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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Hummingbird Medicine is doing 41 things including…

use my wetsuit to swim in the ocean

29 cheers


Hummingbird Medicine has written 2 entries about this goal

Starting next week I'm going to practice putting it on every day until I get it right!

I can never seem to get the legs on just right – the crotch always stays just like three or four inches below where it should…well, not always, before I was having a harder time than that, so there’s been improvement. Besides, I ordered a guy’s size large tall…there is no way the thing is too small.

So yes, as soon as I’m back from my trip next week I’m going to put the wetsuit on every single day, practice practice practice, until I finally get it right and can hop into the ocean. It could conceivably be fall by the time I make this happen but people are out here all year ‘round…as a matter of fact that’ll be just the time of year when most people who aren’t as sensitive to the cooler waters along my portion of the coast will start to consider wearing their wetsuits, so I won’t even look silly.

Practiced putting it on

Good gravy it’s hard.

Hummingbird Medicine has gotten 29 cheers on this goal.


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