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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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Stuart Gilbert in Mansfield is doing 39 things including…

Write anonymous letters to strangers and leave them in public places.

5 cheers


Stuart Gilbert has written 3 entries about this goal

Christmas cards

My friend Len and I wrote cards and left them in the pub we were in.

Hopefully they’ll cheer someone up, and not go to someone Jewish because the cards say “Christmas” in them and I’d hate to be hunted down for offending someone with my careless holiday spirit.


I left a Post-it note a little while ago. I’ll sort out some more tomorrow before the place gets busy. Then I have the advantage of working here so I can hear people talking about them :)

How come...

This has been on my list for quite a long time… It doesn’t exactly take much effort to do this one either.

I’ll try to write a letter tonight or tomorrow.

Stuart Gilbert has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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