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 36 things

DrPhile's Life List

  1. 1. witness the singularity
    5 people
  2. 2. live to see Halley's Comet return in 2061
    1 entry
    30 people
  3. 3. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
  4. 4. be a scientist
    110 people
  5. 5. go to space
    526 people
  6. 6. crash the moon into the earth
    1 person
  7. 7. See a total solar eclipse
    279 people
  8. 8. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  9. 9. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,198 people
  10. 10. design a video game
    68 people
  11. 11. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  12. 12. travel the world
    21,175 people
  13. 13. learn a language
    826 people
  14. 14. see an active volcano
    186 people
  15. 15. fly a kite
    1 cheer
    637 people
  16. 16. see The Colbert Report live
    1 cheer
    64 people
  17. 17. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  18. 18. teach
    832 people
  19. 19. draw a comic strip
    52 people
  20. 20. Learn to fly
    2,284 people
  21. 21. be able to pull off wearing a top hat and monocle
    1 person
  22. 22. Go white water rafting
    1,417 people
  23. 23. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,697 people
  24. 24. see a tornado
    327 people
  25. 25. Take a picture everyday
    1 entry
    90 people
  26. 26. Learn how to develop film
    16 people
  27. 27. Ride my bike cross-country
    18 people
  28. 28. learn to sing
    2,894 people
  29. 29. Act in a play
    351 people
  30. 30. write a song
    5,190 people
  31. 31. Buy a fiddle
    1 person
  32. 32. stop biting my nails
    7,260 people
  33. 33. Skydive
    11,428 people
  34. 34. Have a ball pit in my house
    3 people
  35. 35. have sex in a ball pit
    5 people
  36. 36. learn to play the accordian
    88 people
Recent entries
live to see Halley's Comet return in 2061

There’s a program called “Celestia”, a sort of solar system and star browser that’s free online, that really peaked my interest in this one. Of course it mostly comes down to my living until I’m 81 or 82… Guess I better watch my health.

Take a picture everyday

I bought a rather decent camera a year ago, but I use so many excuses to myself for why I don’t take it out more often. I suppose it really comes down to overcoming my justification for inactivity, and that’s what every one of my 43 things are all about.


I want to:
43 Things Login