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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Lokust is doing 28 things including…

get a professional haircut

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Lokust has written 2 entries about this goal

I still haven't done this

I resorted to cutting it myself again, really short. And I wear a lime-green bandana wherever I go. I wear pajamas nearly everywhere so take a moment and picture it, if you will. Me in my tartan flannel pajamas, leather bomber jacket, converse shoes and a lime-green bandana over my badly cut hair. You can easily pick me out on the streets (and pick me off if you wish) so if you see this person, stop and say hi.


Honestly, this do-it-yourself stuff is getting old. My hair looks like it was cut by a blind monkey. At one point I got frustrated and tried to shave my head, but ended up taking off my face and part of my scalp (see my av). Since Katrina I just haven’t had the spare cash for such frivolities. Tom Petty says I don’t have to feel like a refugee. I shouldn’t have to look like one either.

Lokust has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.

  • Luz del Sol cheered this 8 years ago


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