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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wahig in Richmond is doing 37 things including…

Clean out the closets

2 cheers


wahig has written 4 entries about this goal

Woo Hoo!

I got the big orange basket that I bought at World Market two years ago and started throwing clothes into it. I used these rules: 1) have not worn in a year, 2) truly worn looking—give it up already, and 3) you will not be that size (larger or smaller again).

This Weekend

This weekend is perfect for doing this since I have 5 days off and I believe I will have company next weekend.

Of course I already burned 2 days, but I really must apply myself to it. If I can just tear myself away from moo .

Who am I kidding?

Well, I am not taking the goal off the list, but I haven’t even looked “behind the curtain” for months.

I am thinking of getting a roommate though and would definitely have to get all of the junk out of the front room for that to happen.

Storage Unit

Part of the problem is my friends keep moving to Europe and leaving their stuff with me. I had my own stuff in storage for 7 years and I sprung it 2 years ago but I have the vestiges that I haven’t sorted through yet. And then there was the partner I broke up with 9 years ago whose junk I still have—books mostly. This means the front bedroom AKA the guestroom has a closet full of STUFF, some of it mine and some of it not. I cannot bring myself to commit to taking care of this yer, but I know I will feel so much better when the closet is liberated.

wahig has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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