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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bookishcheck this poem out - you will like! 6 days ago

bookishthere is also the

waybackmachine…. 2 weeks ago


the thing that’s sticking in my craw about popclogs is the emphasis on “before you die”

(rather than while you live) 3 weeks ago

bookish77 to 84

77 Joy
78 Anand
79 dharti
80 atma
81 tree
82 sea
83 poppat (parrot in Gujarati)
84 kagaz 3 weeks ago


“I like dreams of the future better than history of the past.”
- Thomas Jefferson

the above was on the right side of the page.

and on the next click the following:
“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.”
- Charles Dickens

i think the Robots are telling us something, even through the choice of quotes that are showing up. 3 weeks ago

bookishhow do you do this?

(back up the site mirror) 3 weeks ago

bookish75 to 76

75 humdrum
76 sam·sa·ra
the cycle of death and rebirth to which life in the material world is bound. 4 weeks ago

bookishslapdash is great

(and it kind of describes my quick quick trying to finish this list!) 4 weeks ago

bookishI work near a park and

I walked today too! for 45 minutes! (I did eat lunch though, but quick, before i actually left) 4 weeks ago

bookish67 to 74 - Words! Got to finish this one!

67. patter
68. smile
69. lick (hahaha)
70. shmush
71. five million
72. wish
73. slate
74. pencil 4 weeks ago


mwah 1 month ago


hugs! 1 month ago

bookishhello folks

i know i haven’t been around much on here.
but i am saddened to know that this site will end soon…

(wiping tear)
“Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.”
- Helen Keller 1 month ago


ha! 1 month ago

bookish66. Superb

I had forgotten this word, till it came out of me when writing recently… Superb.

What I really love about this word is remembering how the Indian adults in my life used to pronounce it when i was a child (and being fascinated by that):

“su-Pub” with a soft Indian “p”

:-) 4 months ago

bookishso glad i did it!

and thanks Ms. Librarian, for your help! 4 months ago

bookish 5 months ago

bookishgoing to try to keep an ongoing list in this one entry, for 2014

  1. Peanut, a graphic novel by Ayun Halliday & Paul Hoppe
  2. The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas
  3. Does My Head Look Big In This? by Randa Abdel-fattah
  4. Texting the Underworld by Ellen Booraem
  5. Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan

there are more, there are more. have to remember them!

Picture books—
  1. Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  2. Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
    by Emily Jenkins, G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)
  3. Duck Sock Hop By Jane Kohuth 5 months ago

bookishvery nice

hugs, Faustus!
good to be connecting with you here again!

i’ll try to stick around this time… 5 months ago

bookishI think i need to break down this goal

1. Do Question one
2. Do Question two
3. Do Question three
4. Do question four 5 months ago


still working (as some of you Brits say, “slogging away”) at it…
the questions are just taking me forever. 5 months ago

bookish 5 months ago

bookishit's going well!

thank you for asking! :-)
really like my colleagues at the new place! 6 months ago

bookish 16 months ago

bookishcongrats on this, L!

mwah! 8 months ago


hows it going with the routines today? 8 months ago

bookish 10 months ago

bookishit's 3:22 a.m.

and tomorrow i start work at a new branch within my library system. i really wanted this. have been asking for it for a while.

why then am i so anxious? 10 months ago

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