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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baddins in Poulsbo is doing 43 things including…

find out from at least 43 43'ers how they got their user names

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The origin of baddins

Making up your own words is a spontaneous and natural way to make your world of meaning a better place to live in.

Using the term “baddins” started when I got a kitten. She would do “bad” mischevious little things all of the time. Mewling, and miserable I wuold find her wrapped up in the fly paper hanging under the kitchen sink. Or when her first collar became a mouth-keeper-opener exposing me to the horrible sight of a cat with stalagtites of cat drool hanging from her trapped mouth. My first thought was: Puck is a bad cat. But that didn’t seem totally accurate. Really, She was lovable, and adorable but just a little bit bad.

So I added an -ins to the end of the word bad to make a diminutive form of the word. To soften it.

Hence baddins.

Owners are alot like their pets. I do stuff that’s just a little bit “bad” all the time. Like ocassionally bounce checks, and get parking tickets. I’m not full on bad. Just baddins.

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