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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Kapitan Niemand in London is doing 39 things including…

identify 43 things that make me happy.

3 cheers


Kapitan Niemand has written 17 entries about this goal

#27 - Night sipping...

... the last soda before Nod!

#28 - The present moment

“No matter where you go, there you are.”
- 孔夫子

#29 - Being there, doing that

“If John Lennon is deported, I’m leaving too…with my musicians..and my marijuana.”
- Art Garfunkel

#30 - An enthralling performance

... and staying st**ed, having enough water, and a place to sleep

#31 - Venus de Milo...

... in her sister’s jeans

#32 - A good round of table tennis

Photo credit: Klængur Gunnarsson

#33 - Room Service


#34 - A good busker

Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.

#35 - Ta syka syka

... And by virtue thus, to have my fig and then spit it out!

#36 - To be... far from the madding crowd

“Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife
...Along the cool sequester’d vale of life”

Kapitan Niemand has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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