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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lovingeveryminute reclaiming my writing nest!

change the world, twenty minutes at a time (read all 27 entries…)
Sometimes the world can change instantly.

This is ♥Orion♥. He was born March 20, 2000 in a box on my back porch. On Tuesday, May 11, 2010, while I was away from home, having a wonderful day of painting with my mom and my friend, a neighborhood dog killed him. :(

He was an especially sweet kittyboy. He loved to be brushed and would always come and sit on my chair and purr while I was reading, and (mostly) would stay off of whatever I was doing. His nickname became Böbenah because he was such a cuddly boyness.

Now he is gone and my world is different. Better for having had such a faithful pet, but sadder for a while because I miss him.



I am so sorry. That’s terrible. It sounds like he was a wonderful kitty friend.

lovingeveryminute reclaiming my writing nest!

He was. :)

Thanks. And your sweet BJ gives you that same kind of feeling, I’m sure. In fact, BJ’s story reminds me to be thankful. Orion was 10 years old and I didn’t have to deal with the long, drawn-out part this time—just a hard shock. Bless you and sweet BJ for your cheers. :)

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lovingeveryminute reclaiming my writing nest!

He was indeed. :)

I enjoy your kitty pictures, Jessy! They make me smile. Thanks for the comforting words. :)

Colleen_C_C MY 43THINGS ... February 13, 2006 - August 7, 2014


feel free to share more stories and photos with us, if you think it might help with the sadness?

I am truly sorry for your loss.


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I'm so sorry about your Orion

he was a lovely cat, and sounds like a terrific companion.

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