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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Libbyhasabrain is doing 19 things including…

read all my books

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Libbyhasabrain has written 3 entries about this goal

Arrrrgh!!

I keep buying more books! Must stop!

Also, I have decided to try and sell my unwanted books – the ones I read and thought were a bit pants, or just couldn’t get into – online. That way, I am leaving my bookshelf uncluttered and only showing off the cream of the crop and the ones that I actually WANT to read, rather than the ones I feel I should.



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Every time I’m in a bookshop, I get this overwhelming urge to pick up the first book I see, snuggle into a corner and rip thru the whole thing until I’ve read every book in the shop. All those uncreased pages! All that escapism! All those potential new lands, and that new knowledge! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

I have to be very firm with myself and make myself go home and attempt the same at my own bookcase. I have enough books after all! Somehow it’s never the same, and when I get home there are too many distractions – the tv, my boyfriend, the housework etc.

Maybe I need to decorate my house just like Waterstones, and the urge to devour books might come back?



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I have over 200 books on my shelves at home. I love it! If I could, I’d LIVE in a book shop…one of those really warm and cosy ones with big squashy sofas and a coffee shop upstairs, where the staff don’t bug you with innane “Are you alright there?”’s and “Can I help?”’s (No! I’ll ASK if I need a hand…).

Thing is, with work and housework and friends and boyfriend and tv (there is some awesome stuff recorded on my box that I need to get round to watching!) and LIFE…I just don’t always have the time, or the concentration span, for reading regularly. And I have a tendancy to buy faster than I read :/

Must must MUST set aside AT LEAST half an hour every day…or every other day…to READ!



Libbyhasabrain has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Julie cheered this 3 years ago
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