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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Daffer_Kent

feeling very good about myself



I've done 37 things
 
  1. 1. plan meals in advance
    10 entries . 44 cheers
    Worth it
  2. 2. SAVE 43things.com
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    Worth it
  3. 3. Walk the Vierdaagse in Nijmegen
    18 entries . 16 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  4. 4. SLEEP...sleep better, sleep longer, sleep more, sleep earlier
    23 entries . 28 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  5. 5. Attend the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    Worth it
  6. 6. find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year
    35 entries . 10 cheers
    Worth it
  7. 7. Sell our house and buy a (slightly) bigger house
    47 entries . 32 cheers
    Worth it
  8. 8. Make a gingerbread house
    1 entry . 1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  9. 9. Go hiking in Yosemite
    1 entry . 25 cheers
    Worth it
  10. 10. 2009: File my tax return and let's hope I get a rebate
    4 entries . 15 cheers
    Worth it
  11. 11. 2009: Replace the broken kitchen door and paint the kitchen
    8 entries . 14 cheers
    Worth it
  12. 12. smile more
    21 cheers
    Worth it
  13. 13. Eat an apple a day for a month until it's a habit
    5 entries . 15 cheers
    Worth it
  14. 14. Find a really lovely childminder
    12 entries . 19 cheers
    Worth it
  15. 15. Go to a Turkish Bath
    2 cheers
    Worth it
  16. 16. knit a sweater
    18 entries . 26 cheers
    Worth it
  17. 17. Get British citizenship
    6 entries . 30 cheers
    Worth it
  18. 18. renew my passport
    8 entries . 10 cheers
    Worth it
  19. 19. Carve a pumpkin this October!
    2 entries . 19 cheers
    Worth it
  20. 20. Thank the Robot Coop for everything, and wish them all well
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    Worth it
  21. 21. Get the kids' eyes tested
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    Worth it
  22. 22. Save money
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    Worth it
  23. 23. Wish Spyrunner a very happy, very daring day on his VERY SPECIAL birthday on October 13th, with absolutely no freaking out whatsoever! :)
    1 entry . 1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  24. 24. visit Claude Monet's house at Giverny
    3 entries . 8 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  25. 25. sleep under the stars
    2 cheers
    Worth it
  26. 26. live in london
    1 entry
    Worth it
  27. 27. Renew my dutch passport
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    Worth it
  28. 28. exercise on a regular basis
    4 entries . 18 cheers
  29. 29. Complete my son's immunisations shots with the pre-school booster
    3 entries . 8 cheers
    Worth it
  30. 30. Give 500 cheers
    8 entries . 10 cheers
    Worth it
  31. 31. Don't drink alcohol for a month
    10 entries . 1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  32. 32. sleep outside
    1 entry
    Worth it
  33. 33. Either sell baby clothes at the nearly new sale, or donate them to charity
    5 entries . 4 cheers
    Worth it
  34. 34. 2009: Finally empty out my lock-up once and for all
    5 entries . 6 cheers
    Worth it
  35. 35. Tweet for a month
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    Worth it
  36. 36. Take my daughter to the dentist
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    Worth it
  37. 37. Get onto Skype
    1 entry
    Worth it

 

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