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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dreammonsters is doing 24 things including…

Keep a journal

16 cheers


dreammonsters has written 7 entries about this goal

I'm up to about

4 paper, several digitalized
I think I like things scattered more

For the first time in my life

I have been keeping a journal that is totally and completely honest.
And the only thing I can think about is how many people’s hearts would break if they ever read it.

New game plan.

Traditional Journaling doesn’t work for me.
My thought are too static and my convictions later embarrass me.

i'm failing miserably at this

everytime i write something, i just get pissed off at how i sound and rip it out.
even when i say i’m not going to rip anything out.
i’ll probably start trying again in a couple weeks, but i need a break from this frustration.


maybe this journal thing is working out for me afterall, and just when i was about to give up.

One entry

in my journal so far.
I probably sound like a whiney bitch, but that’s why it’s better to have a journal for all that stuff, so I don’t sound so bad when I actually talk to people…so far, so good.

:) believe me, though, that was in no way self-depricating, but i’m talkingin actualities.
I don’t want to complain so much. So, voila, I guess.

Bought One :)

Now I just gotta start it and not worry so fucking much about how stupid I sound, etc
why can’t i just be like andy warhol?

“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

dreammonsters has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.


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