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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Alison Staudinger in Washington, D.C. is doing 36 things including…

make home-made root beer

6 cheers


Alison Staudinger has written 1 entry about this goal

there must be some puns to be made with sarsaparilla...

I have discontinued the practice of drinking soda several times. (although, evidentially, not the practice of extreme wordiness) Usually I am defeated by circumstance- a friend’s apartment with a broken faucet and a case of Tab, the advent of a crushed ice machine at the AmPm down the street, the rootbeer they have on tap at the Taquira Express in Broadway Alley. Most recently, I have been vanquished by the desire to brew my own rootbeer. Logically, I could give up soda with the knowledge that should I ever actually brew rootbeer, it could be an exception to this healthy rule. But every time I stare a bartender in the face, I decide that if I am planning for frosty mugs of homemade rootbeer, I might as well have a rum and coke to tide me over until then.


Alison Staudinger has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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