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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Challenge myself this winter! (read all 6 entries…)

I’m not being so diligent with the updates, I see. Ah well. Been a bit preoccupied.


Have been doing well on my continuations.

Shamefully, haven’t finished a single book since last update. A bunch of school junk has been detracting from my reading time, not to mention Sweeney Todd. Will make more time for it from now on.

Up to 28000 grains on

Met my quota for number 3 rather quickly. I thought it would be hard but it’s actually fun.

Number 6 is twice completed. Wouldn’t mind completing it again.

Nothing else has changed.

So, updated list:

Not continuations
1. Read at least 15 books, including Lolita (for God’s sake).
2. Donate 22000 grains of rice to
3. Consider what to include in my “This I Believe Essay.”
4. See Sweeney Todd live (3/1/08 =])
5. Practice driving an average of 50 minutes a week (not difficult).
6. Make time to meditate at least once a week.
7. Look into the price of renting a cello.
8. Distribute resumés/apply places upon my 16th birthday (which is quite soon, in fact).


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