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.

Export My Content

foreverHoping cleaning my room? It's pretty necessary

Save money (read all 6 entries…)

Ugh. Tomorrow I need to go and get a bank account with my dad. It’s so much easier to save when you don’t have all of your money stuffed in an envelope under your bed…. SHH! Dont tell my siblings, haha.

I only have about $530 saved up. I was hoping to have about 600, but my spending got a bit out of control, and my dad keeps on forgetting to give me allowance.

I want to find other ways of making money, however, rather than mooching off of my parents for money. The easiest thing to do for a thirteen year old girl is of course- what else- babysitting. But I have no customers. My mother doesn’t have many friends with young kids, and even if she did, I feel so awkward asking them! What can I do to get myself some clients? Any ideas on advertising, how to ask around… Anything? I could really use some advice from some real people :-). Thanks guys!
xoxo, H.


Rachel loves Seattle, but she still needs a job.

You could try posting at local churches (especially if there’s one that you go to). There’s always a bunch of people with kids there.

foreverHoping cleaning my room? It's pretty necessary


Thanks! That’s actually a really good idea! I’ll put up a sign at my church and at the Sunday School. I have made up a bit of a flyer. It says “Need A Baby-Sitter?”, and it has my information, and those little rip-off tags at the bottom. It should be okay. It’s also an eye catching color. Thanks for the idea, it’s really helpful!


I want to:
43 Things Login