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.

Export My Content
Finish what I start
A List Will Ensue

A few years ago I bought some edible red glitter to roll hypothetical homemade chocolate truffles in. This Christmas I finally tested the hypothesis, and it was delicious! I gave most of them away as gifts. Gaze upon their beauty.

(I always thought of 43Things and the user Ru in particular when thinking about the red glitter. Ru left me a comment after I bought it that started with the words, “Edible. Red. Glitter.” Posting this feels like completing a small circle.)

One of the biggest sources of dissatisfaction in my life are all the unfinished projects I have started, that build up like dead and dying albatrosses around my neck. An inventory is required. The albatrosses will be identified and assigned names, and either nursed or buried.

Happy New Year, everybody!


buffalosnowangel P.S. I love you all.

So happy to see you! Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you too! :)

Poetry Man I was born with a plastic spoon in my mouth

What a Wonderful Surprise!

So happy to see you on here. Happy New Year!

Thank you!

Happy New Year to you, too :) I have been particularly looking forward to catching up with your entries and shenanigans. Hopefully I will get back into the swing of posting before too long.

Saraband savouring the simple things


To see you here again , starstuff

A very happy new year to you



Happy 2014, Sandra! I have wondered about how you were getting on.

Saraband savouring the simple things


And I’ve wondered about you too, Rosa – often. It will be lovely to catch up again :)

Dreamer7787 - "Here I stand and here I stay. Let the storm rage on."

Hello there!

It’s great to see you around these parts again! I’ve missed your 43T posts. Happy New Year! :)


Thank you, that’s really sweet. Likewise! I’ve seen your Facebook statuses of course but I’m looking forward to getting reacquainted with your entries.

Spyrunner 43T is going....

Welcome back

it’s nice to see you here.

Catch us all up on anything that’s happened.

It's good to be back.

And really good to see familiar names, such as yours :)

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

Welcome back,

starstuff; it’s good to see you here again. smile

All best wishes to you for the New Year!

Thanks, Colleen!

Happy 2014!

lliel ~

I’m so glad you’re back! I always loved following your posts, and now I get to see them again (:

That's really lovely,

thank you! I certainly remember your user name and entries :)

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


You’re back! I check to see if you’ve returned all the time! I’m so happy to see you here, star stuff!


That is so sweet! Thank you, it’s very happy to see everyone again, I have missed you all.

starstuff has gotten 21 cheers on this entry.


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