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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My youngest, the curly haired one in the photo, she looks angelic but she really is an absolute sod. Somerimes I feel like i’m constantly battling with her. Today she was having such a temper and it was so bad I didn’t know what to do. It was late and she just wSn’t getting ready for school, jyst kicking me, punchong etc. I didn’t know what else to do but smack her hand. All that’s happened now, is she’s forgot about it and i’m feeling really bad, like the worse mum in thhe world. I love them sooooo much, so I need to deal withh the behaviour some other way. I’ve tried most other thongs though…..naughty step, toys took away, no sweets/treats etc etc. maybe I need to swat up on a few ‘supernannies’. 3 years ago

AwaywiththefairiesSod the housework!!

I am constantly battling with myself over the damn housework, and is it really worth it??? My mum has cleaning ocd. It stops her doing lots of other more worthwhile things because she cannot drag herself away from polishing, washing etc, etc. I don’t eant to be like this, but it’s hard. I’ve given myself the task of leaving the house in the morning without doing the housework. That way I will spend more time with my daughters before school and less time getting stressed….hopefully. I done it today. Got the girls ready, got myself ready, took them to school and went straight to the gym. I’m back now and wondwring when i’m gonna allow myself to clean cos all I can smell is cat food!! 3 years ago


I feel like I haven’t been working on this goal as much as I could have been. I have ben raising my voice far too much with those girls and my stress levels feel like they’re going through the roof. I need to spend more time just being with them, listening to them, laughing with them. Trouble is I just pass them off as misbehaving when I should be looki.g into the reason for it. I.ll make this my prominant goal for the forseeable future. Keep my voice calm, co
e on, can’t be that difficult…...can it???? 3 years ago

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