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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Wish misswa a very happy birthday!


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dragonfly is somewhere dreamingbirfday

Does this mean I didn’t miss this too terribly muchly much?

rumages around in her backpack for celebratory implements

confetti- check
party hats- check
noisemakers- check
cake- crud… sighs I suppose I can still help celebrate without cake can’t I?

Happy Birthday! I do so wish you much wonderfulness and fantasticalness and all the good-nesses you deserve and more!

hugs for good measure7 years ago

RuthGHappy paper birthday

to you! :-) 7 years ago

FlashHey, here I am doing this again, a year later!

ello ello! We love you, we miss you, we want to kiss you… I’m making up a little birthday song for you. 7 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Birthday

Sara may or may not be around here anymore, but she was a big part of 43T during its first year or so. She’s missed.

Unfortunately her birthday comes at a time when the pollens are out and she and I both suffer with our allergies. Here’s hoping that this year’s allergies are not as bad for her, and that the pollen count remains low enough so she can go outside. 7 years ago

AdarHappy Birthday, misswa!

I don’t know if you’ll get this, but I enjoyed your presence here very much. I hope that wherever you are having it, your birthday is a pleasure and your coming year a joy! 7 years ago

bookishdear misswa!!!!!!

hope you had a very Happy and allergy-free Birthday!!!!

sorry for the belatedness… things have been a bit crazy…but have been sending you good thoughts!

bookish 8 years ago


Happy birthday! May your creative spirit find easy and terrific avenues this year. May your upcoming schooling teach you things you didn’t sign up for… in addition to those you did. Smile, Laugh, and Love…

Cathie 8 years ago

ChuqHappy Birthday misswa!

I hope your day was most enjoyable. And may all your wishes come true! 8 years ago

AnnieDeeBelated birthday wishes

I’m sorry to be late with birthday wishes, so I’ll just wish you a wonderful year. These people were also born on your birthday.

I couldn’t bring myself to offer you more cake after yesterday’s treats. But, I thought you might need this today :-) 8 years ago

Deni Hmisswa is one of The Best!

From what I’ve been able to read, it looks like she’s had a pretty good birthday. I’m so happy.

I hope you’re enjoying your new year of life, misswa!!! :D 8 years ago

DesI hope... are having an absolutely wonderful birthday today!

8 years ago


Be good or we’ll make you wear a gigantic party hat made out of balloons… 8 years ago

FlashOh, and how could I forget the birthday monkey?

What else could top the frog? 8 years ago

FlashSince you're such an Artiste (with a capital A)

You might like this one that’s all blurry with crazy colors, fish and flying skulls. 8 years ago

FlashAnd, for a birthday laugh

I brought you another photo: Here are some butts, and a woman who finds them very entertaining.

Don’t laugh! This is orignial art—very serious art. 8 years ago

FlashHappy Birthday! I thought you'd enjoy a picture

(and not necessarily a picture of something fattening)
This is my grandpa and his girlfriend. 8 years ago


birthday celebration(s), & part-time tent living for the sake of Art, & scrooging for the sake of Art, & moving to the Windy City for the sake of Art . . . may it be a strange but glorious year! 8 years ago

dwltVery Happy Birthday!

To the person who started the thread which ensnared me to this site, I hope the next year is your best yet. I know there will be lots of changes, but I also know things will go well for you. I just hope you like the cake I made! 8 years ago

Deni HI want to go ahead and wish misswa a wonderful...

birthday. I hope she has as wonderful or even better than the one I have had. I really think a lot of her determination and sweet caring she shows all of us here. You, misswa, deserve only good things, happiness, and wonderful opportunities in this new year of your life. And, as people told me here last week and the past few days…you are definitely worth celebrating! :D 8 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHappy Birthday Misswa!

So it’s been another year and the pollens are flowing once again, bringing you misery around your birthday. To top that off, you’ve got that relative who invited herself to your birthday dinner. Things can’t look more worse, can they?

Things could be worse. You could have died in a traffic accident, or been paralyzed because of it. You could be in a coma, trapped inside your body. You could be pregnant and living on the street.

But enough doom and gloom, it’s your birthday. So celebrate life and recognize that even with the bad things going on right now, you’ve got family that loves you and wants to be with you. May the coming year bring you understanding, and the ability to accept those around you, no matter how annoying or cloying they may seem. 8 years ago

Deni H8 days from now!

Just to let everyone know…I found out when it actually was in another entry or comment somewhere. 8 years ago

Deni HShe said her's was...

a few days after mine. Mine is Wednesday, so that means it’s coming up pretty soon. 8 years ago

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