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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Chris E is doing 4 things including…

Stop stuttering

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Chris E has written 1 entry about this goal


Bah… I’ve been stuttering for most of my life, and I’m 21 now. I kind of stutter on vowels – but not all vowels – and not all the time. The big problem is asking questions: Who, What, and How mainly.

Here’s what I’ve found:
The whole “think before you speak” thing works for everything else but those!! I do wish I could be more spontaneous, but I realize that I can’t get too excited without becoming almost incoherent.

Another trick I’ve found though is to preface those sentences with the word So: it’s not “How are you?” or “What are you doing?”, it’s “So, how are you doing?” and So, what are you up to?” It’s strange how I just can’t start sentences with those words.

I’ve never gotten any speech therapy. That was the goal for this summer actually, but working 65+ hours/week kinda cuts into the free time!

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