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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Gregory Brown in New Haven is doing 5 things including…

Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working


Gregory Brown has written 2 entries about this goal


I used to spend 10->12 hours a day wandering around the blogosphere. it’s now just an hour or two at best, as a substitute for television.

Tool to help this

I’m thinking of writing a Mousehole script or something like that which will let me block certain sites or certain lists of sites at certain times.

This way, I can switch on the ‘block 43 Things’ option when I really need to get some work done ;)


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