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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Suzy in Dallas is doing 42 things including…

read all of the books i own

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Suzy has written 4 entries about this goal

This is kind of impossible...

Seeing as how I am constantly buying or trading new books with people. I give up.



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I updated my list last night & there were 7 more I had sold, so I am down to 35 now. I might have to whittle this list down even more b/c a few of them are “reference books” and I’m kiddin myself if I really think I’m going to read them all cover to cover one day. ha



Still going...

So..this is taking longer than I expected. Mainly b/c I keep buying new books or borrowing them from friends & coworkers. Of my original 158, I sold 45 of them and read 71 that I still have….which leaves me with 42 still to go. sigh I will try to crack down on this list more this year…I’ve had this “thing” on here for 2 yrs now! And my list of “books I own” has grown exponentially since then…



This may take awhile...

I finally put all of my books on a spreadsheet..my friend Nikki did this so she could show me what she had in case I wanted to borrow any..I thought it was a cool idea. I know this isn’t even all of the ones I have b/c some are in totes in the garage, but I’m starting with 158. So far I’ve only read 86 of them. I figured I should quantify this goal in some way though, or I’d never be able to complete it. So for this goal..I’m sticking with the 158 on this list. :)



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