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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Erica Crane is doing 43 things including…

have my own garden


 

Erica Crane has written 4 entries about this goal

Garden accomplished!

The previous owners of the house my husband and I just bought came with a great garden space set up. The hardest part will be to keep evertyhing alive over the hot summer coming up—we’ll have plenty of garden projects to customize everything just the way we want.



Progress

We may be moving into a larger space with a pre-existing garden. As such, I’m reading a book on horticulture to start learning about how to build and care for a garden landscape. Exciting! If I can only keep my balcony garden alive for the move…



Progress...

This weekend I swept the area clean of dead leaves and threw away all the dead plants that didn’t make it through the winter months. Next weekend our plan is to re-pot an overgrown tomato plant, and to start a new tomato plant. A visit to the nursery will be in order—will look for some new plants to replace the ones we lost.



Rebuilding

The small patio garden my husband and I created has been neglected the past couple of months through the winter—it has been too easy to forget watering the plants when the mild winter weather doesn’t dry them out so quickly as in the hot summer months. The intermittent rain, too, has kept most of the plants hanging on. This morning I watered the plants (the first time in at least a week) and noticed how unkempt everything has gotten. I’ve resolved to do some tending of the plants and general area this weekend.



 

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