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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littlesoul dark is.....dangerous ;)

to bring up children who make a difference

we went for a cup of coffee after the stations of the cross, my daughter (11) asked could she go and change her book in the library. I gave her £20 to get a message on the way back. She came back, after about 10 minutes, crying and asking would she be able to get money out of her bank account as she owed me £20. It turns out she gave the £20 to a woman begging (she only meant to give her £3 but the woman had no change) she had a little boy with her who had a bandage on his head and she felt sorry for them. She made me cry because she was upset and worried and my other daughter (9) put her arms round the both of us and said ‘i law lu’. She’s only starting to speak….she made us both laugh as we were very excited about her speaking new words without being coaxed. I felt very happy and lucky to have such wonderful children who can make me laugh and cry at the same time.


Kimber~ Is very sad that 43 is fading...:-(


that’s such an endearing story…thanks for sharing..:)

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littlesoul dark is.....dangerous ;)

Thank you so much

for your lovely words blueclark :)

beauty11 have to keep alive that part of yourself that's rebellious


This is such a beautiful story. I just gave birth to my first child, a gorgeous baby girl, 3 1/2 months ago and I can only hope and pray that I will have a future such as this with her. Just lovely.

littlesoul dark is.....dangerous ;)

Congratulations beauty11!!

I’m sure you’ve had your world turned upside down (for all the right reasons :)).

Try to remember as much of this precious time as you can, time will go so much faster now. I try to take mental pictures of smiles and funny faces and try to remember important (and not so important) conversations with my children…. so that I can look back on it later when I need to smile.

Good luck :D

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littlesoul dark is.....dangerous ;)


THANK YOU for the lovely gift!!!....I’ve always wanted a goat :) you are so very thoughtful and i’m not kidding ;) Lots of people will benefit from it.


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