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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Andrew WebsterWay done!

I was hanging out to buy some brown suede brogues, English country doctor shoes, to go with my brown suit. I rather like playing up the stuff conservative image, except the older I get, the fewer people see the post-modern irony in that image. Doh!

Anyhoo, I ended up buying some very plain, very cheap, very comfortable, brown lace-up shoes. They looked horrible, as though they’d been painted. But they are a great shape and fit.

So I took them home, wore them as is for a day, sure, people pulled faces at them. But then, folks, the magic… I polished my brown shoes with black polish.

This immediately transformed them. It gives them a slightly antique look. Now I’m alternating layers of black and brown, giving it a few days between polishes to make sure the last layer is as solid as possible. They look great! 6 years ago

spindieHey, I put some new shoes on...

and suddenly, everything is right. :) 7 years ago

rocketChips does all her own stuntsGot new kicks...

Even scored some “big girl shoes”, and yet I still throw on my Chucks or flips. Guess my next goal should be: Wear my new shoes.8 years ago


of course seeing as my shoe rack on the back of my closet door is about to break off it’s hanger I’m not too worried about getting MORE shoes to have to find a place for. However, I do want more shoes, and new shoes. I’m thinking new everyday shoes first. 8 years ago

davidfarrellukWill work for shoes

I need new shoes. I need to get off my sorry arse and buy some. They are cheap. So am I. Need to stop being tight and buy some so the rain stops flowing through the holes… 8 years ago

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