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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Spatz Please stay in contact!

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My grandmother passed away this night. She was 90 years old and had spent those years fiercely independent and strong willed.

I already miss her.


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Zanna Campanula of the revolutionary trousers

so sorry, spatz, my dear

sending you lots of love and hugs. take care. xxx

lob is excited about grad school...

sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like she was remarkable!

Todd Schoonover is going undercover


I’m so sorry to read about the passing of your Grandmother. She sounds like a wonderfully strong woman. I hope that you and your family can share stories and memories with each other as you comfort yourselves.

Big hugs to you, and your family.


I’m so sorry for your loss :(

OtterGirl537 verve; integrated

(((Hugs))) So sad to hear. Take care of yourself and your family.

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I’m sorry, Spatz. Thinking about you and your family today. Hold on to the good memories.

Spatz Please stay in contact!

Thank you all so very much for your kind words.
They mean a lot to me.
Thank you again!

Optionally_Mine Every Day Is A New Beginning.


I’m so sorry for your loss, your grandmother sounds like an inspiring lady and i hope you can find comfort in some of the memories you hold so dear.

~ Always Free to Choose ~ " matter how your <3 is grieving, if you keep on believing...."


So sorry hon. :( It sounds like she and you both couldn’t have asked for more than a long full independent life with purpose. Most people with an independent and strong will are determined to make a difference in this world, and your love for her is proof she did.

sending love,
~ cf

JadedForever "Love me like the world is ending"

so sorry -

for your loss…

buffalosnowangel moving in three weeks (and freaking out!)


I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts <3

Lagniappe What light through yonder window


we are given such people solely for the purpose of knowing ourselves lucky or blessed. My deepest condolences.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

sending hugs

and condolences your way.

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