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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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Lanie in Dandridge is doing 42 things including…

Have my mom teach me to sew

174 cheers


Lanie has written 3 entries about this goal

Let the sewing begin!

Well I’ve got a sewing machine now and I just bought one for Sissy. We have made plans to go to my mom’s house tomorrow evening for our first sewing lesson. Sissy (who is 8) will be making an apron and I will attempt a skirt.


well, I bought a sewing machine this week at a yard sale and I’ve been pinning all kinds of sewing ideas from pinterest. It’s now time to put this goal into action!

My mom is a great seamstress.

She can sew anything and it looks fantastic! She tried to teach me to sew when I was younger, but I took no interest. – My loss.
Now that I’m older I wish I had made an effort to learn. My mom is still willing to teach me, but unfortunately she lives 2 hours away. Therefore, I’m going to have to arrange my schedule to spend some weekends with her.

Lanie has gotten 174 cheers on this goal.


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