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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needs to stop saying I'll do stuff and actually do it!

Recent entries from quiddities
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“Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh

Just brilliant. Read it.

Seriously, go read it right now.

...Why are you still here? 7 months ago


“A Long Way Down” by Nick Hornby

A strange premise by enjoyable. I’ve always liked Hornby’s way of exploring how other people see and interact with the world. It’s also a tad on the thought provoking side but without being high handed or preachy. Not sure if I’d recommend it to everyone but I enjoyed working my way through it. 7 months ago


This is a rather vague goal so I thought it would be helpful to brainstorm some ideas.

- find a job that I enjoy and actually want to do
- visit at least two continents
- go on holiday somewhere new at least 4 times
- improve my fitness
- learn a new skill
- try learning something I’ve always wanted to do
- reassess ambitions and let go of any I no longer want 7 months ago

quidditiesProject Four

Another crocheted scarf. A very heavy hint was dropped about colours and Christmas so I thought I might as well make it now rather than leave it until December! 7 months ago


“In Search of King Minos” by Louise Steel

Very basic book. Pretty much read it just to look at the lovely colour photographs – they’re usually always black and white in academic texts. 7 months ago

quiddities 8 months ago

quidditiesProject Three

A larger baby blanket for my friend. 8 months ago

quiddities 8 months ago

quidditiesNumber Three

3. Sew buttons back on coat 8 months ago

quiddities 12 months ago

quidditiesFinancial Responsibility Day

So, after cutting costs on my phone bill I got round to finally setting up an ISA, which is where all my savings will be going.

2. Set up an ISA8 months ago

quiddities 8 months ago

quidditiesOne down, 42 to go!

Almost April and this is my first entry. Not as organised and punctual as I had hoped I be. But now the ball is rolling lets hope there’s a bit of acceleration!

1. Change phone contract. (yay to saving £25 a month!) 8 months ago

quiddities 13 months ago

quidditiesHalf Price Hooray!

First I called a few months too early, then I called a month later than planned but I’ve finally managed to sort this out and cut my bill in half without having to take out a new contract. I’m calling that a win. 8 months ago

quidditiesProject Two

A small crochet baby blanket for my friend. 9 months ago


‘Fool Moon’ by Jim Butcher

The second in the Dreden Files. My friend lent this to me sometime last year when I wasn’t well. I read the first couple of chapters at the time but my brain wasn’t really up to concentrating then, so it sat on my bookshelf. Finally picked it up again and I’m glad that I did. Thoroughly good supernatural romp! 10 months ago

quidditiesBeef Stroganoff

I held a Murder Mystery Dinner party last weekend for my friends. It had a Russian theme and the suggested meal was beef stroganoff. The only problem was that there was I only have one rather large pan and I’d need that for the soup. Then I remembered that I had a slow cooker and proceeded to look up recipes I could use. And I found this one – very easy to make and very tasty. I’d definitely make it again for myself and I’m not particularity keen on beef and mushrooms! 10 months ago


“The First Fossil Hunters” by A Mayor 10 months ago

quidditiesProject One

Finished a late Christmas present – a long crocheted scarf for my friend. 11 months ago


“Milk, Sulphate, and Alby Starvation” by Martin Millar

- Delightfully mad! 11 months ago


“Shakespeare” by Bill Bryson 11 months ago

quiddities 11 months ago

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quiddities 11 months ago

quidditiesTime Management

Didn’t complete this in a year so marked as ‘gave up’. Will try again next year, hopefully with better results. 11 months ago

quiddities 23 months ago


Whilst I didn’t manage to avoid new purchases entirely I did cut down on a lot of impulse buying, and when I did genuinely need to buy new this got me to shop around for the best year. Hopefully I’ll carry my new good habits forward! 11 months ago

quidditiesNew Year

Now that the party season is over I can finally send off my photo ID to be updated. I’ve put it off and off mainly due to all the events I’ve been going to – perhaps I should get a second form so this doesn’t happen again. 11 months ago

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