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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Jen is doing 22 things including…

Help my brother to be happy and stop self harming

3 cheers


Jen has written 1 entry about this goal

What should I do?

About a month ago I found put my brother has been cutting himself because of some mean people at his school who are being horrible. I was really shocked and horrified I guess, just because I never suspected anything. Normally he’s a really happy and optimistic person so I just couldn’t understand what made him want to hurt himself. Anyway, since then mum and dad know about it, but I guess, in response to us all finding out, he’s started cutting himself further up his arm so it’s under his t-shirt sleeve and not as easy to notice. When I saw I just didn’t know what to say or do, and am now worried that he’ll do the same but somewhere else on his body. Now every time he’s late home, or is shut away in his room I’m worried that he’s hurting himself and I’m really scared that when he goes to uni this summer there’ll be no one to keep an eye on him and talk to him and it will just get worse and worse.

Jen has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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