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 don’t want to lose touch with some people who are so important to me and my growth and who have contributed to who I am today. People who I’ve learned so much from!

Brianna- best friend for life
Megan- my first roommate, also the best roommate ever
Kelly B- my future business partner
Chris Lee
Violet 12 months ago

DellieonthegoIdentifying a need ...

I realize that I am more of an introverted person – I don’t feel the need to talk to my friends and family on a regular basis. However, I have a desire to feel more connected to those I love & show them how much I cherish our relationship. This year I hope to do a better job of staying connected in meaningful ways! 2 years ago

tamaribumaking some lunch dates

there are too many local folks whom I only see on facebook! 3 years ago

tamaribupicked up the phone

called dear E. nice normal chat. looking forward to next in person. 3 years ago


(There seems to be a little flurry.) Another jr hi friend, now living in Russia, made contact and maybe we’ll meet up during the summer. 3 years ago

tamaribuan old friend

from early days in LA made casual contact and hooray we’re planning a meet up in a couple of weeks.

looking forward. 3 years ago

tamaributiny exchange

with B in the north. upping the chances that a visit may happen in June. 3 years ago

loveinthecureit happened

we did it – I called her phone on Skype and then in 43 seconds we were connected via Skype on our computers and we talked for a long time. It is fun and cool that she got to interact with the baby too! I am so glad she insists on us Skypeing. 3 years ago

tamaribujr hi friend

send me a nice long check-in letter. responded in kind same day. it was like a little mini-e-mail reunion. 3 years ago


In the future I need to make sure I say Saturday [insert date of the month here] instead of just the day of the week. I had a skype date and one half of the date showed up at midnight on Saturday but I thought Saturday meant midnight on Saturday but that really means Midnight on Sunday for them. So bummer. I was actually moving at the time we were to skype because I had a baby in my arms in bed but I couldn’t log into skype at the time and it didn’t happen.

I’ll try again but with clarification! 3 years ago

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