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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michelle fCreate good Karma

I want to help other less fortunate in the world.
Doing one good deed per day. 4 years ago


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Do good until I cannot stand it. 6 years ago


cube60659yes

as i walk cross America on stilts in 2009 i am going to pay it forward every stop of the way 7 years ago


SunshineDec 19, 07

When I was a child, my parents would have a box of canned foods and cheap can openers in the back of the car or van. If we passed a homeless person looking for help or money, we would give them stuff.

Once on my own, I would donate to charietes close to my heart … cancer for my Daddy who died of it, diabeties for Momma because her gestation version went full-blown, and heart for me because of my bad ticker.

When I started a family and had children, I tought them to donate clothes and toys and blankets to Toys for Tots and Goodwill and other places because not every one is fortunate enough to have nice things. When their schools have food can drives, we donate stuff.

So, now my turn has come. Because of the medical bills that racked up from my heart attack, we’ve been scrapping by. One child didn’t have a winter coat, so school counslor bought her one. Today, she and some others dropped off five boxes of food and two large bags of presents for the kids.

And my oldest, the 12-yr-old self-absorbed preteen drama queen, told me yesterday that she wants to take in another can of veggies for the school’s food drive. That, or some of her money she’s saving to spend on her field trip to PA. 7 years ago


Ann7Good Karma On A Daily Basis

I want to do little things {extending a sincere compliment to a stranger, stoping to help someone stuck in traffic, etc} and big things {donating money, etc to someone in need} just because it makes them happy not because I’m looking for anything in return. The feeling of happiness you get when you see someones face light up because you did something unexpectedly nice for them is addicting. The best thing about this is that you can do it {at least the little things} every day. 9 years ago


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