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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lovingeveryminute reclaiming my writing nest!

get rid of unnecessary possessions (read all 27 entries…)
Shopping Spree

My daughters came home for Christmas and helped me go through my entire closet. We don’t have cable, so I’ve only seen the show “What Not to Wear” once, but I felt a little like I was ON it, trying on and then tossing so many of my clothes.

Actually, I had been considering overhauling (or is it UNDERhauling?) my wardrobe for quite some time, but they gave me the courage to part with things I thought looked good, that maybe didn’t, or were maybe outdated.

Their Christmas gift to me was to take me out and help me choose a couple of cute outfits to wear when I go somewhere besides WalMart or the Indian Reservation. (not that I wouldn’t wear my nice clothes to walmart ;] I have, in fact, but I get looks.)

The new clothes they got me are wonderful and I am enjoying the feeling that I look better than I did before, but the really great thing about the whole gift was the bravery they gave me to get rid of two large black bags full of my old clothes!!!

Now that’s a lot of good stuff going out to Goodwill!


Sandy Gabrielli wake up sleepyhead

Who pays the credit card?

I love that show and wouldn’t be surprised to be ambushed by my friends and family. I have a terrible wardrobe. I’ve always wondered if the $5000 credit card is actually paid for by the show.

It feels great to get rid of stuff that is unneeded.

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