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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trekster needs to put herself first.

live without TV for a week
it sounds a lot harder than it is.

going cold turkey did suck, but about…wow, almost a year ago, i moved and just decided that my tv service would NOT be moving with me. For a couple weeks I went crazy, going to family and friends houses just to catch some TV, but nowadays I watch TV only when at someone’s house with them, and that’s about – oh, 2 to 4 hours a week total. I know it’s not quite “live without TV for a week”, but the fact I have done that multiple times so far and have gone sometimes a month or more without sitting in front of the tube means this counts!

Just make the decision – or, if it’s that hard, scale it down. Do basic instead of extended or whatever. Then, once you’re at very-basic-basic for a few months, and you’ve adjusted to not having all the excess channels, cancel it completely. You’ll find that all the series you really like and miss you can find online news for and you’ll spend more time reading, playing with family, writing, and loads of other things.



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