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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madamwitty is recycling an old profile picture to represent my current state

set up FLYlady routines (read all 24 entries…)
I spent my Friday evening

working on this. What a fun activity for a Friday night, I know. But I’ve made some good progress.

I did the weekly home blessing, which I shall be doing biweekly on Fridays rather than weekly on Monday mornings because that’s how it fits my schedule. I wrote down the list the way I like to do it and put it in my control journal.

I also worked on my before-bed routine (making some tweaks to the old version) and put it in my control journal. I got about halfway through before the Moulin Rouge soundtrack CD ended, and decided to make a rule that if the CD ends and I’m still not done, I get to stop. I don’t think this will usually happen – just for the first few nights as I am making headway on clearing my hot spots for the first time in awhile. But I think it make it less intimidating to get started each night, if I know there’s an inherent time limit.

The apartment is looking noticeably better now. I shall continue to work on my routines whenever inspiration strikes.


Cleaning the house with a CD on add a time limit sounds like a good idea. You sound very well-organized. It must be nice to see a visible difference.

madamwitty is recycling an old profile picture to represent my current state

It is nice!

It’s very gratifying to have a visible difference after just an hour. Maybe that’s why I keep stopping and starting FlyLady over and over again – I only get to see the big difference when I’m starting from a pretty messy apartment :-)

Luckily (or unluckily)

I never have to wait for my house to get messy! It seems like it’s back to chaos five minutes after I clean up.

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