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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ThePurpleWiggle 5 months ago


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Christopher James ScholtenMy albums:

Talent Not Included
Self Indulgent Fuckery, Part 1
Self Indulgent Fuckery, Part 2 7 months ago

Christopher James Scholten 22 months ago

maryrichard 7 months ago

EuphemiaSometimes I wonder

About myself and what the hell I am doing with my priorities. Someone heard me sing and sent me a song to record for him. What a compliment. But several weeks have gone by, and have I recorded the song for him? No! Why? Just not even crossed my mind – been busy. Well work is one thing, family is one thing, but how rude of me! Get in the studio you silly cow!! 8 months ago

MapOfYourHeadFrom Title To Trackname

I had another idea, which is very similar to the last idea I had. It would be another ambient album, but with a different inspiration source this time. The idea is to go through all of my entries on 43things, and sort out the most interesting titles. The best of these will be made into songs. 9 months ago

purplepaintsplatter 9 months ago

MapOfYourHeadThe Earliest Memories

I’m well on my way to complete the album I’ve already started working on – even though it’s progressing way too slow – but last night I came up with another idea for an album! The idea is to create an ambient set of tracks that resemble some of the earlier memories of my childhood. I think it could be pretty cool and totally doable. 10 months ago

Avichai 8 years ago

cateshmate 5 years ago

ChuchotementMaking Time vs. Making Excuses

Working on my first release has been daunting, to say the least. All of the songs are personal, to a point of raw vulnerability that can be uncomfortable. I have made a lot of excuses:

I’m too busy, too old, too perfectionistic…
...not talented enough, not dedicated enough…
...easily distracted by “life,” worried about the album affecting my job.

I have a lot of hang-ups. Basically, the best solution I can see is to simply make the time, stick to some kind of a schedule, and keep working. It will happen one day; there’s no point in avoiding it or rushing it. It would be nice to have everything written and ready to edit by the end of next year, so I’ll make that my new goal. 11 months ago

CherryCheerFirst single

I started last week in a studio with a professional producer. We have a first single almost done! He will do some final adjustments. Now the only thing left is to do the mastering for that particular song. I decided to first start with a free single release before releasing an album…. 11 months ago

dragix 11 months ago


asahii_ 12 months ago

mbussard 12 months ago

Poppyi 13 months ago

timrobsund 13 months ago

Emma135 14 months ago

EuphemiaComing home

Think I will include this little track of ours on the album, but this is live version so will need to re-record in the studio:

D x 16 months ago

Michael CardinalUntitled

My band “The Rotating Point Source” finally finished recording its first album! Its a self titled party punk rock album, and its available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, CD Baby, Spotify, and just about everywhere else where music is sold!

It was many years in the making but it felt AWESOME to finally finish this music project! We did a lot of networking and met a lot of very helpful people along the way. What an amazing experience! 17 months ago

knock418 5 years ago

sarawileyxo 17 months ago

Christopher James ScholtenSo obviously there's been a change of plans.

There’s no way in hell I’ll be able to continuously make music on top of all this other crap for 3 whole years. My girlfriend and councelor have helped me come to terms with this. Not only do I not have the time, talent, resources, or the attention span, I simply do not have the patience to spend every day working on putting out songs that are already outdated.

So for now I’m sticking to what I know: experimental electronics. So far I’ve released not one, but two EPs on my Bandcamp profile which you can stream for free if you feel inclined. I will be putting out another on the 9th of August. Same as the other two – 6 tracks, 4 of which are already finished. That’s all you need to know for now. Moron this as it develops. 17 months ago

sixstringsongbird 7 years ago

victoriafaye 17 months ago

mlarmalade 18 months ago

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