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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rainbowphoenix in Tennessee is doing 35 things including…

waste less time online

2 cheers


rainbowphoenix has written 8 entries about this goal


For the last 2 weeks, I have avoided facebook on Tuesday & Thursdays. That can save like 1-2 hours per week.


Tuesday, I noticed that I had wasted quite a bit of time checking e-mail-n-such in the evening. Wednesday, I didn’t check my accounts. I figure I can check one per weekday at home but I don’t really need to do much more than that. Checking each account can take 30 minutes by itself without me even replying to anything! I have too many accounts!


Having good internet at work might actually be helping with this. I check my e-mail there twice during the day and I’m less inclined to hop on my computer once i get home. I still tend to check before bed, but I swear that’s less than before.

hopeful for love or something?

I did a really bad job of this this week. okcupid did me in. I answered lots of questions and messaged a few people. Maybe I’ll be under control for the new week. Maybe.


I’ve been fairly well lately.


I actually did good this week. Mostly, it’s because I’ve been tired and doing stuff online would take up more time that could be put towards getting to bed. BUT, the trick of the system is to spend one day focused on checking hotmail mail and the next checking yahoo. Having so many e-mail accounts mostly does not work to my advantage.


This is not going well. In fact, I joined ANOTHER online site. Actually, 2. One is for weight loss. The other is me going back to one I quit. I will quit again. Eventually.


My issues:
1. I sign in to check my e-mail too much, mainly yahoo & hotmail. Too much= 3=5 times a day. I don’t necessarily read it. I just look.

2. Myspace.

rainbowphoenix has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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