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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Mike <-- RESPECT. The monkey.

get rid of all my clutter (read all 15 entries…)
Getting rid of a file cabinet

I have two full size (4 drawer) file cabinets. A few days ago, about four of the drawers were filled with files. Went through them—do I really need credit card bills from my first credit card—in 1989? NO. So out it went. Found a couple of web pages that tell how long to keep records… And there was just no real good reason for me to hang on to a lot of the stuff I had. I think I’ve kept most of my insurance documents for the last 20 years. They’re all out now, except for what’s current. Banking has kinda taken care of itself—now I get statements on line, if I even bother with them. Whittled down those four drawers full of files to less than one, now I can get rid of one of my file cabinets. It’ll be nice to have a bit more room in my apartment!


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