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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marycath06 in Cincinnati is doing 19 things including…

read all the books I haven't read that are sitting on my bookshelf


marycath06 has written 6 entries about this goal

still going..

I’m marking this goal as completed because I’m doing this anyway in my other goal to “Read 25 Books in 2010.” I get confused when I have to record in 2 places, so I’m turning it into one. I have read a lot of books from my shelf thanks to this goal and I know I will continue to read more. The only problem that I had with this goal is that some of the books on my shelf I do not have the patience to read because I am not interested in them. My 25 Books goal is more lenient and I don’t feel I have to waste time on something that is no fun.

9: Trail Maker

9: Trail Maker: The Story of David Livingstone, Robert O. Latham

Book 8

8: The Bell, The Clapper, and the Cord: Wit and Witticism, National Federation of the Blind


7: In Her Father’s Footsteps, Bianca Bradbury

I started on Memoirs of a Geisha, but it may be a while before I finish it because school just started and I also want to start reading the rest of the Twilight series.


5: Lady in Waiting: Developing Your Love Relationships, Jackie Kendall and Debbie Jones

Next I’m hoping this will be my first bookcrossing book to release!


I’ve already started on this goal earlier in the year so I wanted to post the books that I have successfully read…

1: Lavender-Green Magic, Andre Norton

2: The Genius of Willie MacMichael, George MacDonald

3. The Alchemist

4: The Lazy Woman’s Guide to Just About Everything

I have a long way to go so here goes!


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