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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Adar What?

finish my coursework for the term, including the four little Talmud essays I can't seem to get around to writing (read all 10 entries…)
2 days left...

until I have to check out of here unless I finish (ACK!). I have one class meeting and one appointment left, but otherwise I’m in Full Paper High Gear.

Pot of collard greens on the stove, pencils sharpened, new ink cartridge in the printer. I’m set.


RuthG lives.

Are you making paper

to write your essay on with the collard greens?

Sorry, I just LOVE apparent non sequiturs. :-) Good luck with the paper writing! You’ll do a great job.

Adar What?


I guess it IS a non-sequitur.

I get awful munchies when I’m writing, and it becomes a huge distraction; a habit I need to break.

To get through this sprint, I decided to make a pot of greens so that when my brain decided I was “hungry” there was something handy to eat that (1) I like and (2) is nutritious and (3) is not going to stick to my hips. Collards it is. I’d have made turnip greens if I could have found any at the store; they’re my favorite. (With a drop of apple cider vinegar—oh bliss!)

Anyway, my grandmother always told me greens were a good thing to eat to “keep your ‘strenth’ up”!

RuthG lives.

Sounds like

a great strategy!

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