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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Diane Walls 7 months ago

Diane WallsI joined an online book club via Goodreads

To join this book club, simply go to and click the “join” button

This will encourage me to keep reading. The next goal is to find time to join an actual book club in my city. Online works for me right now. 6 months ago

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littlelamblost 7 months ago

vickyfayeGreat reads

made this an easy goal to complete. My girlfriend invited me to join her conventional book club, one that rotated to different members homes, enhanced with wine and tasty snacks. Unfortunately, I could never join them on the night they met. So now I pour a glass of wine, put on my jammies and go to Greatreads. The choices are vast, the discussions fun and I can choose the night and time that works for me :) 7 months ago

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Stephette 5 years ago

MargieMayI don't think this group is my tribe

I’ve been sitting with this for awhile and trying to decide which direction to go. The book club I’ve been attending is not a good fit for me. And it’s kind of weird to admit it because they are all “nice” but I’m not really connecting with them. At the last meeting there was a comment made by a few girls at the meeting that cemented my decision to find a new club.

We were on the topic of breastfeeding and one woman made a comment about how there was once a member of the group that nursed her infant during the meeting and how it was gross, unwelcome and made her uncomfortable. Several of the other women agreed that babies were not allowed at book club and laughed about how gross it is to nurse in front of others. Although I am not a nursing mother (currently) I was one and I plan to be again. Although I welcome all views on motherhood and think every person has a right to their opinions, I personally feel like I would be a better fit with a group of women who are more open about issues like this, supportive of moms/babies and their needs. 9 months ago

av9920 6 years ago


Well, last summer I joined a feminist book club, followed by making a family book club and then one with a couple if friends. It’s nice that they’ve seemed to spread themselves out a bit so I have plenty of time to read everything. I’m really enjoying these clubs. I’ve read several that I would have never picked up on my own, it’s opening me up a bit from my usual M.O. 10 months ago

littlesoulThe Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus materialises in the middle of the night and opens it’s gates at 12am. Noone knows when or where it will appear nor for how long it will stay.

Loved this book…it was excellently visual, so much so that it was almost as if you could feel, smell, see, taste and experience all the things the characters could…there were quite a few really strong characters and a number sub plots within it which kept it moving quite quickly. An intricate storyline that was intriguing from the very beginning. Magical 10 months ago

Lanie 16 months ago

yorkshirefox 11 months ago

golsonwill 4 years ago

littlesoulLittle Star - John Ajvide Lindqvist

Excellently twisted from the very beginning and superbly written. I couldn’t put it down and stayed up until 5.20am to finish it! 11 months ago

littlesoulThe Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother - Amy Chua

Hated it and wanted to call the social services! 11 months ago


rachelbeee 13 months ago

twilightangel321 16 months ago

Hyacinth Girl 13 months ago

LanieAnother great evening!

This month’s book was titled “My House of Dreams” by Susan Kite. It is a fact based Native American historical fiction novel. Ms. Kite, the author, attend and discussed the research she had done as well as the process of writing the book and getting it published. 14 months ago

MargieMay2nd meeting

I missed the last meeting because my daughter had been sick so it was a full 3-months between meetings. I was a little nervous because it had been so long and I still don’t know the women well, but I was committed to going, and I’m glad I did. After the inital awkwardness of being there perhaps a tad too early (actually, I was RIGHT on time, but only the third to arrive), I made conversation easily with several women during the dinner and drink portion of the evening. During the book discussion (we read “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed) I felt involved, and I loved hearing everyone else’s take on the novel – some were vastly different from my own.

Unfortunately I’ll miss the next one because I’ll be out of town, but hoping after that I can get into a more regular attendance schedule. 15 months ago

LanieTonight. . .

I went to my first meeting. There were 10 women in attendance. Had a great time – lots of lively conversation and discussions about the book we had read (Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas), followed by some scrumptious refreshments 15 months ago

Laniefirst meeting . .

I joined a newly organized group. Although I missed the first meeting, I did find out the name of the book that was chosen. I have read it and will attending my first meeting tomorrow – Tuesday, September 3rd! 15 months ago

littlesoulThe Lost - Claire McGowan

Looking forward to reading this as it’s supposedly set in my home town :) 16 months ago

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