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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Buster Benson I need more goals.

Order the 43Things book (and tell the world while I'm at it)
Test out our new personality quiz...

I’m a Self-Knowing Healthy Tree Hugger, according to this test.

It’s not linked from anywhere else on the website yet.


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I hate these stupid-assed tests.

They’re useless and silly.


Because I was following you around this morning I took the damned thing.

You are a Romantic Self-Knowing Reinventer.

I have no idea what that means, but there it is.

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Quite off topic.

Well..... - revengeofnudefreedom

Adar What?

How Interesting, Unc...

I’m supposedly a Romantic Extroverted Self-Knower.

We must be related.

I gotta say, it’s the first time I’ve ever been identified as an extroverted ANYTHING.

purplefibermom looking forward and not back

Ha ha

I’m a Romantic LifeLong Learning Extrovert. I think because I checked off “Befriend a Stranger”. I am so NOT an extrovert. The rest of my string makes sense though :)

Adar What?

I've been thinking about this...

maybe thinking too hard… ;-)

I know that I took on some of my goals precisely because they are things that don’t come naturally to me. I’m not an extrovert—so I push myself to get out there and be friendly.

Seems to me there’s a basic flaw in using our list items to categorize us: for many of us, our 43 Things represent our efforts to balance our natural tendencies and grow. So they aren’t representative; in fact, some of them are exactly the opposite.

What do you think?

Yeah, well...

I don’t get any of this, to tell you the truth. I don’t have the smallest understanding of what it means.

Adar What?

My working assumption...

about all of these online “find out who you are” quizzes (as well as the ones in women’s magazines, etc.) is that mostly they don’t mean much.

The only exception is the Meyers Briggs Inventory, which I’ve seen “work” too many times to discount. And it’s hardly an “answer 10 questions for the secret of the universe” quiz.

The rest of these things are parlor games: fun but that’s all. (In my not very humble opinion, of course.)

So why do I take them? As games to play with online friends, natch!

~*Serenity*~ ~* I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, betwe

See how well matched you and I are

You are a Reinventing Romantic Self-Knower

Yeah...well matched.

What’s it mean, do you know?


I want to:
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