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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ihatetopaint is doing 32 things including…

stop buying clothes

2 cheers


ihatetopaint has written 3 entries about this goal

I give up...

I like clothes. I work damn hard for my money. If I want to spend $50.00 on clothes a month, i should be able to and not fill guilty about it, right?????? Especially since I am no longer gambling and I am paying off my credit cards. Clothes make a great reward also.

Feeling a little guilty...

I ordered a cardigan last night. In my defense, I have been looking at it for over three months, it’s something I can wear year-round, and it was on clearance. Oh, and actually my husband ordered it for me. Still feeling bad about it, so I decided to start over on this goal.

10 days down...

My goal is to go for two months without buying any clothes…the only exception I will make is if I can find a pair of cute, dressy and comfortable black shoes for work…I really am in need of those versus just wanting them.

ihatetopaint has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • atam2 cheered this 3 years ago
  • noneus cheered this 4 years ago


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