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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impstar in Palm Harbor is doing 38 things including…

grow my own vegetables

7 cheers


impstar has written 2 entries about this goal


Although it isn’t the same as growing my own vegetables, I did join a local CSA, which gives me a nice source of fresh and organic consumable green stuff, which was part of the reason behind adding this goal to my list.

I think I’m waiting to really try for this goal until I have more than a tiny patch of not-really-mine dirt in front of a condo that’s not really mine. I don’t mind working hard, but I do mind the idea that someone else is likely to come trample on my vegetables or tell me to take them out, and is within their legal right to do so.

I could, of course, do this indoors, but first I need to achieve a goal involving cleaning the house up. ;)

I wonder

What I can grow on a part-sun, east-northeast-facing, rather small screened patio in central Florida in the cooler seasons. Anything? I used to have more research and notes on what grows decently in this area, but it’s been a disorganized couple of years. ;) It’d be nice to have something home-grown to put into soups this coming autumn.

Maybe I’ll just have to get one of those strange indoor plant-growy things they sell on Gaiam. ;)

impstar has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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