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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TeenyBeanFour More Sent

I wrote our four more cards today bringing my totals to:
9 Received
13 Sent

I look forward to receiving more cards soon! 9 months ago


TeenyBeanThree More Received

I received three more postcards, all today! That was a wonderful surprise in my mailbox when I came home from work. The postcards are from Germany, Netherlands, and Czech Republic. The image is the card from Germany.

I also wrote out three more cards today and plan to get them in the mail tomorrow. I can’t believe I’m almost halfway done with this goal already!

Totals-
5 Received
9 Sent 12 months ago


TeenyBean2nd Card Received - Three More Sent!

I received my second card today, this one is from Hangzhou in China. It is always a nice surprise to get exciting mail instead of junk.

I also have three more written out to take to the post office tomorrow and send off to Belarus, The Netherlands, and Taiwan. I have a fourth address waiting but that person seemed extremely picky about the cards they receive so I’m on the hunt for the right one still…

Totals-
2 Received
6 Sent 12 months ago


TeenyBean3 Sent - 1 Received

I received my first postcard today from Taiwan (see image). Getting mail is so exciting! I also finished writing out my third postcard today and will get it in the mail this week. Time to pick up more international stamps so I can keep on sending :) 13 months ago


TeenyBean2 Postcards Sent!

Two postcards have been sent now. The first one, to Russia, was received and registered last week. The second one went in the mail to China earlier this week. I also requested a third address this week. This is so much fun! 13 months ago


TeenyBean1 Sent

I sent my first postcard to Russia before I left on my trip and today I requested another address. I can’t wait to receive one for the first time! 13 months ago


TeenyBeanI Joined!

I signed up for Postcrossing today and requested my first address. I’m so excited to send/receive my first card. 14 months ago


TeenyBean 14 months ago


cjramsay 15 months ago


Stephen 2 years ago


Stephen20 Postcards sent!

It took a bit longer to send my last 5 postcards, but they have all been received and my goal is complete!

16. Felipe Brazil 62 days
17. Katy Russia 80 days
18. Tatiana Russia 39 days
19. Esther Germany 47 days
20. Shuyao China 66 days

Shuyao asked for cards showing our local cuisine, so I could not help but send a Postcard from the very first McDonald’s in the world which was in San Bernardino, California. It has been a fun goal to complete! 2 years ago


Loubylou251 2 years ago


Stephen5 more postcards done

5 more postcards that I have sent have been received!

11. Alina Russia 20 days
12. Willeke Netherlands 6 days
13. Lorna United Kingdom 9 days
14. Jenny Finland 14 days
15. Alla Moldova 24 days 2 years ago


StephenFirst 10 postcards sent...

I have been sending 1 or 2 cards a week since I joined postcrossing and I have noticed that all except one of my recipients have been women. I am 50% complete on this goal!
1. Kristen Netherlands 10 days
2. Olina Russia 19 days
3. Justyna Poland 12 days
4. Elyse Taiwan 28 days
5. Maggie Australia 13 days
6. Luis Spain 23 days
7. Sylvia Germany 9 days
8. Aneta Croatia 10 days
9. Onno Netherlands 8 days
10. Carolin Germany 9 days 2 years ago

Name       Country         Travel time

Jennyfen 2 years ago


StephenNew postcrossing goal

Even through I haven’t received a single card yet from postcrossing, I enjoy looking for the cards, thinking of things to write, and sending them out. It has been a lot of fun so I will continue on this goal to join the other 23 people doing this goal! 2 years ago


tokyojupiter 3 years ago


Libby 3 years ago


ZelCher 3 years ago


tokyojupiterRussia, Ohio, Russia

I wonder how postcrossing got to be so popular in Russia. I’ve sent 4 postcards to Russia so far, that’s twice as much as any other country on the list, including the US!

As of today:
Number of postcards sent: 12
Number of postcards received: 7 3 years ago


TashaBlueFinally sent my first 5 this week!

So, I hope in a week or two I will start getting notices that they’ve been received, so I can send more. :) I felt awkward filling them out, but fortunately there’s not too much space, so it was over quickly. ;) 3 years ago


tokyojupiterrussia, arizona, croatia

I need to take a walk down to Chinatown today and see if I can get more (touristy) NY postcards. More than getting mail, I really like reading the short snippets that people write.

As of today:
Number of postcards received: 2 (France, New Zealand)
Number of postcards sent: 9 3 years ago


Jamie 3 years ago


Plorange 3 years ago


Plorange20 Post Cards Sent

So my 20th post card has been mailed. I have received 21 post cards. Eventhough my goal has been completed I’m going to continue to send postcards with Post Crossing. It has been so great getting and send post cards. I love reading about the people sending me their cards. 3 years ago


tokyojupitervirginia, netherlands, belarus

Received my first postcard last week; it was from a nice lady in Seattle.

Really, the best part of this project is receiving something in the mail. No matter what you say about the digital age and the phasing out of paper, there remains a thrill to opening your mailbox knowing that you’re holding something that came from another person hundreds or thousands of miles away…

Writing these postcards has also inspired me to take up another smallish goal: to start writing short phrases in French. Most of the people who’ll be receiving my postcards speak/write French more so than English. I took French in high school (and spoke it poorly when I visited Paris 2x) so this may be a fun experiment to see if I can still remember enough to write on a postcard.

Number of postcards sent: 6 3 years ago


tokyojupiterrussia, germany, maryland

whoever thought up postcrossing is a genius. i have wanted to do a postcard exchange for what feels like forever, but it’s just so difficult finding people who’d be willing to do trades with.

it’s also sort of interesting to look for postcards that best represent new york city. my first batch of postcards are the stereotypical new york skyline types… i think i may have even needed to look closer since i think a couple of them even have the wtc towers pictured. d’oh. but maybe the next cards i buy will be more neighborhood oriented ones—i’d love to have postcards for brooklyn or queens or something.

number of postcards sent: 3 3 years ago


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