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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seamuslowe53 9 months ago


I’m glad to know there are people out there helping others with their eysight. My friend told me about The Eye Centre ( and it got me thinking about all the different optometrists that have helped me through out the years. I’m really grateful for their help. 9 months ago

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Nice. Now I’m off the hook for another 6 years. :) 20 months ago

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BethlovesHK 4 years ago

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I had my eye appointment this afternoon. Sad to say, my vision is at 20/300 without glasses (but the optometrist said my vision will be at 20/20 with glasses). Ugh! I’m glad I got my eyes checked, though, as it’s been three, maybe three-and-a-half years and my eyes have been hurting, not to mention I’ve had headaches with and without my old glasses (that I accidentally broke about two weeks ago). My new glasses are going to come in the mail as quickly as possible; I’m glad because then I can resume my life since being without glasses is a pain in the neck! I’m also glad that my MA covers by glasses, although I wish contacts are covered by insurance because then I’d get contacts to wear except when I’m driving, when I’d instead wear glasses. But in any case, my time was well spent. There really was nothing to be anxious about; I should’ve done it as soon as I had gotten my MA last year! Hopefully my MA covers yearly visits to the optometrist’s because I want to start going that often! 2 years ago

Live. Laugh. Love. 2 years ago


Apparently I have better than 20/20 vision! The pain that I get from the glare is due to having a larger than normal pupil. Thus, my eyes trap more light than the average person. But it’s nothing a good sunglasses can’t cure! That…and not starring at the computer screen for long periods.

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