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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carpe_diem_for_me is doing 36 things including…

Donate 500,000 grains of rice

33 cheers

 

carpe_diem_for_me has written 32 entries about this goal

*351,500...*

grains donated.

:-)



*Today I broke...*

350,000 grains! Now just 150,000 grains to go…



*348,500...*

Tomorrow I should knock out 350,000 grains!

Woo-hoo!

:-)



*347,000...*

after today’s 1,500 grains.

:-)



*Grains of rice so far...*

345,500.

Another 1,500 added tonight.

Wow ~ I didn’t realize 500,000 grains of rice is such a load.



*Another 1,500 brings me up to...*

344,000. Trying to play every few days, with a goal of 1,500 grains each time. Don’t have a lot of time to devote to playing it for longer periods, but would love to reach the 500,000 mark and mark this goal as done!

:-)



*342,500...*

getting closer to the 400,000 mark! :0)



*Another 1,500...*

brings me up to 341,000 ~ the webpage was acting weird today, or I could have done more :-(



*338,000 + 1,500 = ...*

339,500 grains.



*+3,000...*

= 338,000 grains of rice!



carpe_diem_for_me has gotten 33 cheers on this goal.

 

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