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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gaaabrielle 20 months ago

kelso4001 5 months ago

carl158 8 months ago


KleinerFalke 10 months ago

AOK 11 months ago

AOKFound one

on Craigslist yesterday and bought it. Old Specialized Globe that needs new tires. In the bike shop today getting new tires and a baby seat attached. Really looking forward to riding!

Next task is to get hubby’s bike in the shop for a tune up. 8 months ago

Bk216 9 months ago

KleinerFalkeDistance problems.

The irony about this is, that I have a bike, but it is just about 500km from where I am in the garage of my parents. As I am not at all fit enough to ride it across Germany I have to think about a way to get it here because I don’t want to buy a new one… 10 months ago

FreeRoadings 11 months ago

williammaskew1 11 months ago

changing_v 11 months ago

mybestwishes 12 months ago

ZijueHaha!! :)

I have a bike now!! :) I’m really, really happy now – I went cycling this evening and it was fantastic – such a lovely day, and it was so nice having the wind rush past as I went along! It feels really liberating, cycling around the countryside :) I can’t wait to check out more cycle routes! 7 years ago


I think I will have a bike by the end of this week :) I’m going to try a couple of shops I’ve thought of that are open in the evening and hopefully this should be sorted by Sunday! :) 7 years ago

ZijueSo close!

I very nearly got a bike today, but was disappointed when the only place I could find one was a shop in the city centre which was too small to have them made up ready to take away. I work during the week and it being bank holiday today, I was hoping to be able to take one away today, but no :( I don’t know what I’m going to do now – I could get it home delivered, I guess… I was really looking forward to being able to go cycling this evening with my boyfriend as it’s a nice day today, but I guess I shouldn’t have got my hopes up so much :( 7 years ago


I have now found out where I can go cycling when I do get a bike. There’s a dene near me that you can cycle in as well as going for walks, so that’s really handy. I don’t know when I’ll be able to get a bike, but I think that it’s worth saving up for sooner rather than later, before I spend all my spare pennies on things I want but don’t really need… 7 years ago

ZijueImproving my fitness

I used to love cycling but during the last years at school, I didn’t use my bike and my parents got rid of it eventually while I was at uni. During university, I did get a bike but my fitness was so poor that I struggled with it, and without having anywhere to cycle other than the roads, I didn’t use it much either.

I don’t like cycling on the roads, but it’s much easier to find somewhere to cycle off roads where I live now, and with my goals to get fitter and healthier, I have renewed motivation to rediscover the joys of cycling :) I hope to get one after I’ve earned some money – I’ve only just started in my new job, so I’ll have to wait a little while! 7 years ago

adiri 13 months ago

allywood 15 months ago

MissyH82 16 months ago

stephmilford 21 months ago

StephieElizabeth 4 years ago

oceansaway91 22 months ago

Emmra 23 months ago

divadaahlingA Giant Gift

I got a bike for christmas and I love it so! best gift ever!!! 23 months ago

divadaahling 2 years ago

catherine2711 23 months ago

myles2016 1 year ago

incoherentI'll have to wait

winter is coming (actually, it’s here) so it’s practically pointless to get a bicycle right now. I think I’ll go shopping for one in March. so goal is on hold, but I intend to come back to it. I miss cycling! 2 years ago

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