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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HavanaCat in Ottawa is doing 31 things including…

sponsor a child through world vision


HavanaCat has written 2 entries about this goal

A letter!

G and I received our first letter from Maraka. She had drawn a little picture on it…very sweet. It was written for her by someone, perhaps in the community. The handwriting and grammar were obviously of someone whose first language is not English. It was wonderful and we’re so excited! I’m going to write back to her soon and send some stickers. I wish we were allowed to send gifts, but they say it makes the other children who don’t get any feel bad. She’s 8 years old…what a cutiepatootie.


G and I received a letter in the mail to tell us that the girl we sponsored lives in Kenya, her name is Maraka, and she’s 8 years old. I’ve always wanted to do this, and I hope we are helping her and her community in some way. I’ve mailed my first letter to her, and once it’s translated, maybe she can respond!


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