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.

Export My Content


I'm doing 26 things

How I did it
How to try sushi
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to learn to cook at least one new dish a month
It took me
14 days
It made me

How to find a new place and someone to go exploring with in Tallahassee
It took me
1 day
It made me
a bit uncomfy

See all "How I Did It" stories...

Recent entries
become a better listener
Things I need to go through

to get objective advice to become better at active listening…

read the Bible in its entirety before December 31st, 2012 (read all 3 entries…)
Entry Three!

So, I’m thinking there might have been some divine intervention (I sure hope other people will think that’s punny like I do) in me starting in Romans: when I joined 43 Things, I read that you ought to add little goals that will be easier to accomplish, so you can gain momentum for the larger, more arduous goals. What’s been great about where I started is that Romans is the first of the Pauline Epistles, and a lot of the epistles are quite short, so I feel a sense of accomplishment finishing book after book, in quick succession. It doesn’t change the fact that I’ve got quite a bit to go, but I can tick off a few books, and that’s great!

The not-so-great-side: I suppose in some way, this is what makes religion a pursuit worth endeavoring upon, but some of the text I’ve worked through is awfully murky. Specifically, I’ve had quite a time understanding what in the world Paul meant to articulate in the second half or last third of 2 Corinthians. On the plus, there’s such thing as commentaries and I’ve been offered one to read through, that I might be able to glean some sense of what he was trying to get across, and what implications that might make to me.

For now, I believe I’m working through 1st Thessalonians. I’ve got plenty ahead of me, but that is definitely not a bad thing!

read the Bible in its entirety before December 31st, 2012 (read all 3 entries…)
To continue

Reading for class has taken up a lot of my time, so it took a while to work through Second Corinthians, which did not leave as big of an impression on me as I thought it would. The Bible is supposed to be deep! Maybe I was not in the right frame of mind, but the last few chapters of this letter left me dumbfounded in how they seemed to lack in depth. I’ve began Galatians, and the preface to the book in my Bible makes me very excited about what it holds for me- legality in the church and how it can replace an emphasis in faith has been something that I’ve become increasingly sensitive to and interested in recently, so I’m looking forward to a Biblical stance and reference for extrapolating what it all means. Here’s to another book down.

See all entries ...


I want to:
43 Things Login