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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mps676s in St. Louis is doing 18 things including…

Minimize existing clutter and excess possessions

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mps676s has written 2 entries about this goal

Time for a Garage Sale

I’ve found…with all things that if I just set a date to do it it will actaully happen. If I don’t set a date…it almost never does. So…my GF and I have talked about doing a garage sale together and we decided we will do it some weekend in September. I know…no date. Well I hope to get back to this site more often in the near future and keep you updated.

Live simply

I moved into my familys home after graduation and everyone else moved out around the same time. Everyone left a bunch of junk behind. The collection of useless things that are hard to get rid of and have little to no value. So my goal is to clean this house. Rid it of 20+ years worth of junk. I have been at it little by little for about 2-3 months now, and all I have managed to do is move most of it around. I need to get rid of it.

As far as excess possessions go, I have been a bit more successful at getting rid of my own things. It just takes time and the motivation. Plus you have to realize that it isn’t going to make you happy and if I haven’t used it in the past year or two, I’m probably not going to.

This goal for me also has to do with not acquiring new junk. The things you buy will not make me happy. Don’t buy things.
With the exception of food and a moderate amount of clothing. I don’t really need things. Do I?

mps676s has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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