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 9 things

How I did it
How to run a marathon
It took me
4 months
It made me

How to learn cake decorating
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

How to run a half marathon
It took me
105 days
It made me
So proud!

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Recent entries
be active in a charity

I have been volunteering at our local library once a week for two hours for the past 7 months. Although it is not a charity, I am being charitable by donating my time to a worthy organization, so I believe this applies. The library has suffered from cutbacks and really relies on volunteers to help out since their staff is not big enough to handle the workload. I love helping out there and have my own job now, which is magazine display.

Read 13 books or more in 2009. (read all 5 entries…)
Book #5 "How to Be Good" by Nick Hornby

Very enjoyable – same guy that wrote “High Fidelity”. Now I only need to read 7 books in the next two months to fulfill this goal – yikes!

Read 13 books or more in 2009. (read all 5 entries…)
Book #4

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picault

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