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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stop picking my skin (read all 47 entries…)
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oh dear lordy. I made it thirty whole days without any serious picking. then comes my period and I got insanely jealous of a fellow female comic who got a better review than I did and I let it get to me. and. lo and behold a wee pick fest that lasted about half an hour.
I’ve put aloe vera on the inflamed areas but I still feel guilty about it. Its like I have to do a performance tomorrow and this is the worst thing I could do to damage my confidence before a show…
anyway, I’m going to try to build myself up the whole of tomorrow, make sure I look as nice as I can and perform to the best of my abilities.
I just need to be super careful when I start feeling down on myself. That’s one of the big triggers!
and I just need to cover the bathroom mirror or turn off the bathroom light. always.
:/ fingers crossed this won’t happen too often in the future.


Eliza Marie is feeling great!

You should congratulate yourself on making it 30 days! That is amazing! One little step back is not something to beat yourself up over.

I am proud of your 30 day streak! Here is to another 30 days!

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The last couple of times the longest I’ve gone has also been about 30 days and it is a great feat! However, I know that the longer you go, the harder it is when you have a set-back, so I hope you’re not too down on yourself and keep trying. Furthermore, I think it’s noteworthy that you’re not just sitting around wishing you’d stop picking, you identified your trigger this time and that will help you try and avoid falling into it in the future, that’s a major step!

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