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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TheHelenOfTroy is doing 38 things including…

Read one good book every month

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TheHelenOfTroy has written 1 entry about this goal

Finished 'Holly cow' by Sarah McDonald

I had started reading it long back, and then somehow shelved it as I got busy with java preps. Finally finished it last week. Initially i did not like it and thought the author was going to whine about anything and everything she came across for the rest of the book. She does that for a while, but then it seems she got used to stuff she was hating and complaining about. Once you are past the whining part, it is fun read. PROVIDED you don’t have fixed ideas about your own religion or feel strongly about how it should be followed. You will enjoy the book if you are curious about how so many religions can co-exists in a country.

I enjoyed her language, she has got great sense of humor. On many occasions I could identify with her feelings about different religions, and I could have never expressed them so well. A less whining would have helped, but still, the book is definitely worth a read.

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