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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claireinkorea in Jeonju is doing 26 things including…

read every book I own


claireinkorea has written 2 entries about this goal

Getting there slowly

Well one surprising outcome of moving to London is that I find I suddenly have lots more time on my hands for reading. This is because I have a 45 minute commute to work and back on the tube every day – so that’s an hour and a half to read every day.

On top of that, having moved into a shared flat, I didn’t have room for all of my books in my new place, so I only brought the books I’ve never read and I have been working my way steadily through them. Since October I’ve read the first two Girl With a Dragon Tattoo novels, The Constant Gardener, Carrie Fisher’s autobiography, Naomi Wolf’s Promiscuities, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, PopCo, The Witch of Portobello, and probably others that I have forgotten. Once I’ve read all the ones currently on my bookcase, I’m considering treating myself to a Kindle!


Unless the world stops making books this will probably never happen because I always buy books faster than i read them.


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