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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sjmarq in Rochester is doing 42 things including…

decorate my house


sjmarq has written 4 entries about this goal

photos up

on the wall. Whooo hoooo – that was a long time coming. One of those projects that’s been on my list of things to do for – oh – say 2 years! I had to stay home from work yesterday and it was late afternoon before I decided I had to do something from my goal list in order to feel like the day could be redeemed. I’m so excited this is done.

paint done

All 4 colors are done, the masking tape is off the wall and the outlet covers are back on. The travel posters have been framed, goal for the weekend is to get pics and posters up on the wall.



So I’m taking a couple of half days off work to paint. I stumbled upon some Oops paint in the color family I was thinking of so I was excited about that. The first color went on this morning (an orange – eek!) and besides those first few moments of screaming ‘I have an orange room!’ it looks pretty good. Three more colors to paint, a window shade and top treatment, family picture wall, and my husbands travel posters on the wall. Those are my goals.

empty walls

downstairs still has white empty walls. And I have big ideas and a few days off after Christmas… so much to do, what comes first?


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