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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Early_Bird_NH in Manchester is doing 23 things including…

buy a digital camera

3 cheers


Early_Bird_NH has written 8 entries about this goal

Finally Decided and actually bought it

Pentax E10 with a 2” viewing screen

Now I’m going to learn how to use it!

the freebie didn't work

so I returned it.

Hit Wal-Mart for a cheap one which stopped working after 100 pictures… leaving me stranded with no camera during my vacation week in Bretagne, France. Thankfully Wal-Mart took it back and gave me full credit.

I’m buying a good camera with a reputable name!!!!

traded my wellness points for the camera

just a while ago… it’s on its way!

Waiting for a freebie

My health insurance, Anthem, is offering a free keychain digital camera when I earn 1850 points. I log my food and exercise schedule to earn these points.

Since the new glasses and the dental care wiped out my excess money I’ll try this ‘free’ route for the camera.

Since I underspent on my vaca....

I am buying a digital camera for myself… and not an ex!

The gift camera was a great thing

but it came without connecting cables…
and it looks BIG and old…

Besides, they’re so cheap nowadays!

This goal is almost completed

My friend did give me an older digital camera… he’s got to find the cables and I’m ticking this one as done.

for myself this time

I’ve bought 2 digital cameras in the last 10 years, both of which were gifts to my ex’s… so this time I’m treating myself.

I’ll have to see what the options are these days with their corresponding price tags. I’m sure it will be a whole new learning curve… with all the new features.

Early_Bird_NH has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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