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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sierrak in West Denver is doing 37 things including…

be the difference/change that I want to see

44 cheers


sierrak has written 4 entries about this goal


I have read about Freecycle groups that people have been using to get rid of various things they no longer need, and I finally found the appropriate links to join the one in my area.

Gosh we have a lot of stuff we don’t need, but it’s kind of old. First item to put on there is my electric typewriter which I had in college. Not really sure if anyone will want it, but this is certainly the place to try!

Update (one day later): Oh my gosh, within three hours of placing my offer on the South JeffcoFreecycle, I had three responses who wanted the typewriter. I am just about speechless (so is my Darling Husband who made lots of rude remarks about it when I got the typewriter out and dusted it off!). It should be picked up this evening!

Recycling Aluminum

Took a large bag of aluminum cans to the grocery store for recycling this morning. Didn’t get much in the way of payment for them, but that’s okay. The point is that the aluminum is being recycled and staying out of a landfill.

Reusable Shopping Bags

I finally purchased a very nice reusable grocery bag. Today I wasn’t buying many groceries, so the one bag was more than adequate. I plan to leave it in my car so when I shop by the store for “just one thing”, I won’t need to use the store’s bags.

Going to do my best to stop using paper and plastic bags.

Do My Part to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.....

Earlier in the week, I found out that Starbucks will give you ten cents off your drink if you bring your own cup. Good for them!

So this morning I found my old commuter coffee cup that I used to use when I rode the bus to work, washed it up and took it to my Starbucks.

I had been feeling bad about all the cups I’m using from Starbucks, and I’m glad to be able to do this one small thing to help eliminate waste!

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