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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Recent entries from ailismum

ailismumachieveble but you need a system

either transfer the balance to a 0 per cent and cut up the old card and dont use the new card i.e. lose the pin. then pay affordable instalments.

or dont take the card out with you and gradually pay off chunks as it goes down.

stop shopping for things you dont really need. 2 years ago

ailismum 3 years ago

ailismumDownload it

I got a Samsung android phone that can download music easily – bought a credit package from Vodaphone for 25 tracks per month and I’m loving it – I love walking the dog in all weathers – never mind waiting or being stuck in traffic – music is my escape and my therapy and it’s fun to share with my daughter – she adds tracks she likes and I (believe it or not) like listening to them. I feel this is so worth doing and when you are busy and always rushing about – there is never enough time for the nice things 2 years ago

ailismum 3 years ago

ailismumMum - you were right - it's fab

I loved it – well worth doing – such fascinating characters 3 years ago

ailismum 3 years ago

ailismumWorth doing

Kids are great! Tiring and hard work but wonderful people to be paid to spend your day with.
Go for it
I’ve been a teacher for 14 years and I’m loving it 3 years ago

ailismum 3 years ago

ailismumthis goal should be changed to...

REALISE you are a good mum
Celebrate all that is positive about your beautiful children – find things that you enjoy doing and share these with your children – learn to listen to them – make time space and silence for this to happen.
Children are often wiser and see things more clearly than us grown ups – they have less clutter in their heads.
Give them credit – appreciate and respect them more and they will do the same back – naturally 3 years ago

ailismum 7 years ago

ailismumNot as interesting as they look

I have studied them and there is a lot of baloney written about them by goodness-knows-who and that isn’t worth reading. 3 years ago

ailismum 4 years ago


This is one of the best transformations I have made this year
Thanks to ecar insurance and the cheap service they provide – I have come to realise that cheapest is not worth searching for – that the desirable things in life are worth paying for – that the difference between a bargain and a normal price is not worth hours of wasted life on the internet – buy what you want and enjoy the freedom – life is too short not to – This change in thinking is having a big knock-on effect on many other aspects of my life, eg food I choose to eat and things I say yes or no to. 3 years ago

ailismum 3 years ago

ailismumFrom weeds to wisdom

I have found wood avens; bristly ox-tongue; prickly sow-thistle and smooth sow thistle in my garden, also Canadian fleabane.
Now they have names they are no longer weeds, or a chore waiting to to be done. 3 years ago

ailismumIt's certainly worth doing

I have an Audi A3 – it’s silky smooth and very modest – not flashy or drawing attention to itself.
I can see for miles when driving in the dark – did my Renault even have headlights that worked?? I wonder.
I like it and I love driving it.
I have had only good comments from others about it too. 3 years ago

ailismum 3 years ago

ailismumi set up a direct debit - it feels good

I always wished I could do something as worthwhile as these wonderful people – for many years I have thought about it. I just feel that at least I can support them with a regular donation 3 years ago

ailismum 4 years ago


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