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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sell everything I don't need on eBay
De-Clutter Your Life With Ebay

Yesterday I looked around what once was a spacious maisonnette (that means it’s on two floors) and hyperventilated. All the cabinets are full. The storage boxes are full. That wall-to-wall bookcase I designed to hold my collection of books – is full. There are books on the floor in huge piles, on every available space on the desk, and a secret hoard of over 1000 chess books in the attic. Every now and then I have a cleanout, and anything that is truly junk gets thrown out. The trouble is that anything that is not total junk; the hundred videos I haven’t watched for so long I have forgotten the plot; gadgets that I haven’t used for years and are useless but are nevertheless in good condition – that gumpf all makes it as far as the front door.
The idea was to do a car boot sale one weekend.
It is now getting hard to open the front door because the stuff is piling up. So I have decided that tough measures are needed. After a few practice runs, I am going to start putting all this stuff on Ebay and see if there are any takers…


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