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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Smartest snail in Buffalo is doing 21 things including…

see an indigo bunting

9 cheers


Smartest snail has written 13 entries about this goal

indigo bunting

Not to be confused with Indigo Montoya. This bird is brilliantly vibrant with black tipped wings and cannot be missed. We only have a small window of opportunity. I have been looking for years. Time to buckle down and make it happen.
You will be mine indigo bunting, oh yes, you will be mine.


We are getting up early, because we always do, going to Panera to get breakfast and going bird watching, like we used to do. I cant wait. Birds are in migration right now.

last year

In St. Louis we went every weekend. Now, with grad school and Pace working a second job, we hardly ever go. We talk about how much we miss it and want to do it again, maybe its time to make the effort. I was pretty avid before…please dont mistake avid for good. I was good, but, was constantly digging in my book and pinpointing is still hard for me. I swear its coming from that tree, but it turns out, it was the 8th tree over. They do it to taunt me I’m sure. To keep me in my place. Then again, how fun would be it if I was so good it wasnt fun anymore?!
So, making effort to find time to do what I love once a week. That shouldn’t be too hard to ask for, right? Im up by 7am everyday anyway. Yes, even on weekends.
This is one of the birds we saw in St. Louis; scarlet tanager. It was an amazing moment to see that bright red after hearing it and trying to track it for about 30 minutes. It took my breath away.

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