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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Stephen I am now gohiking on PopClogs

eat frog legs
Some things just aren't right

There were frog legs served at the Chinese buffet we ate at tonight and I decided to try a couple. They are so small compared to chicken legs. When I ate the leg meat, there was a lot of black muscle tissue and veins attached to it that I didn’t want to eat. I thought it was gross and I really wouldn’t eat frog legs again. Please let the frogs keep their legs!


Tarrador My God, it's full of stars...

I often find myself...

explaining to total strangers why I won’t eat octopus. “No, no… it’s not about the taste. I just have moral issues about eating an animal that displays marked intelligence and problem-solving capabilities.” The multitude of blank looks tells me I might as well have reserved comment.

Stephen has gotten 9 cheers on this entry.


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