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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leahnotis in Boulder is doing 13 things including…

start a garden


leahnotis has written 3 entries about this goal

My garden is actually growing....

...turns out it was all about the water. I didn’t water nearly enough. Which kind of goes along with another goal I have (drink more water). :p

The first thing I do when I get home from work is go check on my garden to see the new growth- it’s so neat! I’m not obsessed like people get with gardens, but it is very nice to watch things grow, and know they need you to take care of them, to an extent.

2nd try at starting a garden

Okay, I tried again. I came home from work today and looked closely and eagerly, as though the seedlings would sprout overnite….patience….

Trying to start a garden....again....

I tried to start my first garden this spring…but all of my seedlings that I started inside have died. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong. Maybe I planted too soon? I’d like to try again, but I’m not keen on starting lives and then ending them…so sad! So hopefully I can make it happen this time. My mom has an amazing green thumb, and when I was a little girl I had my own little section of the garden sectioned off with rocks, and I seemed able to grow things then. Perhaps there is something childlike and organic about growing a garden- maybe I’m being too serious about it. Maybe I should just twirl around and throw seeds with abandon and see what happens? :)


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