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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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feistyredhead in London is doing 26 things including…

Organize my inbox

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feistyredhead has written 5 entries about this goal


I now have 15 emails in one inbox & 17 in the other – the rest are all filed away. Surely this will help me to be better at staying in touch – the emails I mean to reply to will no longer get buried under useless junk. Well, that’s the plan, anyway…


My hotmail inbox has now been sorted and there are only 95 emails in my netidentity account. By no means perfect filing, but it should be a lot easier to see what needs dealing with, especially when I finish those last 95. Yay!

Note to self

Once this is done, sort out backing up of emails!

A good start.

Okay, so I have set up my mail client, and started to organise my mail. On Tuesday, I deleted about 200 mails – probably another few hundred to go. Especially as getting organised has made me realise that some people are sending all their mails to 2 of my addresses, so I have many duplicates. I guess I should email them, and let them know.

I really hope that this is going to help me fulfil one of my other goals – staying in touch with people. At the moment, mails still to be dealt with stay in my inbox, but get lost among other mails. With a proper filing system, this shouldn’t happen.


I have mail in 3 separate places, and I dread to think of how many old messages I must have. I like to keep old emails cos they remind me of plotting and planning for special events, but I really don’t need all the messages from one conversation! It would be great if I could find information when I need it – I think Outlook might be the key to this. And tidying might help me in my goal to stay in touch with people.

So overall this would be a really useful goal to achieve, I just dread to think how long it might take. As it’s fairly mindless work, ideally I would combine it with another activity, but I’m not sure what. If only my gym had PCs attached to the machines – that would be perfect!

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