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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Epic Sunshine is doing 39 things including…

Get my weight to a level where I can be the best Jockey in the world!!!!

4 cheers


Epic Sunshine has written 12 entries about this goal

I love life.

I love the energy, colour, motion of the world we live in. I want to be healthy and strong and thrive in it.

THEY are helping me. They never notified me that I won the Win Your Weight In Meat contest.

Golly I wanted that! I wanted to look like Governor Christy. My hopes were REALLY high. I’da worn lead underwear, you know, fer the Weigh In. I’da even expressed gratitude, politeness!

But I got nothin. Not even a “sorry to inform you….”

I'm fighting winter lethargy

this year. I will exercise well and regularly. I swear it.

I stepped on a scale last week for the first time

in a thousand days.

David Byrne rang in my head Same as it ever was, Same as it ever was. I chopped down my left arm with my right hand, gave my forehead a knock, and said “There. done.”

I don't have a scale but I saw, today,

a historic six pack. It’s still there! And I’ma gonna dig it out some more for muh self and muh best friend and partner.

She’s got one too ya know. We’ll make a 12 pack!

the new mexican cook book diet is working

I am down ten pounds

The North Beach

Bacon diet. MMmmmmmmmm A Banana Belt love affair.

I feel slimmer

I think I look slimmer too.

two point five miles at a

hard steady clip. A soaked shirt again. I weigh the same of course.

Maybe the muscle content is increasing while the flab decreases. I feel better anyway.

Twice the progress

if I change the goal to say “the two best jockeys and what the heck, their horses too.”

5 pounds lighter

stopped eating like I did

Epic Sunshine has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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