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’m not doing so well today. I can’t figure out what’s going on. I’m terribly upset and I can’t seem to get happy. I guess I’ll give an update later on how it’s all working out…


melb100 stress less

cheer up duck

try forcing your face to smile. sometimes happiness follows that, sometimes it doesn’t. sometimes it’s okay to feel upset. just take a few deep breaths, and think of the last time you really really laughed, and go and make yourself a nice cup of tea. Maybe things won’t seem so bad then. Maybe they still will. You don’t have to be over the moon 24/7. It’s no crime to be having one of those days. Here’s a hug from someone also having one, but who is accepting it calmly and drinking lots of earl grey tea. :)


Thanks so much for that comment! It really helps. Times are just getting hard right now and there’s a lot that I have on my mind. I’d like to smile, so I’ll give that a shot. And I absolutely love earl grey tea, so I’ll definitely make a cup…or two or three=]
Thanks for your support- it really does a lot for me. I’ll see if anything picks up soon…I hope it does.

melb100 stress less

I hope

you’re feeling better today :)
take care


Thanks:) I’m really fighting for my happiness right now. I hate feeling anything lower than happy. It’s not a lot of fun.
Today, I’m actually feeling a little better. I’ve got my cup of tea right next to me and I think I’m going to go out and garden for a bit…even though it’s a bit rainy outside.
But I am doing better. Thanks so much for the help :) :) :)

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