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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A_butterfly_kiss 10 months ago


A_butterfly_kissThe cute donkey with a line on it

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A_butterfly_kissChipstead Circular Walk - 15km

We went for this walk one day last week. I liked it a lot because the walk was mostly in the woodlands. I love walking in the woodlands because it is quite and cool. The smell of the wood makes walking even more enjoyable. Besides the day we went for it was too hot and walking in the wood with no straight sunlight was just perfect.

As usual I was looking out for new and interesting things during this walk too. I saw 3 rabbits (or hares). Not sure what the difference between them. I also saw a flashy green coloured wild parrot for the first time in England. There were two donkeys in camel colour and loved the dark brown line on them as if they were wrapped :-)

Another thing I loved about this walk is that the blackberries are ripen now. And we kept eating them at every opportunity we had :-)

Last thing to mention about this walk is that on the way back home we saw this pub in the woodlands. As the aircon of the car was broken on that day we were traveling with the car windows open. While passing by this pub we smelt this beautiful pine tree glue like odour. So we decided to have a drink there before we got back home. And we certainly did the right thing :-)

Enjoyed our walk very much but 15km walk is bit too long. But we had aimed the 12 km circular walk to start with but changed our minds about it during the walk and then ended up getting tired quickly :-o. It’s okay but we won’t do that again.

So, another hiking is completed. I have one more walk to go to complete this goal. But, because I want to finish with my entries here I am ticking this goal as done too.

I will dearly miss this site. It has been like having the best friend without compromising to me for the last few years. I had great goals to complete and have had a great time here. I was not friendly with the other 43t’ers as much as I wish but the time limitation on the internet was holding me back. And, I will miss reading my subscriptions’ entries. I will miss reading about “how I did” bit too of course. Right, that is it from me.

I am wishing everyone a good luck with future goals.
Good bye. 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kiss 4 months ago


A_butterfly_kiss35-43 The list of the Ted Talks I will be watching in the next week or two

When I added this goal on my 43t list I chose which records I wanted to watch straight away from ted talks’ official site and added them to my laptop’s favourites. This made it is much easier to pick which subject I am in the mood for listening to. I have watched 34 talks so far. And I am left with 9 more to watch to complete this goal. I will add the list of the records I will be watching here now and tick this goal as done. I have one more goal to update here. After that I am not planning to write on 43t anymore.

35- Boyd Varty – What I learnt from Nelson Mandela
36- Jean-Baptiste Michel – What we learned from 5 million books
37- Maajid Nawaz – A global culture to fight extremism
38- Martin Jacques – Understanding the rise of China
39- Samantha Power – A complicated hero in the war on dictatorship
40- Sasa Vucinic – Why we should invest in a free press
41- Suzana Herculano-Houzel – What is special about human brain
42- Julian Treasure – How to speak so that people want to listen
43- Karima Bennoune – When people of Muslim heritage challenge fundamentalism 3 months ago


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21- Stephen Burt – Why people need poetry
22- Ze Frank – Are you human
23- Henry Lin – What we can learn from galaxies, far far away
24- Stella Young – I am not your inspiration, thank you very much
25- Will Potter – The shocking move to criminalize none violent protests
26- Sheryl Sandberg – Why we have too few women leader
27- Siegfried Woldhek – The search of the true face of Da Vinci
28- Laura Carstensen – Older people are happier
29- Lisa Bu – How books can open your mind
30- Heather Brooke –My battle to expose government corruption
31- Julian Assange – Why the World needs WikiLeaks
32- Eric Sanderson – New York – before the City
33- David Chalmers – how do you explain consciousness?
34- James Flynn – Why our IQ is higher than our grandparents’ 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kiss 4 months ago


A_butterfly_kissHow the universe works?

It was space weekend on Quest tv last weekend and I watched a couple of documentaries each lasted for about 45 minutes on Sunday. I am so happy that I came across with them both. I really am very ignorant when it comes to universe. This space weekend on this channel raised my attention to it and I learnt tons about the universe.

Additionally to these two documentaries I watched one more documentary on youtube about the universe. Here are what I watched. And I am ticking this goal as done too.

Documentary 4- How Universe Works – Stars (how they are born and die back to back 2 documentary)
Documentary 5- How Universe Works – Extreme Orbits

Key words:
Supernova
Starburst
Pulsar
Nitrogen, Hydrogen, Methane
Universe’s expansion
Black holes
Galaxies
More about the gravity and orbiting
And that I am a star :-) 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kissHappy Birthday JF

Have a fab day tomorrow.

Ps: Love the sound of your purchased items. Enjoy :-) 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kiss 10 months ago


A_butterfly_kissMarking my goals as done or removing some of them

Before this site is not available anymore. I am still committed to this site and my goals you see :-)

I am ticking the goal as done that are in progress like this goal. I have done some work on this goal. Although it is not completed it will be done by the end of this year and the things I have done is already enough to be used upon my death. But want to secure it by completing the whole progress.

About the goals I remove, I believe it will take a while to complete them. Hence I gave up on them on 43t. But not giving up on them completely.

I will update the ones which are already on my list soon and mark them as done too once I update them. 3 months ago


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A_butterfly_kissThanks for sharing this info

I was actually looking for your comment under ted talks goal of mine. But I posted it under documentaries goal by mistake :) Yes the images were back but unfortunately we couldn’t save the site :( Actually when the images were back I thought there was a hope for this site to continue.

I enjoyed my time here on 43t immensely. 43 has helped me to achieve lots of different things. Easy or difficult and added some spice in my life other than the things I have in outside life. I also must mention that I will miss every member of this site whose shared their experiences and their entries that I read.

And, thanks again for your comment.

Take care and good luck with your goals in the future. 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kissSo very funny and maybe familiar among most of the girls :-)))

This video was shared by a friend on facebook this evening and it made me laugh so much :) Seriously what a funny video this is :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc8jvzVP51E 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kissHaydn - The creation

http://www.classicfm.com/composers/haydn/guides/haydns-creation-london-best-works/ 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kissA close look at the growing peaches

. 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kissPeach tree

I saw this beautiful but small peach tree during my holiday last week. It excites me to see trees with fruits growing on them. I also struggle to understand why the trees give lots of fruit have to be small?! 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kiss 3 months ago


A_butterfly_kissGrow potatoes in a bag

I have just came across with this on the internet now. I would never have thought of this in a million years time. Such a great idea :-) I wonder if I can grow anything else in a bag?

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/how-to-grow-potatoes-in-bags 3 months ago


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