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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Carm in Seattle is doing 38 things including…

watch less tv

100 cheers


Carm has written 5 entries about this goal

For now

I would have to say that I have accomplished this one.

We don’t watch much TV since my accident. I’m spending a lot more time in front of my computer instead.

Also, we cut our cable plan drastically to save money. I really miss some of my favorite shows on the upper channels. But it is what it is.

I am going to mark this goal Done for now. If the TV becomes a problem again I will reinstate it.

One way to...

reduce the TV watching is to have some of your favorite shows get canceled. I heard a rumor that both Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money are on the chopping block.

At least...

I need to cut down on the shows after 10 so I can get my body into bed.

Fall Season

I did pretty well on this one over the summer but fall is here and new shows are coming on. Sometimes I want to give up on this one.


I really need to take this one more seriously. I can’t help it, I love to watch TV. But I know it’s bad for me to spend so much time inactive and it’s definitely getting in the way of getting other important things done.

Carm has gotten 100 cheers on this goal.


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