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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☠ dustball jin ☠ remember when we used to shine

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :) (read all 44 entries…)
Stuffed toys

I was looking around my apartment and realised that I still have a couple of them. I very much let them be, don’t hug them in my sleep or that kind of thing, in fact, I had totally forgotten that I still had them around, but the fact is I can’t bring myself to get rid of them. I’m 24 ! Soon 25.

Anyway, it’s not that uncommon when I think of it, and so I was wondering :

do you still have stuffed toys or comfort objects of any sort (my ex had this giant smelly rope of old rags and shirts that she liked to cuddle and occasionally extend with more abominable add-ons) ?

or do you remember those you did have ?

Please do grace us with all the embarrassing details : names, what kind of animal/thing etc ! Come on, tell us all about your dirty secrets !


gottawonder Loves her tortoise!

That's very much how I feel.

The book “The Velveteen Rabbit” makes me cry, because that’s the level of love we give stuffed animals as children, and the secret belief that one day they will become real is what most kids feel too.

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