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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I'm doing 11 things

How I did it
How to make some stained glass
It took me
19 months
It made me

Recent entries
Do the Great North Run in Sept 08 (read all 5 entries…)

Well, 3 years on and I’m not running any more due to problems with my lower back. In the interim I have done quite a lot of walking though, and have completed two midnight walks for Cancer Research – both 13.1 miles long respectively. That more than makes up for not getting to do the Great North Run.

grow some vegetables
From little acorns ...

No I’ve not planted an oak tree, but I decided to start small on my vegetable growing. We’re in the middle of re-landscaping the backgarden so I only have a small patio at my dispsol for the next couple of months. Not to be deterred I bought a strawberry planter some weeks ago, desposited it in the sunny corner of the patio, watered it daily and hey presto we have some fruit. They’re have yet to turn their delicious red but I’m quite excited to be able to harvest something I’ve grown myself for the first time.

Encouraged by this, on a visit to the local garden centre this weekend, I picked up a potato bin, compost and some seed potatoes. They’re planted and just awaiting the next stage. I’m a huge mushroom lover too so also bought a box of mushroom spawn which is cultivating in the corner of my dining room as I write.

I’m tempted to go back and pick up some of the carrot plant seedling I spotted and see what else they have in.

The whole vegetable thing has been a very longstanding ambition of mine, harking back to my Dad’s wonderful vegetable garden. I either didn’t have the space, inclination or just felt too daunted by the task. But with the resurgence of ‘growing your own’ and planter gardening – I finally decided that it was something I could do.

Get a distant warning tattoo

Probably not a good idea any more – you never know though – maybe one day.

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