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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Eimear in Dublin is doing 30 things including…

live frugally, but richly and deliciously.

13 cheers


Eimear has written 4 entries about this goal

This is a silly one

but instead of buying little stickers to ornament my journal, I have started cutting pictures out of magazines and sticking them in… far I have a trifle, some candles and a pink and blue wreath as the Christmas magazines head for the recycling.

So many of my goals are actually the same

albiet with different names, so this one and ‘have a monthly budget’ are now merged. After all, I want to stick to living within my means, so I can have a more interesting life.

As I am losing weight

but don’t want to buy new clothes, spend two hours today taking down all the items I have packed away with my winter clothes that have been too small for me. Some of them are still too small, which tells me that I must have put on two stone over the last few years, not the one I had thought (amazing the tricks the mind will play!!!!) but got some nice stuff there, especially underwear and some nice tops. They will keep me feeling special and undowdy for the next few months, by which time we will be in to autumn and warmer clothes anyway. Have packed away some overly baggy items in their place, and put the ones that are really hidious in the bag for charity. That sounds terrible… but hopefully somebody else might like them :-S

First step

is one I keep putting off – I need a budget!! I do live within my means even on my recession reduced salary, but that’s not enough. Jne will be my budget month. Argh, so not looking forward to this :-)

Eimear has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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