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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LadySlipper is going to miss 43Things

Pay it Forward (read all 6 entries…)
Mrs. K

An older lady friend of mine has recently became ill and housebound. This morning after sending my kids off to school, I made her and her husband a full southern breakfast and delivered it to them. She got tears in her eyes when she saw the loaf of homemade banana nut bread and told me she hadn’t been able to make bread in months and banana bread was her favorite. I think I’ll be visiting & baking for Mrs. K alot more often, she’s a wonderful lady!


yogamom07 Sad that 43things is shutting down.

You Rock Mrs.K

That was really nice of you!!!


I get tears in my eyes when someone brings me a cup of tea in bed. Imagine what a mess I would be in if someone brought the breakfast you made that woman. It was a lovely idea and I like your goal. Keep going with it.

I saw the movie, thought it lovely. I do only tiny things for others, would like to do more but those of us who have almost nothing are so bogged down in our own difficulties that its hard to do it.

But believe it or not, I contributed to the cause of a fellow cyclist who actually had more in the bank than me but who thinks he can go around the world on $5 per day. What a nut. I can’t get over his goal but good luck to him. He plans to do this for eight!!! years. Not that I contributed much but i made his dinner taste a little better by offering him some olive oil and parmesan cheese and black pepper from my own simple rations. Not much at all but I am certain his dinner was considerably improved. Until that point it was purely pasta and tuna in brine. And this guy has a university education. But that’s youth for you. I was the same.

Have a good day.

LadySlipper is going to miss 43Things

Tiny things

go a long, long way especially for the recipient. I’m sure he was most grateful for your contribution toward his cause and will remember your kind deed for years to come.

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