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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DRox in Brooklyn is doing 14 things including…

stop smoking

7 cheers


DRox has written 12 entries about this goal

Cold Turkey

My last cigarette was on December 9, 2007. So far, so good. I’ve been in stressful situations lately, which have triggered my cravings, but I have been able to hold on and not smoke.

At first I was questioning my ability to go without cigarettes, but have decided not to and just let it be. I’m doing well, and expect success.

Wish me luck…

Cutting back...

I tried stopping cold turkey, but that didn’t work. I was miserable, and on edge most of the time. I’ve decided to cut back instead.

I don’t smoke during the day at all. This is easier for me when I’m working Monday through Friday, but I am getting better with dealing with it on the weekends. Just recently I was in the hospital for four days, and I was able to make it through without smoking at all! :-) Soon I will be cutting back on my evening smoking.

I’ve had people tell me try the patch or the gum, but I want to try to do this without using anything but my brain power and my willpower.

DRox has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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