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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James McMurry in Memphis is doing 22 things including…

bounce out of bed when the alarm rings (the first time)

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James McMurry has written 2 entries about this goal

Possible, but optional.

I think I’m at the point where I can do this, and that’s a nice change. I usually choose not to utilize this talent, but that’s no reason to leave this marked as undone. :\


I don’t know about “bounce”, but I’m at least up.

I cheat though: My alarm plays the radio at t0, then the buzzer at t1, which is the time I’d like to wake up. I attempt to bounce at t1, since that’s the first “ring”.

I’m enjoying the extra time in the morning, and t1 keeps moving later and later because I know I’ll get up. That means I get more sleep. That makes it easier to get up. Nice.

James McMurry has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.

  • Nita Daniel cheered this 8 years ago


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