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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Wish Patrick Weintraub a Belated But Record-Setting Birthday September 8th


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RuthGPatrick! Here we come waddling along,

late but determined to wish you a happy birthday!

I hope this year you set some wonderful records, too.

Quack quack! (But you are no quack.) :-) 5 years ago

ToddieMBelated, yes...

But, I suspect that Patrick would appreciate his greetings are coming one after 9:09, on 9:09.
Somehow, I get the feeling you’re a Beatles fan.
Happy Birthday, oh literary one.. 5 years ago

Kiki's waiting at the gateLet the Good Times Roll...

Happy Birthday Patrick…hope you can go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras Season…I think there are over 70 parades…well…every weekend is a little bit Mardi Gras in New Orleans…have a great year. Kiki 5 years ago


Happy happy birthday, my friend !! I hope you had a wonderful day.I found some beignets for you to enjoy until you can get to Mardi Gras.
C 5 years ago

nonnacookbookerHAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRICK....!

... so sorry we missed it.

I hope you had a wonderful day and that the year ahead is full of amazing accomplishments, love and happiness.

Nonna x 5 years ago

heaveemetalHappy Birthday...

The only thing I can give you is a screenshot from the greatest RPG game ever made.

Final Fantasy 7.
Not too bad…;) 5 years ago

lobHappy Belated Birthday!

I hope your day was record-setting in many ways! Enjoy! 5 years ago

Mary HawkinsHappy birthday Patrick!

I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! 5 years ago

neoqserenityHappy Belated Birthday!

I hope your birthday was everything you wanted and more!

Hope you had a wonderfully Happy Birthday!! 5 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Belated Birthday

I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick last year during San Diego Comicon. It was great to finally meet him as I’d been interacting with him for a few years on here, and we Virgos always bond together. I’d adopted his goal of getting our weight below 200 pounds a couple years ago, and he and I have both struggled to reach that number. I was finally able to do it earlier this year, and he’s making great progress on it too. I can tell that he has the motivation and dedication to accomplishing this now, which was what was holding me back from getting it done. He’d set a target to reach by his birthday and he hit it. Now let’s all support him as he continues to work on this through the rest of this year. Here’s my wishes for him for the coming year:

May he continue to take one day at a time, making the right choices not to cheat, and to exercise regularly. May he continue to work on paying off his student loans toward becoming debt free, but also save for purchases like going to Mardi Gras or buying a house. And may he always include some fun time for himself during his week, whether it be watching movies, tv shows (love Venture Bros) or reading a book. 5 years ago

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