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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DarkDog is doing 28 things including…

do my taxes

6 cheers


DarkDog has written 42 entries about this goal


is ready. I finished things up today and plan to bring them to the post office tomorrow.


the tax accountant returned the papers. That was the quickest ever. Nice.

I’ll finish them on the weekend and then send them off.

I spent most of last evening

with preparing this. But the envelope is ready now and I’ll put it in the mail for my tax accountant tomorrow.

Almost forgot

it’s time for this. I’ll try to prepare the papers by next week.

The last of the official papers

for this round returned. Ugh. I hate paying for years that are long gone…

Rather late

is when I got the papers back from my tax accountant. So to be able to to get them the official places, without hitting the deadline, I walked there and put it into their mailbox, on the morning I left with the train for a trip…


I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to get to this this weekend, as I had planned, because I pretty much lost a day due to not feeling so well yesterday.

But today, with some strong coffee, I tackled it and finished it! It seemed to be easier than in past years. I wonder if that is because I have figured out a good routine for me or if processes did get more streamlined. Probably both.

So, I’ll drop it into the mail tomorrow and will then wait for my tax accountant to get back to me.

And here we go again

Time to prepare the big thing for another year. I’ll try to get it done next weekend.

Okay, I've put the final touches on it today

Tomorrow I’ll drop the whole package into the official mailbox.

I just got the papers back

from my tax accountant. Next week I plan to put the signatures on them and send them away.

DarkDog has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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