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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wildflowerlove in London is doing 28 things including…

Kiss someone passionately, as if I'm apologising without words, while standing in the middle of the street, sheets of rain soaking us to the bone.

24 cheers


wildflowerlove has written 6 entries about this goal


Just realised that since this goal is now incredibly complex, there is little chance of me completing it anytime soon. I’d have to do something wrong and apologise for it by kissing alone while it’s raining hard and we’re both outside together at the same time. The likelihood of all those things happening simultaneously is very, very slim.

Basically I just want my life to be a movie. Is that so wrong?? :P

Just read the last post

And I shake my head in disbelief. I am clearly insane. Apologies.

By the way, no word yet about this goal, I’m afraid, but perhaps I could change it to “kiss in the snow” and we might be getting somewhere!

And wintertime hast arrived..

...therefore, from now until about April is the optimum time for this most drenching of activities. Unless, of course, you enjoy sailing in the middle of a vast expanse of ocean with Gale Force 10 winds.



BUT IT WAS THE WRONG GUY, DAMNIT! so i stayed under the umbrella.

there was nothing in the goal saying i have no right to be pedantic. the kiss only counts if you like the guy. :P

Damnit!! Part 2

I now have a boyfriend, but every time I see him there is no rain!! Pah. Stupid English weather. So bloody indecisive.

Oh, and NOW it decides to rain, but I’m in Japan which is a million and a half miles away from SAM!!! sobs loudly Why? Oh why…


Missed my chance for this one, unfortunately. Unlikely to happen until the summer (it always rains in this country, no matter which season it is), or possibly Christmas. Lack of time and too much work leads to no boyfriend. :(

wildflowerlove has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.


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