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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Elusive Sleuth in Somewhere is doing 17 things including…

post letters here that i would never send

10 cheers


Elusive Sleuth has written 6 entries about this goal

Dear You

I’m sick of you. I don’t have time for people who take a casual comment to heart and go and lock themselves in their room for the day while they sulk.

I find it hard to believe you are older than me.

And I think it’s really stupid that you are 20 and still talk in a ‘baby voice’.

Get over yourself, the world doesn’t owe you any favours darling.

Dear You

When I saw you the other day I realised how much i’ve missed you. I’m really glad I decided to stop by and say Happy Birthday. It had been over 6 months since I saw you last. I went home and thought about all the time i’ve known you, and realised how much I appreciate our friendship. I never told you that I met you because I wanted to meet you. I liked the look of you, and so asked - to introduce me. You mean a lot to me. Thank you for being my friend.

I don’t feel like this letter covers it all. There is so much to it. Before I fell alseep I remembered that day I needed someone to talk to, and that day I thought you’d sent the flowers, and that day you put my felts back in the bag all back to front just to annoy me.

You are a strong part of my life, and I love you.

Dear You

I believe that people define themselves by their actions.

Twice now you have promised me something, and remembered, and made good on the promise.

I have a lot of respect for you because of that.


Dear You

Please stop trying to add me as a friend on facebook. We are not friends. We have not been friends for years.

Everytime you try, i’m just going to click ignore.


Dear You

I wish I could rewind one week, and hug you again.
I would choose yes.

For, regrets, I have a few, but you are not one of them.

Dear You

Oh this is too sad! I miss you! :( I wish I could send you a letter just to let you know that everything will be ok, hang in there.

Hey, if you see this, you’ll know who you are. Here is a hug for you ((hugforyou))

Elusive Sleuth has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.


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