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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mashko is doing 18 things including…

adopt a dog

71 cheers


mashko has written 3 entries about this goal




I had a few dreams that had dogs in them, after which I got all excited when I woke up because I realized I haven’t petted a dog for who knows how long, and the dreams reminded me of the feeling.

$^$x%x%& Together with moving out, this has been my number 1 dream for a loooong time now.

I'm desperate about this!

I really am!

There are so many dogs of all sorts looking for a home or just looking for someone to get them out of the death camps. In my country we definitely have a problem with the amount of stray dogs and the policy of the government is – just catch them and kill them.
And there is only a handful of people trying to rescue them and to try to get them a home.

And I live with my parents, who are dog elitists and the only dog they would accept into their home is a poodle. So I just sit and wait for time to come to move out and finally help at least 1 or 2 dogs to have a life they deserve. And my heart aches whenever I browse through groups that are trying to help, knowing that, at this moment, there is absolutely nothing i can do.

mashko has gotten 71 cheers on this goal.


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