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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Queen Esther in New York City is doing 25 things including…

make movies

3 cheers


Queen Esther has written 1 entry about this goal


i’m making little movies with my camera right now. they’re only two minutes long but i’ve found a website that will let me upload them and show them to the world, once i’ve learned how to edit them on my laptop. i can even put them on my blog, which is a total kick in the head for me. there’s quite a few videosites, actually:,, wow. the world is such an open book for anyone that’s got the balls to delve into it.

i’m getting quicktime pro this weekend and spending my winter hibernation figuring it out and shooting more things as they happen to me. (what i really need is a camera that takes pictures and shoots video, too.) once i’ve got a dozen little movies on my website page at, i’ll consider this goal accomplished.

what a lovely hobby i’ve found. it’s wonderful, to mess with visuals and make little moments come alive over and over again. i am having so much fun with this…

Queen Esther has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Lucita cheered this 8 years ago
  • writemejamie cheered this 8 years ago
  • Mystery cheered this 8 years ago


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