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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Joanna Neilson

is working out what she wants todo before she starts a new temp job

I'm doing 10 things
Recent entries
Not be psyched out by the washing up!
Most of the time!

It’s that tense week during PMS that usually stops me washing up. Now we moved house and it came with a wonderful little dishwasher, that barrier has greatly reduced but I was getting the hang of it at our previous location as well.

I still take a little longer than I should in washing up things like roasting tins…working on that in 2012!

Lose weight to be comfier in my clothes
Need to be fitter...

But I have definitely lost weight. I think it comes down to moving more, but also not snacking – avoiding those treats that people bring in at work. Just don’t look at them. Go or a stroll at lunch. It adds up. I’ve even noticed that pigging out once in a while is ok, as long as its balanced out by a little less food on most other days. Drink loads of water, too, or some sort of liquid that isn’t full of sugar. Green or any herbal tea is especially good.

Now I’m intending to get a bit fitter, using those ‘own bodyweight’ exercises and consciously exercising more. I need to get my endurance back up and stretch a lot too, to keep limber before my body stiffens up in old age!

So, I have a plan. I hope 2012 works out well for me.

Read 100 books this year (2011) (read all 2 entries…)
Last few books!

And the final few books were:

88. Little Fuzzy – Henry Beam Piper (K, Sweet book, Fuzzies are awesome)
89. A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters – Julian Barnes (Um, typical ‘literature’)
90. Just After Sunset – Stephen King (Great as always, short stories)
91. Freaks – Tess Gerritsen (K, short but good intriguing read)
92. The Voice in the Fog – Harold MacGrath (K, readable, no Conan Doyle….)
93. Habibi – Craig Thompson (Outstanding Graphic Novel, loved it)
94. The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales – Robert J Dupree (K, fun, creepy collection)
95. Rashoumon – Ryusuke Akutagawa (K, short but effective, moral questions here)
96. Raven’s Bride – Kate Silver (K, Not my usual genre, but really liked this)
97. Strangers – Gardner R. Dozois (Amazing, absorbed into it, hated the cover though)
98. Liquid Fear – Scott ichoson (K, free book but felt unmoved, didn’t really like much)
99. Devil Music & 18 Other Stories – David McAfee (K, strong collection of short stories)
100. Point Horror: The Accident – Diane Hoh (Nostalgia, and time, meant this was chosen to sign off the year)

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