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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~ John Lee ~ in United States is doing 37 things including…

Start Recycling and Composting.

10 cheers


~ John Lee ~ has written 3 entries about this goal

power mower

with rain in the forecast, and my time to do garden things on non-rainy days a little limited this week I am resorting to the power mower to cut the grass this week. (it took a lot of homework but I did find one that meets California emmission standards on the East Coast)

Since it has a mulching blade, I’ll be bagging the clippings this time instead of allowing them to degrade on the lawn. They’ll be headed right to the compost and tossed like a salad with everything else in there. With some major plans to expand and rework the garden for next season I really want to maximize the chance to compost pretty much everything I can get my hands on.

it's compostable

I’m already a big time recycler and composter – but now I have to share the joy! Starting soon, probably the week of labor day, I’ll be starting a weekly “It’s Compostable” item on my blog to highlight obvious, and not so obvious, items that are compostable. Each will be more of a photo blog with a paragraph or two.


virtually everything from the 4th of July car will be reused and repurposed next year – even the paper plate wheel covers are going into the “float stuff” storage box for next year.

Oliva is ready for Montclair NJ's #4thofJuly Parade

~ John Lee ~ has gotten 10 cheers on this goal.


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