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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How to get a manuscript ready to e-publish by the end of 2013.
It took me
6 weeks
It made me
Exhilarated!


How to stop swearing when I drive (and other times as well).
It took me
0 days
It made me
Frustrated


How to read an average of a book a week (min. of 52 for the year)
It took me
52 weeks
It made me
Get Reading Glasses!


How to read 4 Shakespeare plays and 10 sonnets by the end of 2010.
It took me
12 months
It made me
Feel bamboozled


How to earn at least 100,000 grains of rice at freerice.com in 2010.
It took me
10 months
It made me
Frustrated


How to divide my hostas and daylillies once the weather turns warm.
It took me
2 months
It made me
Horticultural


How to stop cutting my hair when I get anxious.
It took me
5 weeks
It made me
More aware


How to use one of my facial exercise programs for at least three months.
It took me
4 months
It made me
No different!


How to use up all the vitamins and supplements I bought (and then stop buying them as I hate taking pills!)
It took me
9 months
It made me
No healthier!


How to make a sweater for my husband out of really good yarn (bought on sale, of course)
It took me
3 months
It made me
Glad it's done!


How to reline and reorganize my kitchen cabinets
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
Feel liberated


How to read a book a week
It took me
1 year
It made me
Feel more productive


How to stop buying books and magazines for at least six months (until December 31, 2009)
It took me
6 months
It made me
Tortured


How to send out the query letters.
It took me
5 months
It made me
Discouraged


How to start taking 5-minute (or less) showers.
It took me
6 months
It made me
Just as clean!


How to continuing playing freerice.com to see if I can increase my year-end total by at least 50 percent (to 150,000 by December 31, 2009)
It took me
10 weeks
It made me
Smarter


How to go a month without saying "I hate..." about something
It took me
3 months
It made me
Less negative


How to start wearing jewelry every day
It took me
2 months
It made me
Decorative!


How to continue donating water through www.freepoverty.com for a year-end total of 50,000 cups.
It took me
3 months
It made me
More knowledgeable


How to donate an additional 72,000 grains of rice through www.freerice.com by December 31, 2009 (for a year's total of 100,000 grains)
It took me
3 months
It made me
Smarter


How I Did It Stories
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