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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sogeo618 in Kerala is doing 6 things including…

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sogeo618 has written 5 entries about this goal

New Thought

Instead of using Facebook, hang out with people!! I have spent so many nights locked up in my office room on the computer, convinced I was too “busy” with homework to study, when I just ended up going on Facebook instead. So why not spend time with friends, have fun, and then set aside time for work after you’ve relaxed a bit. Works for me!



Facebook 0 Me 4

So my brother deleted Leechblock one day and since then I’ve been too lazy to re-install it (although it’s not hard!) Instead I got rid of all email notifications because I found that every time I received one I HAD to check my Facebook. So that has definitely been helping! :)



There is hope..

Jyc75, thanks for telling us about Leechblock. It just kicked me off Facebook right now! When the page popped up “Site Blocked” I was like wow, thanks Leechblock! Lol. Yeah so I’m pretty excited, because once I get on Facebook I end up spending several mindless hours, wasting away on it. That can’t be healthy! Hopefully by using Leechblock I’ll be able to be able to get over my Facebook addiction, but its only been a few days, so we’ll see! :)



Been on facebook a little less...

For Holy Week I stayed of Facebook, as motivation to focus on God. It really helped me, as I used the time I wasted on Facebook to read the Bible and pray.

Since Holy Week ended, Spring Break has been in session, and I’ve still used Facebook quite a bit, but more.. productively. ::quickly closes browser of random person’s profile page:: Lol just kidding. It was actually a group about Seniors ‘08 even though I’m a junior. Okay nevermind. I still have a problem. Hahah. :)



I'm working on it

I hate to admit this but during my free time I often find myself wasting away on Facebook. After looking through all the photos my friends have posted, I have to look at my recently tagged friends, and then check if anyone updated their profiles, update the groups I’ve created, write on other people’s walls, reply to facebook messages, look at the weeks top graffiti, update my top five favorite songs, and accept a few friend requests. When I’ve done all that, of course I am still bored and end up looking at the profiles of random kids at my school, quickly feeling stalkerish when I bump into them in the hall the next day and realize they actually do exist. Wow. My name is Sonia, and I’m addicted to Facebook.

Thankfully the past few days, I’ve been getting busy messages when trying to check someone’s updated profile and stop to think- What the hell am I doing right now?! And I quickly “x” out the site. (Unless of course.. my crush’s relationship status has changed or something, because that can not wait.)

Ever since I made this one of my goals I’ve realized how a blessing so quickly became a curse.. in the form of Facebook. Damn all those new applications!

Someone on here said that whenever that once they have reached their “Facebook limit” for the day, they go on here instead. Great idea, it has definitely been working for me. I feel a lot more accomplished when I go on 43 things. Hopefully it won’t become another Facebook-like addiction, because well.. that would be bad.



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