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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GrayPyre is doing 38 things including…

read all the books I own

2 cheers


GrayPyre has written 8 entries about this goal

Only 10 to go.

I know that sounds like a lot to read in 3 months but I devourer books and have read more than 40 in less than a year.

Whittiling the pile down

I have less than ten books to go. The last one really held me up because I didn’t understand it and 3 books I have left I fear will be the same way. I hope I have time to finish them all.

Getting close

I’ve read a few lousy books that slowed me down but also some great ones (check my all consuming page to see which is which) that I finished in one day. I think I only have about 10 left.

Trudging through

I read a series of lousy book that slowed me down but the last three have been good. I’m not even sure how many I have left but I feel like I’m making some headway.

Getting there

4 more books down.

2 more down

I go back and forth between knitting and reading. I finished 2 more books this week and am starting a new one in a bit. I’m giving myself plenty of time because I have many books to read.

Doing ok

Well I haven’t bought anymore books even though I’ve had tons of opertunities. I’ve finished the books I’ve borrowed from friends and now I’m just trying to figure out where to start in my own stash.

I'm trying

It can be hard to get much reading in when you have a toddler but when I can I do. The hardest part for me is really just not buying anymore books until I’ve read what I have.

GrayPyre has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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