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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niekoolienI did this

But i’ve stopped doing this. 23 months ago

christie_90Christmas cards count right?

I sent my christmas cards out 2 days ago. Whats funny is that no 2 cards went to the same county as after uni my friends spread out across the south. Counties included Devon, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. 2 years ago

kato_blue 2 years ago


Yesterday I bought a Martha Stewart ‘crafts for all occasions’ book and it has a lot of christmas card ideas, so this year I think I might try my hand at making some. I think it adds a nice personal touch and means I can write to my friends. 2 years ago

Anastacey 2 years ago


I used to do this as lot with my boyfriend. We wouldnt tell eachother we were sending things and because of this is was always such a surprise when things came through the post. Once he sent me a small package, inside was an origami box that he had made filled with an origami cat and a tulip, as well as a small chocolate bar, some dried lavender, as I love the smell, and a letter. It was so sweet.

Theres something nice about taking the time to sit down and write a letter by hand, that you just dont get with emails and texts. It feels much more personal, and to me, means a lot. So as my best friends are scattered across the south east, Im going to get back into writing them letters. 2 years ago

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