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.

Export My Content

TheHelenOfTroy is doing 38 things including…

be a great photographer

6 cheers


TheHelenOfTroy has written 2 entries about this goal

One picture at a time

The only way to be better at ANYTHING is by practice. I got to take a lot of pictures and try to take better pictures than previous ones.

Like everything else in life, excellence in photography takes a lot of work. Taking lot of photographs means going out, exploring places, lots and lots of walking with the gear. Thankfully hubby will do all the driving.


“Be a GREAT photographer” sounds GREAT, but how do I know if I have achieved it? HOW great do I want to be?

So I searched 43things and found some interesting sub-goals that I can put a check against – like sell a photograph, display my photographs in a public place, shoot 5 good photographs a month and so on.

TheHelenOfTroy has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


I want to:
43 Things Login