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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SarahRe-try

I started this a long time ago, and then gave it. I think I’m going to try it again and see if i can’t spark a little enthusiasm for it. 6 years ago


popsie#3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

This is a long weekend so I can play catchup, as I haven’t been doing this daily. Five written so far. 8 years ago


popsie#2

Replied to a friends email from a few days ago – that I would otherwise have left for too long or sent an all-to-short answer too.

Have followed up email #1 with a dinner arrangement which is cool. 8 years ago


popsie#1

Emailed someone I used to study/work with. They had emailed my early February and I hadn’t replied yet, which was v. bad of me. Hopefully we can now organise to go out to dinner. 8 years ago


SarahDAY SEVENTEEN

I’ve already emailed Dan today, and I’m more than likely to email G at somepoint. 8 years ago


SarahDAYS FOURTEEN, FIFTEEN AND SIXTEEN.

Apparently I didn’t email anyone on the 17th and 18th of December. Whoops! I sent a lot of text messages and chatted on the phone to people tho, so there was still communication of sorts.

Today I’ve emailed my friend Julia, and I’ll email Alex later on. 8 years ago


SarahDAY THIRTEEN

Today I emailed my friend Loddy, who I haven’t heard from in a little while. We used to be quite close, so I guess I’m just catching up, making sure he’s okay. I need to do that with all my friends that have drifted along the way. 8 years ago


SarahDAY TWELVE

Today I have emailed Daniel, William and my boyfriend. And it’s only 11:15am, ha. 8 years ago


SarahDAY ELEVEN

Today I emailed my friend Emilie, who is living in France at the moment, just to catch up :) and I’ve been back in touch with a friend that I haven’t spoken to for about a year, maybe more. Lovely. 8 years ago


SarahDAY TEN

Yesterday, just so I can attempt to catch up. Last night someone emailed me about postcards on 43things (hi!) and I emailed back. One real email, signed and sent :) 8 years ago


SarahDAYS SIX TO NINE

I’m pretty sure I didn’t write any emails on these days, mostly because I was travelling and not near a computer. I did send a lot of text messages tho, to compensate. Heh. 8 years ago


SarahDAY FOUR AND FIVE

Yesterday the only email I sent to was www.innocentdrinks.co.uk, but it was a little lengthly and friendly, so.. well. Yeah, okay, it doesn’t count but I wasn’t very well.

Today I found a great way to combine two goals, this one and complimenting somebody different every day. Do it by email! I mailed Amy this morning, and I think the warm glow will set me up for the rest of the day. Lovely. 9 years ago


SarahDAYS ONE, TWO, THREE

In the last three days I’ve written emails to Steve, Step and Thom. So this goal will start from day four. :) 9 years ago


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