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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this is just a test is doing 3 things including…

complete "wreck this journal"

23 cheers


this is just a test has written 23 entries about this goal

It was fun while it lasted.

I don’t see myself finishing this anytime soon, but I do think the exercises are a great departure point for a future art journal perhaps.

do some rubbings with a pencil

the cap from a bottle of Act mouthwash

color outside of the lines


cover this page using only office supplies

highlighters, ballpoint pen, staples

place sticky things here


make prints using an ink pad and cut vegetables

celery that looks like a rose

glue in a photo of yourself you dislike. deface.


what's left

add your own page numbers

crack the spine

leave this page blank on purpose

stand here (wipe your feet, jump up and down)

pour, spill, drip, spit, fling your coffee HERE.

poke holes in this page using a pencil.

draw fat lines and thin. pushing really hard with the pencil.

this page is for HANDPRINTS or fingerprints. get them dirty then press down.

press leaves and other found things.

scratch using a sharp object

do some rubbings with a pencil

tear strips, rip it up!

glue, staple, or tape these pages together

draw lines while in motion. on the bus, on the train, while walking.

chew on this. *warning: do not swallow.

wrap something with this page.

write one word over and over.

tie a string to the spine of this book. swing wildly. let it hit the walls.

pick up the journal without using your hands.

climb up high. drop the journal.

compost this page, watch it deteriorate.

do a really ugly drawing, (use ugly subject matter: gum, poo, dead things, a badly drawn bird, mold, barf, crud.)

place sticky things here.

journal golf.
1. tear out page. crumple into a ball.
2. place journal into a triangle shape.
3. hit.kick the ball through the triangle.

make a paper chain.

cover this page using only office supplies.

bring this book in the shower with you.

tie a string to the journal. go for a walk, drag it.

rub here with dirt.

use this as a test page for pens, paints, markers, or art supplies.

drip something here. (ink, paint, tea) close the book to make a print.

a place for your grocery lists.

collect the stamps off of all our mail.

trace the things in your bag (or pockets) let the lines overlap.

cover this page with white things.

scribble wildly using only borrowed pens. (document where they were borrowed from.)

make a sudden, destructive, unpredictable movement with the journal.

make a mess, clean it up.

doodle over the top of:
the cover
the title page
the instructions
the copyright page
fold down the corners of your favorite pages.

page of good thoughts.

make prints using an ink pad and cut vegetables.

ask a friend to do something destructive to this page. dont look.

write carelessly now.

glue random items here. (things you find in your couch, on the street, etc.)

cut through several layers.

infuse this page with a smell of your choosing.

color outside of the lines.

hang the journal in a public place. invite people to draw here.

collect your pocket lint.

draw with glue.

sample various substances found in your home. document what color they are. create color themes.

document a boring event in detail.

create a drawing using pieces (or several pieces) of your hair.

glue in a photo of yourself you dislike. DEFACE.

draw lines using abnormal writing utensils dipped in ink or paint. (sticks, spoons, twist ties, comb, etc.)

fill in this page when you are really angry.

write or draw with your left hand.

find a way to wear the journal.

create a nonstop line.

space for negative comments.

glue a random page from a newspaper here


throw something. a pencil. a ball dipped in paint.

foam tipped brushes + liquid acrylics

this is just a test has gotten 23 cheers on this goal.


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