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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fudepen in Pullman is doing 29 things including…

Get more sleep

3 cheers


fudepen has written 3 entries about this goal

FitBit, an eye-opening experience

Pun intended there… I got a FitBit pedometer for Christmas. It’s about the size of a small USB drive. What’s really cool is it can monitor your movement while you sleep. It comes with a wristband that’s light and comfortable to wear to bed. The first night I tried it, it counted that I tossed and turned 19 times! I’m not getting the amount of sleep I thought I was. In order for me to get my full 8 hours, I’m going to start planning to be in bed for 9 hours.

FYI the device also tracks the steps you take, as well as the flights of stairs you go up throughout the day. You can also log your exercise and food intake on their website to estimate how many more calories you are allowed to eat. It’s quite a nifty little gadget.

Doing well with this one!

I’ve been averaging 7 to 7.5 hours of sleep every night for the past 2 weeks! I’ve been more busy lately, and am happy to have my head hit the pillow at a decent hour. Hooray!

Horray for 8 hours!

I slept for 8 hours last night for the first time in weeks. I actually slept enough for me to remember my dreams. Yippee! I hope I can keep this up.

fudepen has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.

  • Eimear cheered this 2 years ago
  • Ru cheered this 5 years ago
  • Meredith cheered this 6 years ago


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