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


just figrued out how to change my status after all this time.

paint more often
I bought canvas but haven't started painting...

... I think I’m too concerned with not doing it “right” to start.

go to gym more frequently
I hired personal trainers

I must say it’s cardio, not weight training, that helps me get the best weight loss so training didn’t necessarily shave off the pounds. However, I did lose 21 pounds total, and they definitely helped me be accountable for getting my butt into the gym every day. Now, I have to get myself in gear.

be a better employee
I just got the team member of the month award!!!

And promptly ran to the bathroom to cry.

Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
I became an Social Media Coordinator for ActionCOACH Business Coaching

Now my job is doing all the online things I love and it counts as “actually working!”

make money online
I'm a social media coordinator:)

I get paid to YouTube and MySpace:)

Work in journalism for a year
Met tons of celebs

Now I work in social media marketing, but as a (student) journalist, I did a mega celebrity red carpet, met former president Bill Clinton, interviewed an openly gay WNBA athlete and worked in print, television, radio and online.

Make new friends
One is silver, the other is gold

New friends take more effort and the return on the investment varies.

spend less, save more
Skip the social

Man, not going out for lunch with the coworkers is isolating, but it beats spending at least $200/month!

learn how to prepare 10 excellent meals
Hits and misses

So far, I’ve made jerk catfish on cinnamon kabobs, nutmeg macaroni and cheese, plus some brownies from a box. Things are coming along pretty well. Next I’ll be dabbling in more African food to surpris e my Sudanese boyfriend.

write an application on Rails
What is Rails?

I put this on my to-do list just so I can know what it is. It might be important, might not.



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