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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Living the week!

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woman-handle the digital divide (read all 2 entries…)
How we're doing this

via twitter and other social media… Writing, speaking, listening.

keep learning/stocking my fav raw food basics
Eating raw isn't cheap, but partly raw is good

We’ll keep working on this.

Learn more about virtual communities and social software (read all 3 entries…)
Now an ongoing quest!

How are other people doing on learning about virtual communities & social software?? There’s so much out there now, and even more being developed. Are any of us with this goal virtual-community initiators and/or software developers??


Learn more about virtual communities and social software (read all 3 entries…)
Online networking to get all kinds of things done

Facebook & twitter come to mind first. Diigo, delicious, etc. for money & budgeting. & others for photos. Ones for trading raw food dishes/recipes. Just got on There’s an explosion. Some networking communities I still want to find.

get a webcam
How to pick webcam for a laptop?

Now to figure out and compare webcam features, prices.

go green (read all 2 entries…)
Indoor kitchen composter

Waiting for delivery of the Nature Mill indoor composter. Anyone else use one?? We’ll check in again once it comes & we start using it.

go green (read all 2 entries…)
Reading Natural Home magazine

Came across Natural Home mag. Interesting articles: informative. Like anything, some recommendations are more doable than others. Kind of like one road map among several. Info on using solar, cutting energy bills. Got to read newest issue.

Learn more about virtual communities and social software (read all 3 entries…)
This is going well!

I started this category which has since exploded with Web2.0.,, and more!

Visit Madagascar
Madagascar ancestors trafficked to the Americas in the Transatlantic slave trade

At least one of our ancestors said she was taken from her home in Madagascar during the slave trade. I would very much like to visit Madagascar.

Volunteer for McKinney and Clemente
Help McKinney/Glemente win 5% of vote on November 4, 2008

Start or join a McKinney/Clemente Meetup @

DONATE any amount to the campaign, 10,20,30,50 –
PHONEBANK for the campaign (I need to look up that email address)

Learn about & get involved with local U.S. Green Party chapter.

Run for office.

Find out if Social Networking produces value (read all 2 entries…)
Value's relative, as in many things

I think the best value comes with contact – networking – that combines Net-based with face to face encounters. We’re going to keep exploring these distinctions.

Campaign for John Edwards in 2008
20/20 Hindsight...

This was before news of his “alternative” social life. No further comment.

Find some fun activities the boys can do this summer
Kids' summer activities

How old are they? Aside from swimming, why not try riding? Ponies and horses that is. They might also get a kick from organic gardening – watching things grow and enjoying them. Have a good one!

Cross the equator
We did this in Kenya

Did this repeatedly in Kenya, in particular each time we drove back and forth btwn Nairobi and Eldoret.

lose weight
Getting and keeping in balance & in shape

Well, ya gotta get off the computer more often and find some movement – sports, fitness activities – you love. Check with a doctor. You might want to find a legitimate one (not just a pill-pusher) who concentrates on weight loss & control. She or he can help you know your baseline health status and make sure you’re ok to diet and do sports. Do different fitness/movement activities regularly so nothing gets boring and to keep your body/muscles working at top level. Every day drink about 8-10 8-ounce glasses of water. Make sure it’s good, clean water. Nix white flour, white sugar, white rice, and related products. Sorry, but this is basic. Focus instead on eating more whole and organic foods, including whole grains. Watch your portion size and no late night eating. Lots of fresh green salad, raw, steamed, grilled veggies (minus heavy sauces). A bit of fresh fruit goes a long way – not too much since you’re trying to drop poundage. Get friends, a support group, and go out & WALK. RUN. SKIP. USE RESISTANCE BANDS or LIFT WEIGHTS (as all our muscles do need strength training). Workout at home with fitness dvds. Go do sports with friends. Join or even start a recreational sports team or league (wonen’s/men’s) that meets and plays regularly. Be patient, love yourself and have fun.

go to Rome more often (read all 2 entries…)
Family, friends & buddies a Roma ed in Italia

More precisely this is about keeping up with all my Rome crew and everyone.

go raw

Always looking for fabulous recipes!

Finish my website
Need to update more than finish


learn to play polo (read all 2 entries…)
International women's polo assoc - IWPA

Based in London UK at Ascot Park polo grounds.

get to bootcamp more often
I love bootcamp

Try to go twice a month: weekly Thurs or Sun morning.

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