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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wildflowerloveFunnily enough

I’ve suddenly realised that I’ve completed this goal, without knowing. I can walk out of the house holding my head high now, rather than hiding behind a curtain of hair. Life still isn’t fantastic, but I can accept that, which means I can deal with pretty much anything it throws at me. Of course, I’ll still have my bad days, but so does everyone! 8 years ago


wildflowerloveI'm learning to live with it

Every day I force myself to stand right up close to the mirror and look at my eyes. “Look,” I tell myself determinedly, “at yourself. Your eyes haven’t and will not change. You are the same person you always have been, on the inside, even if you’ve grown up a bit over the years. There is so much more to you than the physical being. You are worthwhile. Don’t ever doubt that for a second.” 8 years ago


AndytheracerI Completely sympathise Mil!! :-)

I’ve had the same thoughts as those you’ve typed in your entry Mil, but soon enough it’ll clear up. You were wondering if there was anyone out there going through the same thing – here I am, heh, easier to find than you thought eh!? In answer to your last two questions, they will, and they won’t, heh! Anyway, looks aren’t everything! :-) 8 years ago


wildflowerlovewhy i have low self esteem

I have acne. Dumb reason, I know, but I was just wondering if there’s anyone out there who is going through the same thing as me. I bet there are, but it’s hard to find you guys. Every day I wish that my spots would just disappear, but they never do. I know I’m only a teenager and they’ll go away soon enough, but what if they don’t? What if they stay forever? 8 years ago


 

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