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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Rae is doing 31 things including…

Replace the bathroom roman shade


Rae has written 5 entries about this goal


New roman shade in brick red – thanks to my mother and Jeff.

Got the measurements

Such a silly goal – I just don’t want to bother with it but I need to just order one. I tied the existing blind up so the sun could shine in. Got to get this done.


Well, I haven’t measured the window so I have outsourced this task. Jeff will get the measurements. I did start looking for a replacement in a magazine – I need to resolve this because it is dark in the bathroom.

Get measurements

This week I will measure the window – then I can start looking for an affordable replacement. This is such an easy goal – yet I neglect it.


The roman shade in my bathroom fell apart while I was dusting it last summer. It hangs in the window supported by 2 clothespins. I need to measure the window and consider replacing the same blind or going with a natural bamboo sort of blind. I could also measure the narrow window beside the door and get a blind for it while I’m at it.


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