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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I should do some writing instead of being online. Why oh why does the internet have to be so addicting? 9 months ago

adoretNo more facebook

I have no idea how many hours I have wasted on this site. Even when I have been watching TV I usually am on facebook. Some times I sit on my computer and spend time fooling around on the net. The first thing I check when I wake up and the last thing before I sleep has been facebook. Even some times when I wake up in the middle of the night I check facebook. I am quite embarrassed to say – I might be addicted. And now I am done. Not forever, but for a while so I can focus on other things… 22 months ago


This goal is a contraditio in terminis. Anyway, still working on this, downloaded productivity add-ons for my browser and am using freedom when i really needto work. 23 months ago


Struggling with this. This is hard. 2 years ago

okirishchikI finally did it!

I am finally making good money with freelance writing! 2 years ago


I rarely clean, I’m highly irresponsible and I’m failing most of my classes because I would rather go online than take responsibility. I am lazy and easily overwhelmed, but this is just making the responsibilities pile up even HIGHER. I cannot avoid my responsibilities. I need to figure out how to make them easier and less overwhelming. I think I will start setting a timer.

After school: hour of free time.
15 minute timer for working
10 minute timer for internet
15 minute timer for working get the picture

Once I actually have a full, official plan and not a rough outline I will update. 2 years ago


Going to limit myself to an hour of non-productive (social networking, shopping etc) internet usage per day! 2 years ago

Glen McNameeBlocking sites.

I’ve taken to blocking certain sites when I’m at work, so I’ll actually getting some work done. 2 years ago

LucyboboosyWell, now part of my job actually requires me to be on the internet.

I spend copious amounts of time on the internet these days, and I’m allowed to call it “work”. However I do feel that I am still not nearly as productive as I could be. How can I rectify this situation? 2 years ago

Lauren PadillaProductivity

Cut down web surfing at work to one hour 2 years ago

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