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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TinkMy 1700th cheer went to...

...Absnasm, for her entry 193-205 under the goal Celebrate my first smoke-free year by cheering 365 random people with ‘Stop smoking’ goals.

Wheeeee! 6 years ago


PeterAndSophie1700!

Reached 1000 cheers on August 4th
Reached 1100 cheers on August 13th
Reached 1200 cheers on September 9th
Reached 1300 cheers on October 3rd
Reached 1400 cheers on November 26
Reached 1500 cheers on December 26th
Reached 1600 cheers on February 4th
& Reached 1700 cheers on March 5th!

Thank you, 43folks, for your cheers and support!

Best wishes to all! smile7 years ago


Colleen_C_CAll right!

I just now reached – & surpassed – 1700 cheers: yay!!!

Number 1700 came in from tinyrose & went out to dani_land.

Thanks, cheer-partners!!!7 years ago


Mary HawkinsThat was fast!

I believe my 1700th cheer went to Des on the sad entry Not Good News”... 7 years ago


QuinnUntitled

The 1700th went to annache on work out my position on the Darwinism vs Intelligent Design debate! 8 years ago


Lady S1700

1700 went to FallOutBitch for her goal of Passing Her Driver’s Test

Good luck to you kiddo, it took me a while too! 8 years ago


RachaelMy 1700th

Proudly goes to cathibeth, whom I have been cheering with for a good few weeks on and off, two cheers a time, so it’s a great thing for me to give her my 1700th cheer on her goal of identify 100 things that make me happy. I hope this goal is going well for you :) 8 years ago


SidUntitled

Just gave it away to catspajamas!

And thank you to Todd Schoonover for giving me my 1500th cheer yesterday. 8 years ago


a man named LewUntitled

1700 went to DyingMonster for his journal consistently goal.

My given:received is now 1.48 8 years ago


Brian Ca. born, Southern by Choice1700 Cheers, Thanks Joannawebb

Cheer #1463 from:joannawebb
Cheer #1700 to:joannawebb8 years ago


SallyKittTo Malc

Rah Rah
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He’s back! 8 years ago


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