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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DianeMarieB in Boston is doing 33 things including…

Do something, every day, to contribute to one of these goals

3 cheers


DianeMarieB has written 5 entries about this goal

practicing, practicing

Practicing, practicing every new note I’m learning on the cello. These music lessons are one of the best things I’ve done for myself. I love it. db


Ok – haven’t been updating every day. But I have been practicing cello and am improving every day :) db

An entry a day...

I was going to list “use 43things to help me achieve my goals” as a thing, but it seemed kinda circular and maybe redundant…so I decided to use this entry as a way to keep track of my progress. From now on, at least one entry a day to record the steps I take towards accomplishing things. Today, i’ll take the cello to the shop for new strings and to have the fine tuner keys adjusted, which contributes to my goal “learn to play the cello.”

a little bit

Today I read a few pages of Love in the time of Cholera today and I bought some baking supplies I need to make my cookies. I love how 43things makes doing the simplest things, the smallest errand, feel like progress towards a goal. :) db

Ha - the trump card!

Self-explanatory isn’t it? So many of my goals are really so easy – but I don’t always feel like I’m working hard enough towards them. Adding this to my list means that every time I work towards one goal I am really working towards two; same effort, double the success…that makes me really happy! I think I’ll go work on something right now…

DianeMarieB has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Yannigan cheered this 6 years ago
  • Ru cheered this 6 years ago
  • Dan C cheered this 6 years ago


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