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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bc6840836 is pounding the pavement one step at a time

Compliment a complete stranger (read all 2 entries…)

I’m reading back through my goals and I love this one. I’d love to me the type of person that can walk up to a complete stranger and say “nice top your wearing there” and actually mean it. I’ve got to do this as a challenge, I hereby set a deadline of 1 month to complete this goal and I’ll report back on how I go.


Ivymere finds strength...somewhere, somehow

Once you

get started, it’s not difficult at all! :D

I do it often with service workers – because I’m a consumer and I have to interact with them often enough…and it’s nice to see that a customer cares, you know? Enough to say something. Even if it’s a small accessory, it makes them smile. :)

Carm find me at

Good goal

Do you ever ride elevators? I make it a habit to compliment or speak to strangers in elevators. You might enjoy my post about it here.

I hope you are successful making this a habit. After the first 2 or 3 times it becomes very easy. You won’t regret it!

bc6840836 has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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