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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Danielle in Athens is doing 10 things including…

watch less tv

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Danielle has written 3 entries about this goal

TV who?

I never watch TV anymore. Goal completed? Perhaps not. I have discovered a love for DVD season sets (Rome, Six Feet Under, Gilmore Girls—don’t hate), and this is even more addictive than late-night dramas over foreign airwaves.



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I hardly ever watch TV anymore. Since returning to the States, the only time I ever turn it on is if I’m absolutely bored and too tired to do something a little more ambitious, like running or reading. But even in that case I usually end up on the computer.

My stepdad said that being on the computer is today’s version of being a couch potato, and he’s not half wrong. I might be a bit of a computer-potato, unfortunately.



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I miss American culture so much that I have discovered I will watch almost anything American—including terrible reality TV and post-primetime dramas. It seems that I can’t turn away, if it’s American. I do not want to be a TV junkie.



Danielle has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • marinche cheered this 6 years ago
  • OMG_itscarley cheered this 8 years ago

 

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