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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practice discardia (read all 11 entries…)
three more bags

of trash and three more boxes of giveaways. The mudroom closet is cleared out and I have a clear and sorted desk.


karon strahan is going to take one step forward toward one goal every day!

wow… how amazing. i need to rid myself of the genetic predisposition to holding on to EVERYTHING! i come, however, from a family line who has a predecessor with a drawer labeled “string too short to use.” either way, the pain of separating from “things” should not exist so in a world where the spirit exists in the realm of the real to the touch, but does somehow. in closing, i haven’t rid myself yet of the addage, “there’s no such thing as trash,” and wanted you to know (as you sort and clean) that my address is …


my family tendency to keep stuff is nothing compared to this. sounds like at least your family string etc… is well organized! if you have some things that might prove useful to others, that can be a good way to start recirculating and releasing it.


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