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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Give Away a fourth of what I own


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'matt! bennett!Apartment

(luke with some of my things)

so i moved out of my apartment in boston and temporarily into my parents’ house & literally gave all of my furniture away, heh.


to the new residents of FDR House i gave: the 6-piece chrome and pea green vinyl 1950’s kitchen set that i restored, my desk, my recliner, my sweet 1950’s brown desk chair, this incredible sturdy wooden work table (which i sorta regret, haha), some artwork – one a buddhist rubbing that i got in california – the other an intense pen drawing of the face of a native american man, an end table, and a shelf—:1

to my brother dave for his first apartment, i gave: my bed, my green chair, my mom-mom’s circular mirror & bureau, my desktop computer! and a bunch of rad little lamps that i’d picked up over the years—:D!!

heh, now that i catalogue it all (well, just the furniture, there’s also about 10 items of clothes that i am giving to goodwill) – i’m pretty sure i accomplished this goal – which is crazy!

hehe, i feel like i should list the things i DO own, because i feel like all i own is my fixed gear, a digital camera, a polaroid camera, a backpack, a guitar, and some notebooks, heh – and maybe a 15 dollar ukulele, hehe – oh and 3 bags full of clothes and a bookshelf of books - :!

i totally did it!

haha, it feels sooo good.

and now, couch-surfing and maybe a stay in a U.S. permaculture ecovillage! haha, craziness 8 years ago

'matt! bennett!ghoulstock shirts

i gave away most of the ghoulstock shirts that i screen printed – pretty much all of the ones i bought & most of the ones i recycled, too

:1 – it’s a meep kind of day 9 years ago


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