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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Mary Hawkins in New York City is doing 8 things including…

watch my unwatched dvds

24 cheers


Mary Hawkins has written 4 entries about this goal

I'm going to finish this one off.

I’d like to watch more of my unwatched DVDs, but I don’t know when I’m going to sit down with the pile. I watch a lot of movies on my Tivo, and I rarely buy new ones. Instead, I’m going to morph this goal. I need to watch every new DVD I bring into the house within a fortnight, including my monthly magazine DVDs. I don’t need to see the older ones, but I would like to keep up with the ones that keep coming in the front door.

I need to sharpen this goal, not worry about the pile I have going.


Still not doing a good job of this. I may switch it to “keep up with the DVD magazines I get”... I feel like I’m never going to get through the pile, and I have a lot of things that I’d rather watch.


I’ve let all those DVD magazines I get pile up… I just don’t watch DVDs now that I have Tivo. I downgraded my NetFlix service [They haven’t sent me anything new since March!], but I need to work through the pile I have. I think my goal should be to watch the ones that come through the door within a week of getting them. I watch movies all the time - I saw four on Saturday - but it’s harder to keep up with my DVDs, mostly since they’re “work” and not play.


I’m good with my NetFlix videos, but I subscribe to two DVD magazines, and they just pile up. They’re only about an hour long, but I need to set aside time to watch them. Just having this on my long-term to-do list will help…

Mary Hawkins has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.


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