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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tamaribu in Los Angeles is doing 21 things including…

talk to strangers

19 cheers


tamaribu has written 3 entries about this goal

talking to kids

is more fun sometimes, strangers or no. just came from a friend’s house where it was super entertaining to talk to a 2.5 and 5 year old that I’d just met for a bit. I’m not around small kids that often so I enjoy these doses.

It's easy for me

To talk to people I don’t know at performances. These last couple of days I’ve been chatting easily with folks at shows. Even if it’s not my work, performances are among the few occasions when I feel at home enough to play the host.

Now I need to work a bit on other kinds of venues.


Somehow traveling seems to have made me seem more, available? Been in pretty satisfied single solitude for a while now. Today between the airport and plane two very reasonably attractive not at all obnoxious men of around my age struck up friendly, kind of flirty conversations. It was such an odd sensation that I realize I’ve been incredibly well defended for a long time. If I really am open, then I think I need to practice performing openness.

tamaribu has gotten 19 cheers on this goal.


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