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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BlueBerry Pick'n in Toronto is doing 40 things including…

talk less

1 cheer


BlueBerry Pick'n has written 2 entries about this goal

I begin to think

that I don’t entirely understand my thoughts, until I hear or read them myself.

A strange sort of feedback loop, or resonant steam of thoughts & consciousness…

unaware of itself without resonance.

silk purse or sow's ear?

Its almost amusing: I’m a constant yap. What am I doing? regaling the World with my personal opinion & facts. What’s wrong with me? You’d think I’d do a better job of LISTENING, if I’m such a maniac with documentaries & books. No, to my horror, I chatter on. I fear that my desire to KNOW is fuelled by a desire to be known as knowing. yuck. I joke with friends that my parents should have called me “Hermione”, I’m surprised that I didn’t dislocate an arm in elementary school…

maybe ‘knowing’ has somehow been wired into me as being ‘worthwhile’? I don’t know if that’s any more, or less TRUE than any other less unappealing characteristic. But perhaps knowing this makes being a ‘yappy little know-it-all’ less repulsive.

BlueBerry Pick'n has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.

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