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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Spray paint graffitti
have the stencil

i have the stencil ready, except it turned out much bigger than i was expecting. i attempted to go out to spray paint last night but got scared! will try again tonight and actually do it!

clean my car (inside and out)
halfway there!

i cleaned the outside of my car, and now i am ready to clean the inside of my car!

quit smoking cigarettes (read all 3 entries…)
still smoke free

i bought nicorette gum in the original flavor. it tastes awful but it definitely does the trick. i am still not smoking and do not even crave a cigarette when people are smoking in front of me.

Fix the bumper on my car
i think i fixed it!

i bought some epoxy gorilla glue and the bumper is no longer flaccid and flapping in the wind.

read a book a week (read all 2 entries…)
just finished a book

I just finished reading “Have A Little Faith” by Mitch Albom. I am not a religious person, but this book helped me put things in perspective.

quit smoking cigarettes (read all 3 entries…)
day two

no cigarettes at all today, still only have the half a cigarette last night. i am going to get some of the gum to ensure i can keep this up.

reframe the two pictures
halfway there

i took the two pictures that needed to be reframed to the store today.

read a book a week (read all 2 entries…)
just finished one last night

Miss Understanding. going to read Walking Across Egypt next.

quit smoking cigarettes (read all 3 entries…)
day one

this is my first day of being smoke free.

i did not stop to buy cigarettes on the drive into work. i can do this!



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