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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Jen in Dundee is doing 7 things including…

stop wasting time

19 cheers


Jen has written 3 entries about this goal


while i do get anoyed by my timewasting, its not the worst in the world. i don’t mind having lie-ins if i want one, & sitting online as opposed to sitting watching tv. i think i need to make the eoffort to get more done in the time i have, but at the same time i think i’ll remove this as a goal.


i’ve noticed that i only waste time when i’m alone… like right now. my boyfriend left about an hour ago, & when he was here i was with the intent to clean my flat, but now he’s gone… i’ve just sat online since i stopped waving at the window.

time to get going i reckon. time to clean!!

start living

i disgust myself on how much time i waste. from sleeping in when i don’t need to, to resorting to filling out online surveys when i’m bored. i need to keep reminding myself that i’m only here once, & once i’m gone, that’s it, it’s too late.

i’m going to be twenty in a week & a half; not old, i know, but that’s a quarter of my life if i’m to live to old age!! i need to stop sitting around doing nothing, & actually use the little gaps of time where i’m not being productive.

Jen has gotten 19 cheers on this goal.

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