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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M@ in Bow is doing 25 things including…

sharpen my knives

4 cheers


M@ has written 2 entries about this goal

Wet Stone finally worked for me

Over the last couple years I’ve spent hours trying to figure out how to sharpen my knives using the wet stone. This week I found one knife really dull and just did a quick sharpen on the wet stone and it was VERY sharp after. I dunno what I’m doing different, but now all my knives are very sharp. It wasn’t practice or anything… maybe it was just necessity.

I still don't know how to sharpen my knives

I sat down to do this a few months ago – got the sharpening stone out and lined up the knives and did my best, but I don’t think I did a very good job. I think if I had some help once, and was really happy with the results, than I’d get it down to a monthly routine and would consider this goal completed.

M@ has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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