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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recover myself from my illness (read all 15 entries…)
I kind've have no idea why I'm doing this

I don’t want to write this entry, but I’m too lonely to sleep.

Steve phoned to say he might not be able to come to see me for my birthday. His grandmother died last night and so he is staying put with his family until after the funeral. It would be madness for him to get on the train to see me for the evening, but as he is both mad and a saint he is considering it.

But the fact that he might not be here shifted the lid. I have been keeping busy and distracted to push my feelings down. Tonight they all came spilling out.

I might regret this, but after writing the above few paragraphs the only way I knew what to say was by talking, not by typing. I picked up my phone and recorded this:

If you click it, you can hear me talk. It’s mumbled as I am trying to be quiet (it was recorded at 6 o’clock in the morning), and maybe I am only posting it because I am too tired to know better!

I’ve wanted to make a recording or a video clip for months. I didn’t imagine the first one to turn out like this (I cry a bit), but I’m going to leave it up at least while I sleep. If I wake up and the idea makes my toes curl… well, we’ll see.


Spyrunner 43T is going....


I can hear your voice. I’ve only heard a few people here.

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Happy Birthday StarStuff!

Happy Birthday StarStuff!!

Hyacinth Girl You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Where are you?

I miss reading your entries!

This is a really lovely comment to come back to! :)

Hyacinth Girl You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.


So glad you’re back :)

starstuff has gotten 14 cheers on this entry.


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