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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bassman6000A bit hit and miss

Well I have done this and I haven’t, that is I haven’t changed in the way I am but people’s perceptions of me have.

I thought I wanted to achieve this for myself but now I realise I wanted it for other people. I can’t even begin to express how wrong I now feel this is. I noticed that peoples attitude toward me (mainly at work) started to change after I learned how to do one handed push-ups. They then wanted to know more about me, once I’d told them I have a fiancé, I own a house and have done a bungee jump all the opinions changed and I wasn’t a geek anymore. Now I where contacts instead of glasses which has made me even less geeky (this makes no-sense to me).

Madness, utter madness. 9 years ago


I’m such a massive nerd but whats really wrong with being good at something and being proud of it? If the subject matter were different people would not think of me a geeky. For example if I were talented at medicine people would be impressed but computers and your a geek.

I’m gonna struggle with this goal I’ve only set it for myself because I think it will benefit my social status rather that something I really want to do. 9 years ago

gilbertless geeky and more cool

Yeah, I was recently quite thoroughly grilled with critism for being too geeky. This needs to change. Hmmmm get away from the computer some and…. work out more often. Maybe walk instead of taking the bus when it’s not too far. Become more social…. YEAH, all that stuff. 9 years ago

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