to get things straightened out, but take it from an old broad. Life is seldom unf’ked. That’s the joy of it, meeting the challenges while continuing to breath and finding friends in the process. So staying away is kinda counterproductive. I assume you’re feeling overwhelmed and somewhat shamed that you’re not living up to your self-induced image of the big strong man that can handle anything. We all need help sometimes and there’s NO shame in the struggle. You do add to the site with your humor and your need. It takes us out of ourselves to show compassion to another and I’m sure, one day, you’ll return the favor.

Come back soon. My thoughts are with ya. 5 years ago

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Still thinking of you and sending you hugs, Joey. 5 years ago

TriniprincessTo those on the outside...

the hardest part may seem over. But we know that there’s no classification for times like these. We’re still rooting for you! Much love and positivity being sent your way. It’s good to see that you’re hanging in there :) 5 years ago


I just want you to know that I am keeping you and your family close to my heart.

If there is anything, anything… I can do, please let me know.
You can write or call and cry and vent and yell and just say what every you want to and I will listen and love on you, best I can.

I am sending you comforting energy, full of peace. I’m so sorry baby. 5 years ago

tikini wikini wishing you clarity

Clarity of purpose, mind, and soul

Struggles that involve children and untrustworthy spouses are among the worst, most difficult ever

Have faith in yourself! I trust this one idea: the universe is unfolding as it should. It has helped me find balance in the toughest moments. 5 years ago

Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43)Hey Joey!!

That judge is wrong!!! It IS his job to protect kids. He could get into lots of trouble for that statement. We had a judge here, that lost his office for being soft on child molesters and sex offenders. Keep screaming. Keep fighting.

Your brother..hugs to ya. It’s all I got, but this. I’m the oldest of 5 kids. There’s 3 of us left. I’ve got a score to settle too. 5 years ago

ArtemisJust like Shelly said..

Hang in there, ok? 5 years ago

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