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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Buisty in Ottawa is doing 31 things including…

Fill every idea/sketch book I own

6 cheers


Buisty has written 3 entries about this goal

I'm gonna go ahead and call this done.

Technically (with my spending problem and all) it is next to impossible to complete this goal. I feel satisfied with the rate I am filling my note books and sketch books, considering it was over a year I’ve had this goal.


I’ve been writing in my journal a lot more often lately. I definitely want to write more in general. I always liked writing when I was younger and when I was in school it forced me to do so but now that I’m out of school and the only writing my job forces me to do is emails, I don’t do it as much. I’m trying though.
It’s the same with drawing really. I need to force myself to sit down and draw sometimes.

Part of thing #9 . . .

. . . Control my shopping.

I just keep buying blank books. I bought a number because I used to keep a journal. I wrote in it every day for a long time but I haven’t written in it in a long time. I should back to it.

I have a few sketch books too. I bought a nice one for a drawing class I took a few years ago. I’d consider taking another class but I have a lot of other things on the go right now. Maybe I’ll use it when I go back to school.

Buisty has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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