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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poppypink in Stockholm is doing 11 things including…


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Attempt number two

My second attempt at volunteering is well under way.

Contacted the Red Cross, again, this time to help out as a “study assistant” at a library in the suburbs. From 5 pm to 7 pm you offer your assitant to anyone who needs help with homework, assignements, etc. Can be younger kids, but also adults.

I was there today for the first time. And I’m looking forward to next week.


I failed at volunteering…

Got involved in the Red Cross young refugee program, was supposed to be a “swedish contact”for a young somali girl.

that kind of just peetered out.

Red Cross and (swedish) Stadsmissionen

I’ve contacted the Red Cross and Stadsmissionen (works with the homeless, old people and families in need). Going for an interview at the Red Cross in a couple of weeks, but Stadmissionen’s volunteer courses were fully booked for the fall.

But the Red Cross option seems great. I’ve applied for the “refugee guiding program”. You get matched (according to interest, education, work etc) with a newly arrived refugee, whom you’re supposed to introduce to (in my case) a tiny bit of swedish society. Like go to the museum, take a walk in the city etc etc.

I’ll find out more in a couple of weeks.

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