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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pioneerspirit is doing 9 things including…

Do the Super Fling Boogie!

11 cheers


pioneerspirit has written 5 entries about this goal

It's too embarrassing to post how many

garbage bags we probably threw out. Especially, considering we’d brought this stuff across the country at least a couple of times.

I mean, it could easily be a busload. I mean an actual busload. And still we could do more. And will.

Have had bags to give away to Goodwill

in the car for over 2 months now. Now we have to culll all the kid’s clothes from summer and spring too. Am hoping to be done with this tonight, tomorrow at the very latest.

Need to get rid of an old TV previous tenants left here.

Then, I think we’ll be garbage free! . . . Except for the attic, damn! But all that is stuff from previous tenants we just need to throw out, or give away, maybe we can have a “everything is free” garage sale before it gets too cold.

Getting so close to being done with all our clutter

We still have about another 3 boxes to unpack. Dh has about 2 more crates of notes to sort through, and I have an entire file cabinet to sift through. I can’t believe I’ve been carting around so much garbage for so long, both literally and figuratively. It’s amazing how more clearly I can think every time we throw something away.

finally started up again

I had stopped FLYing when I got back from my retreat, my hubby did pretty good considering. But it’s taken 3 weeks to catch up. But, yey, we’re caught up, and at least we’re not in CHAOS. And last night we started digging into the unpacked boxes, and threw out a ton.


So we're decluttering the family room everyday

this month. We donated 7 shopping bags full of kids clothes, threw out 1 or 2, gave away 3 bags of adult clothes, and have a shopping bag of books to register at A few tapes to give away, threw out old CDs, and old paperwork (huge trash bag). So far. How many tons is that?

Only 20 or so boxes to go.

pioneerspirit has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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