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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Will Larson in Seattle is doing 18 things including…

paint my house


Will Larson has written 2 entries about this goal

Almost finished

Finished the south (front) and east sides. Still need to add a 2nd coat to the west side and do the upstairs in the back, but very close to being done. Hope to finish up by the end of the week.

Managed to do the front without scaffolding. I thought I’d need some for sure, but I was able to reach everything with an extension pole after removing the upstairs windows.

Day 1

Got the 1st floor in the back painted. I put two coats on and it looks good. Need to get some more paint and start working on the sides.


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