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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mandarcat in New York City is doing 41 things including…

stop wasting time online

9 cheers


mandarcat has written 2 entries about this goal

If I could have all my time back . . .

If I added up all the time I’ve wasted on the internet, video games, and crossword puzzles in my life, I would have had enough time to learn another language or several, play piano, and write a few novels.

trying to tackle this one again

I think my plan of attack will be to pre-determine when I can use the internet. I think it will be okay to peruse the news and check my email while I’m eating alone (but only for those few minutes, no longer!) and to allow myself a few minutes to look at 43things each and Facebook a couple times a week. Otherwise I just kind of addicted and stay on even though I’m not doing anything productive or even enjoying myself. I think it has something to do with my ADHD, like my brain is somewhat stimulated by the constant change and wants to stay where it is.

mandarcat has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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