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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Wendy in Cotati is doing 35 things including…

Get in the habit of Getting Things Done

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Wendy has written 2 entries about this goal

New System

Well, really, I’m going back to an older system, just slightly revised. Instead of using a bound book, I’ve set up a six-ring binder in which to keep track of my GTD stuff. I’ve created the tabbed sections that I want; I’ve printed out my address book and my iCal calendars for the next six months, and I’ve transferred everything from my previous systems into this one place. Most recently, I’d tried doing my planning on the computer, with ThinkingRock. It’s a nice program, but I found that I simply wasn’t using it. So, I’m going back to paper. I think that with the ability to move pages around (which I didn’t have with the bound book), I’ll find the system a lot more user-friendly.


Actually, I started this a couple of weeks ago, after learning about Getting Things Done (GTD) from a friend. I read the book by David Allen, and I’ve set up all my systems: filing system, hPDA, calendar. Now, I’m having fun using all these tools, and looking for new hacks that make me more efficient. I thought I’d make this a goal, to help me remember to use it long enough to really make it a habit. So, 43 days, starting today (Sept. 27). I’ll post now and then about some of the fun hacks I find, too.

Wendy has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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