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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the other day i stopped by starbucks to grab a drink and sat down to read part of my book. who needs company when you’ve got a good book in your hands? 1 year ago

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I think I’m doing better with this but now that I’m married I’m afraid I will depend on my husband too much for my happiness. 2 years ago

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I’ve been wondering for a long time that I am depending upon others for my plans. It’s like i have always been dependent upon others for hangouts. We’re friends and whenever I plan something out, someone’s always got a problem joining. Someone’s always got an excuse that he tries to make so valid resulting into a freaked out plan being cancelled. I just hate it. So I’m seriously considering to eff them up when they make excuses and move ahead with my new friends to keep plans in sync. It’s so irritating that my old best friends are trying to tell me that they prioritize taking rest, sleeping, or studying over me ? I mean they not gonna study 24 hours a day.. ? :-/

I am increasing my friend’s circle to become more social and independent with my plans to have fun. :) 3 years ago

Cyborrg 3 years ago

ispeakforpeaceReasons I took up this goal...

I have a lot of friends who I feel are rather flaky – we’ll make plans, and inevitably, they will bail with a really lame excuse. Plans destroyed, I usually don’t have anything else to do and end up spending another lame night at home by myself.
And I’m tired of it. So, why not just say eff them and do what I want to do anyway? I’m working my way towards this…I think the irritation is just awful though. I don’t believe in wasting time, so don’t waste mine if you know you’re either not into it or have something else to do. Aside from irritation, it makes me feel pretty bad about myself – like I’m so terrible to be around that if anything else comes up you’ll take it. To that, I say go fuck yourself, wash my hands of it, and pursue what I want to whether or not you’re coming along.
Point in case:
Chicago with Stephanie. Sounded fun, end result, disaster.
Making vision boards with Amanda. You’re seriously going to make me feel like your freaking LAUNDRY is more important than an hour with me?
I need new friends. And to not care so much about other people and start taking care of myself first. 3 years ago

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