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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energy enjoys girl scout cookies. Also cookies of all kinds.

stop buying things i dont need. (read all 6 entries…)
calling it good

With the exceptions of candy and books, I have been really great about this for more than a solid month now.

I have simply stopped going into certain stores all together. I never shop go shopping without a list, not just for groceries either. Before I go to Target (or similar shopping-spree inducing store) I’ll make a list like: “kitty litter, vacuum bags, moisturizer” and I try not to buy anything thats not on the list.

I also have my list of “things I don’t need” memorized and am able to stop myself before buying things that are on it.


good idea

I like your idea about not going into stores. Even though I LOVE going into stores (even the grocery store), I’m going to try this. I’ll have to include online stores, which I am pretty addicted to.

energy has gotten 2 cheers on this entry.


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