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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Kenophobia in England is doing 13 things including…

send a postsecret

7 cheers


Kenophobia has written 2 entries about this goal

I actually did it.

I’ve just got back from posting my secret. I’ve been meaning to make it for a few weeks and kept not getting around to it, and then finally this morning I just sat down and did it. I knew what I wanted on the card, so it didn’t take that long to make.

I decided to put it in an envelope to send it off, because I felt really shy and embarassed posting it on its own, where other people could see.

I feel really proud of myself for sending it. It’s not like my secret was huge and heartbreaking, in fact it was kind of silly, but actually, writing it down, knowing that someone else is going to read it…I don’t know, I feel excited and nervous at the same time.

This is the first goal on my list I can count as done!


I’ve been meaning to start on this goal for a couple of weeks now, but wasn’t comfortable doing it until I’d bought myself a printer. I don’t want to handwrite my secret because I’m paranoid as all hell, and printing it out in the public Uni library is way too risky for my tastes.

I actually have two or three secrets I could use. I’ve been considering making them all but decided to just start with one and see how it goes. I’m not sure how exactly to word it yet, but I know what the card is going to look like. I’m going to make it within the next week or so, I think, when I’ve got some free time.

I’m feeling a little nervous and excited to get my secret out of my head and onto something tangible.

Kenophobia has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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