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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Surprise Sweets73 with Twilight Birthday Wishes or Postcards on November 15


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Lunahappy belated birthday, sweets73!

I’m off by a few many days, but I hope you enjoyed your birthday like a true Scorpio ;)

Here’s a twilight taken by me, LunaNueva (tr. NewMoon —but you know that!), and both the twilight and my screen name have really nothing to do with the movie or the book —or maybe they do; I don’t know, I haven’t read/seen it… maybe I should, because this is quite serendipitous :)

Have a wonderful year!

PS – Oh! And did you notice that your birthday was in the span of the new moon in Scorpio this year? How cool is that?! 5 years ago


tikini wikini happy birthday!

It’s way past twilight, but the twilight wishes are still coming in.

Hope your day was remarkable and special and the year in front of you even more so. 5 years ago

WensleydaleCumpleaños Feliz!

Dear Sweets,
Cumpleaños feliz! Espero que tuviste un día fabuloso (that there’s to help you with your Spanish goal.) If foreign language is one of the options you can take towards your Bachelor’s Degree, you should definitely sign up for a Spanish class. I just took a refresher course (after 7 years of not speaking Spanish) and I couldn’t believe how much of it came back to me.

Well, in addition to learning more Spanish, I really hope that someday you’ll be able to forgive, reconcile, and feel closer to your father. I hope this year will bring you much happiness and success with work, school, and home. Have fun, and…

Buena suerte con sus gols! All this “New Moon” hype, it comes out just in time for your birthday :) 5 years ago


truthsayer226Happy Birthday, Sweets73!

Many more to come. 5 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Birthday

This 43er holds a special place in my heart. She once wrote to me privately to tell me that I’m the reason she comes on 43Things so she can see what I’ve been up to, because I inspire her. I was very flattered by this of course, but also felt guilty that I wasn’t living up to being an inspiration to others in my own mind. I knew that people read what we write here and hopefully gain insight from it, but it was Mariah who made it really hit home for me. I of course find her to be inspiring as well, and really admire her for coming out of her shell to share that with me. That’s why I wanted to make her birthday such a special day today for her. Here are my wishes for her for the coming year:

May she find the courage to speak her mind more often, as well as to forgive others (especially her brother and her dad). May she focus on her studies but also make time to enjoy herself (possibly by learning to Krump). And may she recognize her accomplishments regularly and take pride in them, as I take pride in her. 5 years ago

nonnacookbookerHappy Birthday Sweets73

... I hope you have a wonderful day and may your year be filled with wonderful memories, red roses and laughter x ~ Nonna 5 years ago

truthsayer226Here's a small twilight birthday gift

The site seems very attractive in a Twilight kind of way. Enjoy!

Happy happy birthday
may your twilight dreams come true
happy happy birthday
would a kiss from Edward do? 5 years ago

Bedhead2Hello Sweets73!

We celebrate our birthday in the same week:)
Happy Birthday to a fellow Scorpio!
Do you think you will go up in a hot air balloon this year? Here is something to inspire you.

I hope you have already started to celebrate!
5 years ago


Here she is! 5 years ago

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