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.

Export My Content

girlkate in Seattle is doing 12 things including…

start using

3 cheers


girlkate has written 2 entries about this goal

Getting started is a lot of work

Argh. After all the helpful suggestions people gave me, I got motivated to get started on this. It’s not going so well, though…

I took dthree’s advice and got set up with, which is a pretty nice bookmark manager, although a bit slow-running. The premise was that it would sync with, but I found out too late that it only syncs NEW “spurled” bookmarks, not imported ones.

So now I have a very lovely and organized master collection of bookmarks on Spurl, which is progress, at least.

However, I still face the hurdle of getting them into AND getting them all tagged. I’m the kind of keener who will probably see this through, but I don’t think is going to catch on with Joe Average until it’s more automated.

Also, from where I stand, I’m not sure I understand all the benefits of using I’m pursuing it on faith for the time being.

Import existing bookmarks (IE)?

I haven’t found any information out there to help me automate the import of my existing bookmarks in Internet Explorer (on XP). I have a ton, and entering them manually in is a big enough hurdle that I’d probably just forgo it altogether.

(Please, keep your anti-IE sentiments to yourself. I use IE because I’m testing some plugins and don’t want to constantly run two browsers)

Thank you!

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