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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LucidNixie is doing 30 things including…

stop drinking soda

12 cheers

 

LucidNixie has written 3 entries about this goal

Um, well...

I’m sort of doing better. My parents are still the main problem, because they get soda as a treat for me and I feel bad saying no when they went out of their way and just want to see me happy. But modeling good habits for my little cousins is important, and helps me remember to make the right choice. Tea is my new obsession, which helps. Also, movie theaters are really bad-there’s nothing to order except soft drinks, and water just doesn’t really cut it for me.



Peer pressure to fall off the wagon

I’ve determined that the culprit is my parents. Whenever I visit my mom and dad they always have tons of soda, and they sort of push it on me expecting me to like it as a treat, and I feel bad when I say no. I guess I’ll just have to get tougher with them!



I slipped

So I had a coke zero last night, and a few sips of a Dr. Pepper a few days ago. But I only drank the smallest size can, and coke zero isn’t too terrible compared to some sodas. I’m doing better though, and remembered to order tea or water in the last few restaurants I’ve been to.



LucidNixie has gotten 12 cheers on this goal.

 

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