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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milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D

speak spanish fluently (read all 6 entries…)

The diploma exam results are out and I passed, the major surprises being that I perfected the listening bit and got a 27,5 over 30 possible points in the oral expression portion! Heh. And I always thought that I was a wee bit deaf and always at a loss for words.

Now the only thing left for me to do is pack my bags and live for a while in a Spanish-speaking country. Oh my, that would be very exciting.



Que bien! Muchas felicidades! Tienes preferencia por algun pais en particular?

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D

muchas gracias

Bueno… me gustaria hacer mi master en España en el año que viene y ya estoy buscando universidades e institutos donde puedo hacerlo. Pero tambien creo que seria muy guay si puedo ir a Sudamerica ya que tengo amigos en Santiago y se que voy a estar en buenas manos.

RuthG lives.


¡Muy bien hecho!

De pronto podrías ir a Colombia o Guatemala y trabajar por la paz mientras sigues aprendiendo. Por ejemplo, con Peace Brigades International . . . Es un privilegio y supremamente interesante.

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D


Muchas gracias, y sip, tambien gracias por la sugerencia. Me parece muy interesante!

¡Muy bueno!

Muy Bien

Estoy feliz que has hecho tan bueno! Eso es un razon para celebrar. Felicitaciones en tu exito.


At a loss for words?

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D


It happens.

I don't doubt that it does

Just never witnessed it, is all.

(wonders if pondering how magnificent the silence would be would get him slapped)

(decides not to ponder to find out)

milkbox 2.0! is even happier still :D


It would look more like this.


Right through the ice. Yes, I’m definitely not pondering.

i'm just shocked

at a Spanish speaking penguin…. Berkeley Breathed would be so proud

One talented penguin

Not only Spanish speaking, but she can design websites (apparently, though there is as yet no external proof of this) and also edit badly written allegedly kinky confessions and transform them into prestige works of erotica.

Des is still alive but has no joy to share


(A little late, but better late than never!)

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