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

SonnyMoonie's Life List

  1. 1. bike everywhere
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    38 people
  2. 2. Buy a Telescope
    1 entry
    129 people
  3. 3. blog more often
    1 entry
    403 people
  4. 4. read every book I own
    1 cheer
    2,099 people
  5. 5. switch to the paleo diet
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    10 people
  6. 6. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  7. 7. ride my bike more
    1 entry
    1,015 people
  8. 8. Feel Proud of Myself
    30 people
  9. 9. Quit Smoking
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    9,282 people
  10. 10. learn Swedish
    3 entries . 2 cheers
    754 people
  11. 11. eat healthier
    1 entry
    11,202 people

How I did it
How to become a better chess player
It took me
4 years
It made me

Recent entries
eat healthier
learning to eat healthier

This is something I’ve been trying to do. More than half the work is figuring out what eating healthier means for you, what’s in foods, and how they make you feel, better or worse. Once you know that, it’s easy to cut out some of the worse items such as cookies made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. (That’s transfat, artificially modified fat. Even if it says 0 grams transfat per serving on the label, that just means less than .5 grams per serving, and a “serving” means one or two cookies.)

Quit Smoking (read all 3 entries…)
trying again

I tried quitting and only lasted a day a bunch of times last year. Now I’m trying along with trying to eat low carb, because the more sugar, wheat, and chocolate I ate, the harder it seemed to quit, like they’re addictions that go together. I feel different already with very low carbs for 24 hours, and that seemed to make smoking not feel the same, so I just ran out and didn’t buy more. It’s experimental, but it’s worth a try to help quit smoking, even if it turns out to be just a gimmick.

learn Swedish (read all 3 entries…)
encouragement I found

Check out this Norwegian extreme sports festival page: Extremsportveko

The soundtrack is the song Du vill så du kan by Svenska Akadamien (Look under MEDIA at their site for a free mp3 of the song.) Swedish lyrics

I say, “You can if you will. You will, so you can!”

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