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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Anela 19 months ago


sabrynIt's not that I'm done

it’s that I acknowledge that there are forces beyond my control here. (My child and the man I made her with.)

This place is a wreck most of the time. But I’m trying to be more philosophical about that. So long as it’s reasonably clean most of the time, I can deal. And R has been helping quite a bit. The only way it’s going to improve past this point is if he goes back to work and A goes back to spending the day with Pop-Pop. (It’s far easier to keep this place clean if I’m the only one in it all day.)

Bottom line is, if things pan out the way I’m hoping they will, this fall I will be working full time and going to grad school full time. And hopefully selling jewelry and freelancing a bit on the side. I will barely have time to eat and sleep, let alone worry about how sticky my kitchen floor is. So I’m putting this on the back burner for now. 22 months ago


sabryn 4 years ago


sabrynOh, I've been sucking at this

Sadly, most of the housework around here gets done when R sees that I’m upset about something and doesn’t know how to fix it. (A clean house always makes me happier.)

So I’m going to make this a higher priority this year. Somehow. (Still working out the “how” part.) 23 months ago


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