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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LisaLisa in San Luis Obispo is doing 33 things including…

make a dress

7 cheers


LisaLisa has written 4 entries about this goal


Haven’t made a dress yet. I did refit my bridesmaid dress and that was a lot of work. But its perfect now! Its strapless but it stays up perfect. On to the next task: Make a dress. Well actually I’m going to sew a duvet cover first. LOL I keep putting this goal off.

sewing machine?

Is it a machine or a big white plastic decoration that collects dust? I haven’t touched the sewing machine for a while now and I just spent money on my garden so I’m not going to buy any fabric for at least a month. I need to save money. So this goal will wait.


Patterns are expensive! I looked at dress patterns yesterday and they were all like over 15 bucks. I could buy a dress for that much. Plus the fabric gonna cost like 10 bucks. I think I’m going to take this dress I have and just make one like it but longer.

a long dress

This is where I am on this goal: It has to be a long dress so I can wear it to work. It has to be thick stretchy material so its comfortable. I found one I think I would like. It also has a tie in the back. I would find a prettier print or color!

LisaLisa has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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