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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Butterfly in Australia is doing 5 things including…

adopt a cat

52 cheers


Butterfly has written 4 entries about this goal


so cute :)

A lady at work tonight

brought in a kitten which was snuggled into her shoulder attached to a leash. All of the girls I work with (including myself) went “Eeeeee!” and went a little nuts over the cuteness.

So. I’d really like a cat.

Oh, I think I might be

allergic to some kinds of cats :( We stayed at a friend’s house who had their cat indoors a lot of the time and my nose and throat was running and itching like crazy. Of course, there’s always the option of keeping it outside, but I don’t want it eating all the native birds.

I'm hoping this isn't

a symptom of future crazy cat ladyness, but for the past few months, I’ve really wanted to get a cat. C. works a lot of nightshift and it would just be, well nice, to have someone to keep me company. But would also not be demanding of my attention, to the point where it’s overwhelming. Maybe next year?

Butterfly has gotten 52 cheers on this goal.


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