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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loving each day in United Kingdom is doing 20 things including…

give more to charity

3 cheers


loving each day has written 6 entries about this goal

and again

I bought a few things from the oxfam shop, I put as my startpage and I donated som money to wateraid. I think I am going to put this goal as done, because I do it a lot now, without even thinking about it. I won’t stop doing it, I just don’t need to be reminded anymore.

Giving to charity has become second nature to me :)

small is better than nothing

I went to the charity shop and handed in some books I finished reading, and I bought a few cards. So simple, yet making a small difference.

charity holiday cards

I bought all my christmas cards from a charity shop, both this christmas and last, and I am very happy to see that most of the cards I have recieved has been charity cards too :)
The more people that buy them, the bigger a difference it actually makes. And they are often really pretty too.


I’ve just sorted out a monthly donation form to cancer research. Not for a very big amount, but as it is monthly it will build up in time. I’m a student and can’t afford to give that much, but better little than nothing :)

I try to give to charity as much and as often as I can, but I’ll never consider this goal complete….you can always give more.


I just registered my interest in being a race/event volunteer for cancer research, and I’m also thinking about offering to do volunteer work in one of their shops once a week.
I’ve signed a petition to try and do something about global warning today too.

What did you do today?

On the way

I’ve just donated a bit of money to a charity and I went to the cancer research shop yesterday and bought christmas cards and a few other things. I’m a student, so haven’t got that much money to spend…but I’m getting there, and I really want to do so much more. Maybe I could volunteer somewhere?

loving each day has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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