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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renewalsh in Johannesburg is doing 2 things including…

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59 cheers


renewalsh has written 141 entries about this goal

Fed up

with the current situation.

Not pleased

with the closedness of someone.

I cannot stand it, in fact.


Bored bored.

Tired of this.

VERY tired.

Mightily frustrated with the people running this project

as we have ahd NOP feedback on the last materials.

No response to emails, SMSs, nothing.

Yet the deadline is immovable.

Do want to go to the home exhibition

this weekend at some point.

The trouble is, with whom? Or by myself?

At the moment

I feel like a shiny black slug. I hope that no hadedas are around to scoff me!

Perhaps I could be a cat

Aloof and withdrawn, woth sharp claws ready to protect at any sign of danger.

Perhaps I could be a caterpillar

about to crawl into its covering and become a pupa.

What will emerge eventually?

Still feeling CROSS


I am very very tired

and feel unimpressed by having to do the next bit of work.

Tired, very tired, of skirting around, tip toeing, treading delicately.

It has worn me out.

renewalsh has gotten 59 cheers on this goal.


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