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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Keep track of all the books I read in 2008 (read all 77 entries…)

so i started a new book, but am pretty sure i wont’ be able to finish it before the new year!

what to do? do i count it in 08 or 09?

tell me what you think, 43friends!


Faustus movin' right along...


Why not? :)

oh come ON

that’s cheating!!!

don’t you think?

Faustus movin' right along...

It depends

what is considered ethical for you. You can, of course, list it in neither 08 nor 09 and bask in freedom from material world.

Wikipedia says that would be going from Cyrenaic hedonism to Stoicism! :)

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Faustus movin' right along...


get over yourself, you can’t judge me… I am the devil.

Was that a bit too far? :)

Not - Picasso's Muse
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... and with that click you have

received my first cheer of Oh Nine!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!

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i figured it out

it was you, Picasso’s Muse!

i remembered being asked this, but couldn’t find the comment…

okay, so here are my top five of 08 (at the moment)

1. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
2. The City of Ember
3. The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation
4. The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World
5. The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

one bonus one for good luck in the new year!
*Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert


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