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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MicroWhisper is doing 32 things including…

read the old testament

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MicroWhisper has written 8 entries about this goal


2 Samuel – DONE


Ruth- DONE
1 Samuel – DONE


Judges – DONE


Judges – DONE


Joshua – DONE.

I knew the OT would be different from the new, but I’m just really amazed by the amount of fighting. And it just seems so random. God’s just happy to be like ‘yeah, so go over there, kill those people and take their land’. I’m having trouble kind of understanding why that’s ‘ok’... haha. It’s just such a sharp contrast to the loveliness of ‘turn the other cheek’. Anyway, time to move on to Judges!


Deuteronomy – done

Slowly but surely

Numbers – done

And I am now over half way through Deuteronomy. When is Moses going to stop giving me advice about atonement, warfare, and tithes!? I am still REALLY not feeling the OT… but I am hoping things pick up in Joshua.

So far... a little fun, a little boring, a lot random.


I never realized how incredibly LONG the OT is. I am 3 books down and still have 36 to go.
I also have to admit I am finding it incredibly boring for the most part. Genesis and the start of Exodus was fun because it is more of a narrative but then half way through Exodus and all the way through Leviticus it is just rules. REALLY random rules! Like how many cubits to make the curtains that hang in your temple. If you are too poor to sacrifice a cow, how many doves to kill instead. I can totally understand now how much sense it does not make to quote Leviticus to argue against things like homosexuality, because there is very little in there that is at all relevant to modern life and the practicing of religion today.
Anyway, I’m still glad I’m reading it. I’m on to Numbers now… hopefully I’ll get more into it.

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