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.

Export My Content

Buster Benson I need more goals.

spring clean my house today (read all 4 entries…)
Hour One

I opened my downstairs closet and went a little crazy. Emptied it out and now I have two big bags of additional trash to go with the two that I got from clearing all of the visible junk from around the house. I’ve got a couple small piles of books: what I am still reading, what I’ve borrowed and need to give back, and what I don’t want anymore. Why is there guilt associated with throwing away books? It’s better for authors to throw their books away rather than selling them to used stores… haha. Well, I’m throwing mine away. It’s nothing compared to all the junk mail, packaging, and other trash that I generate so it’s not as if this were the final proof that we live in a use-once-throw-away society. That was proven a long time ago. Okay, I think I’m going to make a trip down to the trash, head over to Bed Bath & Beyond, and grab a coffee for round two.



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