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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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Sammie in Ipswich is doing 17 things including…

sew cushions

7 cheers


Sammie has written 4 entries about this goal

Comfy cushions

Made a few for the lounge room. Don’t know why I procrastinated so long on this one, they were quick and simple and make the room look inviting. (I went with shades of red in the end, to match our wine coloured lounge chairs.)

Selecting fabric colours

Thinking of going with a nice range of greens rather than the country pattern I had selected earlier.

Selecting fabric colours


I seem to be sewing everything but cushions lately. Really need to get myself focused on this one and get it done. A few little scatter cushions would really jazz up the living room.

I have a fascination ...

... with cushions, but my home is surprisingly unadorned by them. So now that I’ve mastered sewing simple curtains I think it’s time to attempt a few cute cushions to make the lounge room more comfy.

Hmmm, there’s some of this country fabric left over from the curtains …

Sammie has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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