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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meganrsmith is doing 11 things including…

start a blog

1 cheer


meganrsmith has written 5 entries about this goal


I’ve started blogging- I don’t have too many readers but that doesn’t bother me too much… I think the possibility of readers, of words made public is just as exciting and nerve-wracking, my words released beyond my grasp or ability to snatch them back.

Now the challenge is improving. Thinking ahead finding just a little more time… And then linking up and giving others access…

My first blog

New years day… My night – it’s an interesting tradition waking up with a hangover. I saw the foolishness which is totally how I wound up ringing in new year with a Dexter marathon, researching my prospective colon cleanse and playing at word scrabbles.

Starting my blog

I’m going to blog. By resolution. It will just be how I see the world… Funny at times hopefully enlightened at others. I want it to change the way I look at the world.

Title: either regifted or wrapped in yesterday’s newspaper

Sign up and start January 1st

My blog

A skewered look at the world around me
Character portraits
Humourous tales
+a photo of the day

To be written every night before bed.

What will be my blog title??

White noise
Just not in a good space
Jelly beans in a jar
Firecrackers and other explosive devices
The midwesterner’s world travels
Wrapped in yesterday’s newspaper

Ideas for blogs

Photo a day with writing to go with it
Character a day
Humourous daily journal

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