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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wolffepsyche in Lawrenceville is doing 33 things including…

start a business

31 cheers


wolffepsyche has written 6 entries about this goal


With 6 items up for sale at I’m going to mark this one complete.

grant money

I’m looking for grants today. I don’t need a lot of money to really get the business going well, but it would help to have a couple thousand dollars. I’m not interested in a loan since we’re trying to go completely debt free.

Not having much luck finding specific grants online yet, but I’m still digging.

I have a name!

I’ve finally decided on a name for my business. Now I have to look up getting a license or whether I even need one. still gotta print out a business plan template and go through that too.

got my sewing machine back, so by weekend after this one I should be able to work on some inventory.

okay so...

I took my sewing machine into the shop today to be fixed. that’s a big step toward getting product in the inventory and putting things into etsy.

I should have it back by friday.

going eCommerce

I’ve been researching the things I need to know to make a real go at a business, and I’ve decided to start with an eCommerce business. Next steps are to write a business plan and get a lisence.


I’ve actually started a couple of businesses, but I’ve never treated them as such and I let them fizzle. I’d like to do one the right way, with a business plan and the whole 9 yards.

wolffepsyche has gotten 31 cheers on this goal.


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