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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Cloudberry is doing 35 things including…

turn off the tv

27 cheers


Cloudberry has written 2 entries about this goal

just read

that it’s helpful to sleep to turn off screens (computer/smartphone/TV) at least 2 hours before bedtime. Last night I did watch TV till 10, but then did some work from a book till 11:30.

Part of this strategy is not watching NewsNight, which can be overly stress-inducing that close to bedtime anyway.

As for my favourite sweaty 10 pm shows like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, I’ll just have to tape them and watch them at a more suitable time of day. (Don’t worry, there are no impressionable kids here.)

I love research

And here’s some that shows how it’s so important to turn off the TV.

Cloudberry has gotten 27 cheers on this goal.


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