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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ScorpioNerveThis has been a longstanding goal -

maybe if I don’t make it an official goal, it will happen? 6 years ago


I now live only 90 miles away from her. I try to visit about once a month. I definitely worry if I don’t get to talk to her at least biweekly. 6 years ago

ScorpioNerveShe is expecting a call - a week ago.

I don’t think a backache is a good excuse, either. If I grew up with her I wonder if I’d be so shy about it- I feel like I know her well when I get her on the phone, but dialing that number is hard! 7 years ago

WebgurlThese days...

we talk almost every morning around 8:30am after she has dropped off her son at school. We then talk usually again during the day. She is one of my very closest friends and I love her very much. I love the fact that even though she lives 2 hours away, we are very close. 8 years ago


I did it, she’s fabulous! 8 years ago

ScorpioNerveCalled this weekend!

She’s fabulous- I need to do it again soon! 8 years ago

Webgurlever since...

i added this as a goal, i think i have called her less. hmmm… this seems to be working in reverse. Of course, i do see her online more now, particularly as she is on this website. online conversation is just not the same though… think i will call her now. 8 years ago

WebgurlMy sister

Although I am 2 years older than my little sister and we had our rough patches in high school, my sister is one of my closest and dearest friends. I admire her, cherish her and sometimes even want to emulate her, while always maintaining my own identity. She has a unique insight and while I don’t always use her advice (or even want to hear it), I do always appreciate it. I am glad to have her as my sister and even prouder to call her friend. 8 years ago


yeah still not on this like I should be. 9 years ago

elizabethuAt least twice a month

Since I added this goal a few weeks ago, my sister and I have talked about once a week – WAY more than we used to. Since she lives on the other side of the country, sometimes it’s easier to e-mail, but at least we know more about what’s going on in each other’s lives. Seeing this on my 43 Things list reminds me to call her, so I’m going to leave it on the list for at least 3 months, until it becomes a real habit. 9 years ago

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