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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Get my art building put in at the park!

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jvtdcThe final proposal...

went in this week. ... Now, hopefully, we can act on it right away. School starts in less than a month and the children will be getting off of the bus at the park again. We need it soon! 2 years ago


jvtdcProgress...

They are getting quotes from electritions on the upgrades the park will need for the building! 2 years ago


jvtdcMaybe...

The goal is for the portable building to go up at the end of July! Then I can have it ready for the first day of school! I’m feeling optomistic! 2 years ago


jvtdcGot final approval!!!

Now on to going through the quotes!!! 2 years ago


jvtdcWent to the board meeting a few days ago...

They were supposed to approve all of the improvement plans at the park…. They tabled the item until next month! UG! Maybe next month! 2 years ago


jvtdcHad a meeting today...

It went well. Waiting on more permit stuff. I hate the government part of this. 2 years ago


jvtdcI was told...

For those of you who don’t know, I runa free after school program for kids. It is based out of a local park and the only inside building is a snack bar. I was asked by the general manager what would I want to make my program even better, I said an art building. He agreed and we started working toward the goal, however, it seems as if it is getting pushed further and further back out of the forefront of the needs that I have. I really want to make this a reality for the kids. I could do sooo much more for them if we had a place inside to do things! 2 years ago


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