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 15 things

How I did it
How to get back down to 12 stone something
It took me
14 weeks
It made me

How to get back down to 13 stone something..
It took me
4 weeks
It made me

How to dye my hair blonde
It took me
2 days
It made me
More confident

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use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 86 entries…)

Used up:
- Special K red berries cereal that’s been sitting in kitchen because I didn’t fancy it.

use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without (read all 86 entries…)
Made do

Made do:
- large tub for kitchen items repurposed for L’s excess toys in the living room.

Used up:
- apricot wheat cereal which has been sitting for a while because I just didn’t fancy it.

stop procrastinating (read all 10 entries…)
This morning

Once L woke up for the day I had to go down stairs, where she fell asleep in her swing.

I took the opportunity to do the washing up that has been building up for ages now. It’s all done and I wanted to get started on the washing but the load in the dryer wasn’t dry after being done several times. I got angry until I realised that the temperature was set on 40 which is the lowest. It’s fairly new the machine and I thought that temp was for the washing cycle, but perhaps it’s for the drying one. I have turned it up and will try it again and hopefully it solves the mystery why clothes have not been drying.

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