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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just me in Phoenix is doing 29 things including…

write something i can be proud of

7 cheers


just me has written 3 entries about this goal

Family Cookbook

This is turning out to be more fun than I thought. I’ve got some awesome ideas! I’ve decided to add one recipe for every member of the family. This is no small task since just my cousins total 50 recipes. Then you count their parents, kids, etc. Also, I want to include lots of family pictures. I’m trying to set up “recipe day” every other week to try out the recipes and get pictures of us all together cooking them. The timing is perfect because my mom is taking a trip next month and will be visiting all of the out-of-state families. She’s under very strict orders to get pictures of everyone in the kitchen, even if it has to be staged!

This is more compiling

than writing but I’m proud of it nonetheless. I’m putting together a family recipe book. I come from a huge family and we are all pretty good cooks. On holidays everyone has certain dishes they always bring and usually a few new ones to try. The best part is the names we come up with. Some of our traditional dishes are “orange stuff” and my aunt Kaye’s “special Kaye bars.” I just found my grandmothers recipe box and some of the recipes in there are priceless. There’s one from my great grandfather who was a shepherd called “gunnysack stew” and another really old one called “hungry bear pie.” I’m having a lot of fun gathering recipes from everyone and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Who knows, maybe I could even get it published!


I’m not sure this counts but I’ve finally started keeping up with my journal. At least once a week I’m writing whatever comes to mind. It may not be the type of thing I can publish but it’s all I have the time or energy for right now.

just me has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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