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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reveal 43 random things about myself (read all 4 entries…)

One of my secret desires is to have a song written about me. There are a few people who sing certain songs to me with my name inserted into them, but that’s not exactly what I’m looking for here. For the longest time, I’ve wished that some beautiful musician would come along, be inspired by me, and write a song about me that I can sing and cherish forever. I know a few people who write songs, but to my knowledge they’re never about me. I have this secret hope that while my friend Aaron is away in California, he’ll write something about me. Even just a line in a song would satisfy. And don’t get me wrong here—I don’t necessarily want to have a romantic song written about me. Especially if it’s written by Aaron. haha. I love him, but definitely don’t want him to write romantic songs about me. I just hope that someday, someone will make me their muse. Even if it’s just long enough to write one simple little melody. Now that would be an amazing thing to be able to pass on to my kids and grandkids. And I’ll just have to sing it every day until then to keep it fresh in my memory.


morethansparrows cold long winter


could see it happening!

Thanks, Deb!

I hope it does.
I hadn’t read this entry since I posted it back in February. It was a little awkward to read. I was surprised at how truthful and revealing it was. How uncharacteristic of me. haha.
Plus, I forgot that this was something I ever wanted. Reading an entry about it online was an interesting way to be reminded. It really is something I’d still like to happen. Isn’t that a weird thing to want? Eh, I suppose there are stranger things.

Nicole Batkiewicz has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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