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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Hm so many people said heart-felt good-byes and here we are, almost a week after the date they said 43 Things would be shut down…
I’m not complaining that it’s still here, though! :D 4 months ago

♚Bad Kitty♚Lucy

So I just watched the movie ‘Lucy’ and the story goes about people only using 10% of their brain. I found the movie rather difficult to enjoy because I know that humans use 100% of their brain. After halfway, I just began laughing. It was a pretty decent movie tho. :l 4 months ago

Wingedhero13 4 months ago

cheyenne1020 4 months ago

IronWarriorsHi guys

Evening everyone I guess the robots might have been joking i came back on to see if it was true but i guess not because people can still post and actually log on I guess they were only kidding to get our attention or if they meant next year

Signed – Hawk / IronWarriors

Good luck to all of you
Have a wonderful and
Joyful Weekend or year
Also enjoy the picture 4 months ago

user1408560348 4 months ago


Too bad thhey don’t make it so easy to get the comments you posyed… 4 months ago

Redtailhawk 4 months ago


I guess we have more time or something 4 months ago

JarjarofdirtSilly Robots

This has never been more fitting. 4 months ago

Wingman88Ok for real

If closing the site was a prank pulled by the Robots, the jokes on them, they probably lost like 70% of their users who left and won’t be checking in again.
~Wing 4 months ago


So… Um… I’m gonna email them and see if this was all a joke or not. MmmK? 4 months ago

DarknessDreamerhuehuehuehueheuehueheuhuehue ayyyyyy lmaooooo

Greaaaat not really no :3
lets just like act that its dead no?
YESSSSS!!!! 4 months ago


So we have more time? :O

I just want to say: my progress is okay. Back hurts, etc.

❤❤❤ love you guys!!! :D 4 months ago


Am I gonna have to join this goal again or what? August 17th baby.
~Wing 4 months ago

AlexandryneOkay... Well...

So. Um. It looks like it’s not shutting down.

All those goodbye posts were hella awkward then. Oops.

._. 4 months ago

♚Bad Kitty♚43T: 4 months ago



It’s noon the day after it was supposed to shut down. It’s still here. What the hell is going on?

(lol what if they meant August 15 2015?) 4 months ago


...... Pssssst.

Am I the only one wondering if it’s actually going down? Because it’s supposed to be gone by now… O.o

We’re so awesome they struggle to shut us down even when they want to. :3 4 months ago

Fang7The End

I’ve been here since the beginning and now it’s fitting I’m here at the end. Now it’s time to say goodbye. I wish I had achieved this goal and still wish I can.

To all those New and Old
-Fly On
-Fang7 4 months ago


Well, looks like this site is gonna be missed.

I don’t want to lose contact with the people who I’ve made friends with on here, so to those who want to stay in contact with me, the Skype address I use is lil wilfoe. Email address: (though I haven’t been responding to email much.)

Eh, why not? Facebook: I rarely go on Facebook, too, though..

People seem to be moving to, I’ve made an account on there, too. llirbwerdnadivad 4 months ago

Lord BearclawReality, it's all we have.

We live in an amazing world with wondrous sights and discoveries waiting to be made. With any luck we will soon be branching out into space.

Geologically the Earth is over 4.5 billion years old. Humans have only been present as a differentiated species for less than 1 million years.

Barring any disease or unforeseen accidents you will each live up to about 100 years, give or take. It took 4.5 billion years of the Earth’s existence and billions of years of evolution to produce the totally unique being that is You. There is no one else quite like You in the world, and there never will be again anyone exactly like You, ever.

Be proud. Stand tall. You are uniquely You – a member of the human race, the only sentient species this world has ever produced, and You have a finite lifespan to enjoy. Don’t waste it on impossible delusions and fairy dust. 4 months ago


I wonder how long we have until posting completely stops. It’s August 15 for me. Maybe a time zone issue…
~Wing 4 months ago


While I have the chance, I loved being on this site :)
Meeting all of you guys was the best!

Keep working on your wings :) 4 months ago


Oh and while we still have the chance, here’s the chatzy: 4 months ago

~Indigo Leighstra~

~Indigo Leighstra~ 3 years ago

JarjarofdirtLast Words

I’ve spent damn near five years of my life here, and I regret nothing. Well, other than not posting more. From 43 Things to Chatzy to Winged Ones and back, it’s been a great experience that I will hold dear. I sincerely hope that you all find your place in the world, and that you grow those wings you’ve wanted for so long. I’m running out of sentimental stuff to say, so I’ll be quick. It’s the end of an era, as the sun sets, but a beautiful night is upon us.

Maybe we can fly off into it, one day… 4 months ago

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