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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How to learn to weld


californiajoy Happy 2012 Everybody :)

Oh fun,

What are you making? Art stuff or other stuff?

Sean Elstone What better place than here? What better time than now?

I don't think I'm good enough

to make art sfuff, so, for now, I have a few projects that people have been asking me for help with like… can you fix this for me? or can you make me something to hold fire wood? That kind of stuff

californiajoy Happy 2012 Everybody :)


how’s it going so far?? I was thinking about making a “found sculpture” again today. Maybe I’ll add it as a goal. I always want to do this artistic stuff but practical is great too. My dad keeps asking me to go home and help him make gates and stuff like that. He welded all the end tables in my parent’s house; they look pretty good actually. Kinda ornate but still that rough look. If that makes sense. :)


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