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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LoveTheRainI'm giving up on this one

Well, not for life but for now. Today I spent time on “patch work” – I fixed up one area of the house where I was going to add curtains such that I don’t think it needs it anymore, and I bought store bought curtains and installed them for the other spot. The rest is going to be fine as-is. I am still keeping the sewing machine set up, but I do not have any projects in the works and am not planning to start any. I guess we’ll just see what happens and try to do this again in the future. 4 years ago


Now that the sun is out I really want those nice little curtains. I have to make some progress on this… but I know it won’t be this month. :( 4 years ago

LoveTheRainOkay, so nothing for eleven months...

And it looks like nothing for another few as well. I’m not sure when this will fit in my life. Maybe April? 4 years ago

LoveTheRainTime to go sew on a button

It is on my list for today. It’s next! I am using the machine and I am counting it!! :) 5 years ago

LoveTheRainWell... I mended a sweater

I think that sort of counts. Also, I went to a fabric store. The dream is not dead!! 5 years ago

jupe77I figured out why I don't sew enough...

first, I don’t like the cutting-out part because I don’t really have enough room.

Solution: do layout and cutting at work on the big conference room tables at lunchtime.

Second, I don’t like actually sitting at the sewing machine or doing the set-up part. So I’ve started sewing by hand instead. I pretend I’m a couturie! 5 years ago

LoveTheRainGiving up

On my current project that is. I think I will just scrap the cut pieces and store the pattern. I really need to do some curtains. Now… to just find the time to do those. 6 years ago

LoveTheRainTwo projects

So I really need to make some curtains… my husband brought this up again as I have put it off for almost a year. I think I know what style to follow but I just need to do it. However, first I should probably finish the shirt I started a while ago… or just scrap the idea. I have put a note in my calendar that I need to either scrap it or be close to finish it by July 4th. 6 years ago


Absolutely no time to sew. And my bedroom is too untidy to find my sewing stuff. 6 years ago

LoveTheRainGot a small project done

Fixed a pair of pants. I’d say that counts. 6 years ago

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