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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I just can’t make myself do it. I hate the phoney, cheesy, oh-look-the-family-got-dressed-up look of posed pictures. So, I’ll stick to candid pics – maybe making us all sit down for a second (as our normal selves – everyday appearance) and snap a pic. It just FEELS better than dressing up the kids in dorky clothes (I don’t think they even own anything that isn’t stained) and dragging us to a studio, and “posing”. Yuck. Posing… wouldn’t that make us posers?

Here’s to letting go of a useless goal and being more authentic in life! 7 years ago

mack7Where to have this done

Can’t seem to find a photo studio that’s cheap, does just one 5×8 photo of myself, and is or near Quincy, MA-there’s a very expensive studio but I don’t want to pay a lot to have just one picture taken! 7 years ago


I’ll have to get this done after I’ve completed my number one goal on 43 things (attain my goal weight). I don’t want the only pro pic we have to have a fat momma in it. 7 years ago

AngieDPictures anyone?

I’ve had pictures taken but nothing professional. My kids will have kids before I ever get around to doing this. That is why I made this a goal. Wish me luck 8 years ago

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