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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jane You were all such a special part of my life. ♥ TY, linnea!

Simplify, declutter, organize and downsize in preparation for MOVING (read all 20 entries…)
5:20 a.m. Monday morning

I’ve been up since 3:40 or so, which SUCKS, because I haven’t been up DOING anything, just lying awake wishing I were asleep. I’m going to go to the 6am meeting. Then try to be productive. Maybe I’ll take a nap later.


BEDROOM – Pretty much done. Just need to finish packing two last shelves of books, and some odds and ends. Maybe half an hour’s work?

OFFICE – Made a good start. Need to tackle the big bookshelf. PACKING BOOKS makes me want to give up and get a kindle. They are so heavy, and no two are the same shape. Why do I think I love these things?

KITCHEN / PANTRY – Haven’t started.

BATH – Not too much to do.

LIVING ROOM – Need to box up some art supplies and odds and ends.


jane You were all such a special part of my life. ♥ TY, linnea!

Pluggin along

Thanks, Wren! :)

I’ll be impressed if, when the movers get here tomorrow morning, I’m actually ready for them. THEN I’ll be absolutely DELIGHTED with how I’ve gotten myself through the process!

There’s still a possibility that they’ll get here and I’ll have, like, half the apartment in chaos.

I’m just going to assume that today is going to go great! I do sort of wish I had someone to call for help. It’s making me feel a little sick now :( But, gotta keep pluggin! Just a little further to go. And a little further after that…

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