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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handprintonmyheart in Sacramento is doing 28 things including…

clean out my closets

7 cheers


handprintonmyheart has written 4 entries about this goal


Finished cleaning out both of my upstairs closets since I’m selling my house and moving the hell out of there. Go me!

Huge dent!

I put a dent in this one today. Threw out two big garbage bags of junk papers and other miscellaneous stuff that’s been collecting dust in the closet in my home office. I now also have 80% of all my books packed in boxes and all of my notebooks are boxed up as well. Yay me!

More critical than ever

With my impending divorce, I am now extremely motivated to get back on this. I’m going to start collecting boxes so I can separate my stuff from his and bagging up all the crap I want to just throw away. In an ideal world, I could just chuck everything into one of those large metal drums and light it all on fire…

Goodbye Miscellaneous Electronics!

Well there was a free e-Recycling day out at the fairgrounds so I brought my old computer and monitor, an old printer, a bunch of broken cell phones and other electronic stuff down there and tossed it! Now I’ve just a lot of extra room in the closets! Next week I’ll work on pulling all the old clothes out and bringing them down to donate next Saturday. It feels good to purge junk.

handprintonmyheart has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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