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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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Thing 35 out of 100 things challenge (on a Snow Day)

Today is another Snow Day! During Xmas vacation I started the 100 things challenge and I’ve only gotten to thing 35. I’d like to work on getting better organized today, so I don’t waste my entire day. I have to look around and find some more things to get rid of. What do I want to part with? Are there any book that I don’t want anymore? Can I go through my taxes? I just need to go room by room and get rid of clutter. Bob has been bringing in some little odds and ends recently to make this house his own too. So I want to balance out our stuff by getting rid of some of the little junk that doesn’t really mean anything to me. Does it count if I just put it away rather than throw it away? Or do I have to donate or throw it into the garbage? Would it count if I stored it in the basement? Technically, I’m still keeping it…so I think I can’t count it as part of the 100 things, because it isn’t gone. I think if I take it to school I will count it, because it is out of the house – as long as it doesn’t come back.


I think it only counts if you actually throw away. Putting away is a little bit of a coup out!

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