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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Belinda Moutray in Seattle is doing 25 things including…

read all the books I own but haven't read before buying more

2 cheers


Belinda Moutray has written 5 entries about this goal

Home is the Sailor

by Jorge Amado. I almost sat this book down in the beginning and am glad I didn’t! Got to the last few pages and went ohhhhhh and then POW! BAM! 180 degrees! Great ending.

The blurb on the back of the book reads:
“The sleepy Brazilian beach resort needed a hero. And when retired Captain Vasco de Aragao arrives, the townspeople are enthralled by his tales of exploits and exotic romance on the five oceans. Through these vicarious voyages they meet dangers they had never taken on, and sinful voluptuous women they, alas, had never bedded down. Only Chico Pacheco, the local hero whose story telling eminence has been undermined, delves into the captain’s past- and discovers that he has never set foot on an oceangoing deck. But when the ship Ito comes into Bahia with her captain dead- and Captain Vasco is pressed into her service, the landlocked dreamer begins an adventure in love and seamanship that surpasses his fantasies.”

"Alaska" and "Hawaii"

Two Michener books in one… it passed for a heavy weight for exercising my arms as I lugged it around for a couple months to work.
Probably done with reading Michener for a while. Phew.

What Every American Should Know About Europe

Started this book on the countries within the EU. Have read on Greece, Germany and France so far. Many countries to go. Interesting read with history and current affairs.

MIst of Avalon

Good book once I got into it. One of those stories that you are disappointed to see end.

So now “Escape from Cubicle Nation”...

Well I tried

But I had a hundred dollar gift certificate for Barnes & Noble that I have carried around for 9 months but bought 5 new books today, contrary to this goal. Am happy with my books though.

Belinda Moutray has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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