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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News on the “bring in something somehow” front… I have an interview for a job that sounds interesting – transcribing people’s life stories for memoirs and vanity books.

I’m a little nervous, I haven’t been to an interview in years, but I have an in through someone I know that already works for the company, and I spoke with the boss-lady on the phone earlier today. She sounds very personable and I’m going in tomorrow afternoon.

It would be sporadic (just a few hours here and there), but I could make a paycheck here and there, it’s something I think I’d enjoy quite a bit and I could work from home. Fingers crossed.


theba2il Great Spirit, let me plant positive seeds.


crossing my fingers for you. Best wishes.

ihaveneatstuff to talk about, share and to learn.

This job sounds perfect...

for you! What an interesting way to make some money!

Katylady123 I am a romantic, tree-hugging, reinventor!

Sound fascinating

And, I always enjoy your pictures :)

danadoodle Out of clutter find simplicity

Good luck

sounds like it would be really cool listening to all those stories.

Best of luck...

Sounds like an awesome job! You’ll do fine. :)

Mmmber Dreams become a reality 1 decision at a time.


Sounds like a fantastic fit.

You’ll be in my thoughts tomorrow! Best of luck!

nicolasc has left the building. 43T and the friends I made will always be special to me.

Good luck!

Wow, working from home! What an opportunity! I hope it works out!

happygrandma is back with a vengenance!

Hope it works out for you.

Love your writing and your pictures.

Saraband savouring the simple things

Good luck Ru

I have an opening for something similar here in the UK. I do hope this works out for you. I’ll be keen to hear how it goes :)

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JWillow Here 'til the lights go out....please stay in touch!

Lucky wishes ~Ru

this sounds like an amazing opportunity – with perfect working conditions! Good luck for the interview.

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

very cool for you Ru..:)))

Good Luck!!!...& fingers crossed..:) x

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