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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Went with a friend to an auditon she went for for a role in play recently for moral suppport…a new, abeit boring, experience…never witness to an audition for a play before, she apreciated it. i also agreed to go to see a few plays/drama productions with her…i generally like watching live preformaces anyway so its nice to go with someone, especally something they’re so passioante about. hmmm accumpanied a friend to an exhibiton on world war 2 memorabila recently…was more intresting than i anticipated luckly, especailly with his background knowledge making it come slightly more alive! i like this goal… 7 years ago

OneLittleDuckGood goal.

This is good. I’ve been to a few different events now, and, although some have been tediously boring i’m glad i went for my friends. and, i even managed to keep smiling! :-)

Also what makes this worthwhile is i have began to understand more. also, recently one of my freinds thanked me for going to her award ceramony, saying it meant so much to her i went. which was nice. Keep this up. 8 years ago

OneLittleDuckslightly improving...

i have talked to one of my friends about her attatchment to her “pass-time” and the way in which she has become more distant from the rest of her friends…it went well, she said she saw what i meant, that it wasn’t intentional and that she would try to maybe find time to see the rest of us.

i’m going to a taekwon-do tornemrnt thing or something later today, humm i’m trying to find some enthusiasm for the idea, although from my mainy previous experiences i’m not really feeling to hopeful to be honest, ah well i may well enjoy it! 8 years ago

OneLittleDuckThe reason...

About two or three of my friends lives revolve around their past-times which means i never see them. and, they have tried before to get me to be more envloved, and some times i have, but to be perfectly honest sometimes the choice between sitting in a large hall for hours waiting to see some form of tornement in which my friend has a one minuit part, or waiting outside while one or other of my aquaintences participate in some sort of parade, while standing with a bunch of other people also friends of the accused, who have no idea whats going and and franckly don’t care to. it’s just easier to take the easier option of just not going.

I do like knowing about other peoples lives, i really do. it’s just that if that pass time they talk about, the conversations can get very tedious and my honest intreaast quickly evapourates and i end up making an excuse to go. i have talked to them about the fact their lives evolve around their field of intrest and that they no longer make the effort to see the rest of their friends, but they just dismiss this. The result of their various obsessions means that they have lost a lot of friends, who can no longer cope with pretending to be remotly interseted.

i have therefore desided that i need to begin having a real intrest, or i know that i’ll lose contact with them. just by going to their various functions, maybe finding out more about them. and also talk to my friends again about why i think that this is a problem. 8 years ago

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