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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sankirkcrossword puzzles

I don’t seek new words now… just do 0 – 3 puzzles a day and am happy learning. 4 months ago


I use only limited words which lower my effectiveness. 6 months ago

Dead WriterI have a notebook with in Evernote that is for vocabulary.

I like good words. More often than not I make a note to myself about a particularly well used, but known, word or one that I should use more often. I have fallen into the pattern of using the general vernacular and it’s limiting me. It is one thing to be understood, it another thing to use the right word with the most accurate meaning. 7 months ago

KAREN FRASER2014-04-01.Tue GOAL | expand my vocabulary - need action plan

(1) need words other than delicious and yummy.
(2) I value as resource
(3) devise a plan to reinforce new (or seldom used) words by using them
(4) resource: 8 months ago


The appearance of being true or real.

I will have to say this 50 times before it rolls off the tongue. Or before I can say it with sufficient verisimilitude. 9 months ago


Just learned to pronounce this with confidence.
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: an obsequious bow. 11 months ago

RoofJumperendemic - I think I've misused this one



1 :
characteristic of or prevalent in a particular field, area, or environment

2 :
restricted or peculiar to a locality or region 11 months ago


The origins of this word make it’s meaning difficult to forget! Aegis was Zeus’s shield and just as it’s owner came under it’s protection, it’s contemporary meaning is quite similar, though it does have more friendly, endorsing connotations.

Eg: the gallery is under the aegis of various members of The Arts Council

the ceremony went ahead under the aegis of the Department of Education. 11 months ago


Means “lying lapped over one another in regular order” ie: “tiles on the roof were in an imbricate pattern..” 11 months ago

littlerusalkaEnvy v Jealousy

I watched a documentary about envy and learned that it isn’t synonymous with jealousy. Envy is wanting what someone else possesses whereas jealousy is the worry that someone will take what you have (or perceive as having).

eg: the girl was envious of the model’s flawless skin.
He enviously eyed his neighbour’s new car.
The captain envied the camaraderie of his crew 11 months ago

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