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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PelicanBirdDay One - Anonymity

Wanting to express my self. Put thoughts on paper. Not be judged.

Because no matter what… They are my thoughts.. I must own them. 9 months ago

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SammyMannateea good day for this :)

wrote in my diary today, quite a good update, poured out some negative feelings and felt a bit better afterwards. 12 months ago

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TodelouOne more time

I have actually marked this goal as completed before – but that was a long time ago. It is time to take it up again. Why? Because it:
  • Makes me sleep better
  • Helps me put things in perspective
  • Helps me practice my writing skills
  • May be valuable to have in the future
  • is an excuse to by pretty note books (should have been at the top)

In fact, I have already started. 20 months ago

Todelou 6 years ago

sapphiremist27The ultimate tool for the sentimental, nostalgic, and growth driven person

I keep mostly a thought/reflection journal.

I’ve realized I’ve been writing down my thoughts since I was 6 and started my first “diary” with stickers and all when I was 10. I’ve been pretty consistent and the gaps between writing were, at the longest, a month.

Nothing too exciting happened till I was 16 and then things really got going (I’m now 22). Tons of thoughts and realizations about friends, family, myself, and life.

I simply kept track of where my mind wandered to in quiet hours when I was alone, the time when I would get my best thinking done. It’s inspired me to spend more time alone and just question so many things I’d never think to while with company and my attention is divided.

Slowly you start seeing themes in your thoughts, personal truths come to light, self awareness, a desire to grow and improve. Most of these things are natural to some people, but writing is still an excellent way to explore and delve even deeper into your thoughts. It’s a way to track your evolution as a person, it’s like leaving breadcrumbs so you can find your way back when you get lost. Not to mention how fun it is to go back and read things from years ago. 21 months ago

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luciatko 22 months ago

karen40611 Feb

Started on 1 Jan and have only missed a very few days – if it takes 28 days to form a habit then I’m nearly there:-) Have meant to do it for years, I have one friend who has always kept a diary and I’ve admired that. I must be very blessed, it’s already interesting to see how much I’ve experienced in just one month! 22 months ago

karen4061 22 months ago

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