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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Sarah in Loughborough is doing 18 things including…

Pick up every red Royal Mail elastic band I see for a year and make them into a big bouncy ball

21 cheers

 

Sarah has written 15 entries about this goal

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Picked up another 3 when I went to fetch a couple of parcels from the sorting office :)



Progress

I haven’t got enough rubber bands to make my first layer but I’m getting there!



I've started again!

Any red rubber band I find, I’m going to add to my ball. I’ve got 3 today.

Starting date 11th June 2008. :)



I've lost my ball!

My year was up on Decemebr 8th and i added all my elastic bacnds to it and was very happy.

But before I could take a picture of it, life went nuts and I mislaid it.

I’m keeping this “thing” open until I find it again.



yay!

I’ve collected loads. Still got to add the final few to my ball though.



Stiil going!

I’m not finding as many as I used to, but I’m still picking them up when I see them.



Itchy

I think Caro1 was right when she said I have to be careful about touching so much latex. My hand is all itchy!



Yay!

Here are the bands that arrived this morning.



Suprise parcel!

An envelope of red rubber bands turned up this morning from a friend who knew I was collecting them. Hooray!



22!

On a quick walk into town to get a jacket potato for lunch managed to get me 22 more elastic bands. Hooray!



Sarah has gotten 21 cheers on this goal.

 

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