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


stop being jealous (read all 2 entries…)

Yeah, um, I went on a jealousy spree a few days ago. It was ridiculous. Oh well, I’m just going to have to try harder and find a therapist!

Make out in the rain

It was sprinkling when we smooched. Yay!

grow my hair

Oops…I chopped off my hair last week. It was really dry and damaged, and it looked bad. It’s super short, but at least it’s healthy! I’d rather have short healthy looking hair than long damaged hair.

stop being jealous (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve been doing a bit better with this. I’ll catch myself thinking jealous thoughts, then repeatedly tell myself what the reality actually is. It’s tough, but I have to do this.

stick with the same hair color for more than a few months

I change my hair color every few months. I get bored, and I also think it’s some sort of compulsive behavior. I’ve been blonde for a few months, but I’m bored with it and bought dye today – medium golden brown. I know I won’t stick with brown for long – I never do. I find brown to be dreadfully boring (on me anyway), but the color on the box looked pretty and I thought I would give it another shot.

remain sober for 1 year

I’ve been sober for two and a half months. I think I can make it. I have to.



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