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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Hayley Harringtonsuccess

Havent posted a status in over two weeks so far! And am just checking notifications and maybe writing on one persons wall and then I am DONE for that day! I may need to take my friend Kathy’s advice and just deactivate it for a little while… 3 years ago

Hayley HarringtonSlow Progress

Obviously this is one of the harder goals for a teenage girl. But, with some conflicting emotions in my head, I have forced myself not to make a status at all today. I have also only commented on ONE thing on facebook (which happened to have something to do with work, so I wasn’t going against my plans to stop any unnesessay drama, etc)...

...I didnt look at people’s picture, only liked people’s status’ today. My goal is to only post one status at all this week, and then maybe eventually get rid of my facebook for good for a while. 3 years ago


Hayley Harringtonwasted evenings

Once I get into my room and under the covers, Facebook is automatically the first thing I go to. Not only do I need to handle this semi-obsession with the website, but I need to start realizing that what I am doing is not only obsessing with the website, but obsessing with the information I can find on people. Sometimes i can feel like I REALLY know someone so well, when really, ive only met them a few times….I just know them on facebook. This is the sad truth to many teenagers these days… 3 years ago

SkydawnOh God.

This is possibly my worst habit.
All I do is status update and wait for stuff to happen. It’s all pretty pointless.

I do love Facebook, though. Gotta say that. 3 years ago


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