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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Karen is doing 28 things including…

permanently remove 43 pieces of clothing from my wardrobe

2 cheers


Karen has written 1 entry about this goal

Socks, PJ pants, and t-shirts

Three areas to start with. And they may take up all 43 pieces… but I will keep going after that number. It will be fun to keep track of exactly how many things I give away.

Over the past week I bought a ridiculous amount of new sweats/ yoga pants/ PJ pants. Yesterday I went to Old Navy and got a bunch of clearance t-shirts ($1.47, 2.47, 2.99, 3.99… woohoo!) that are big and soft and comfy. So, the plan is to get rid of all my sleeping t-shirts that are old, too small, and not loved. I want to only have things that I love and use. Must resist my hoarder tendencies and not rationalize when I may one day use something… I’m excited about all my new stuff though, it will make it MUCH easier to let go of the old.

may start this today!

Karen has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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