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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flankdubtechnojazz is determined to do better this year

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Fresher's Week

Sunday night saw the start of my university fresher’s week/fortnight. 7-14 days of late nights, drinking excessively, dancing, bars, clubs, a bit of student induction and meeting new people. We’re only part way through and I’m already kicking myself for not being more confident. It’s so frustrating because I want to make new friends and be sociable but after just a few nights of this, I’m too tired to work up the courage to talk to new people. And one of my housemates goes about it with such ease that I’ve begun to resent him, he just wanders up to someone, talks to them for a bit, and gets their number. I feel so awkward just standing there in the clubs etc, even if I’m drinking, but I don’t know what to do anymore.


I graduated from university last year and I miss it so much.

I was like you, quite shy, but I figured that no one knew me so it was my chance to act like the confident person I wanted to be and no one would know any different. Now I feel a lot more confident in myself due to all my experiences at uni.

I made some amazing life long friends, and a year after graduating we all still talk on a daily basis and arrange a meet up at least once a month.

I hope you have a great freshers week, and im sure one day you will look back and think they were the best days of your life.

Good luck :-)

flankdubtechnojazz is determined to do better this year

Thanks, there’s only so much I can push to develop those relationships though.


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