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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Meredith in Sacramento is doing 39 things including…

floss daily

9 cheers

 

Meredith has written 5 entries about this goal

Done!

I said I’d consider this goal accomplished when I’d been doing it for three months, and I have now done that! (I know they say it takes just one month to form a habit that will stick, but believe me, whoever made up that rule didn’t know me.)

I’ve actually done perfectly on this goal, as I’ve flossed religiously every night since May 3 without missing even one. I definitely plan to keep doing it. At least it’s one small, easy way to help keep myself in good health. And really, whenever I can get myself to do anything even remotely responsible I consider that an achievement. So, yay!



Praise from the dentist

When I got my teeth cleaned a week and a half ago, the dental hygienist told me there was very little for her to clean off and to keep up the good dental hygiene. Guess I’m doing the right thing! In 49 days I will have flossed daily for three months straight which means I’ll get to mark this goal as accomplished.



One month down, two to go!

It’s been one month, and I really have flossed every night! I think this might be a record for me. And I really do feel like it’s becoming a habit. If I manage it for another two months, I can check this goal off.

I’m going to get a cleaning soon, so I guess then I’ll see if my dentist notices any positive effects! Besides it’ll just be nice to be able to honestly say “yes” when he asks if I’ve been flossing.



Blood-free!

I’m only on Day 4 of flossing every night, and already there’s no bleeding anymore. That was quicker than I expected!



Setting this goal

This is something I’ve been wanting to do but not actually doing for a few years now. It was one of my new year’s resolutions this year, and I did it every night for about a month. It was great! I just got lazy and stopped doing it. Time to renew my commitment.

I’ll consider my flossing habit formed (and this goal accomplished) if I keep it up consistently for three months.



Meredith has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.

 

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