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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C. Miles

I'm doing 4 things

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  1. 1. Write a script
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    301 people
  2. 2. Make a short film
    4 cheers
    675 people
  3. 3. manage my time better
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1,491 people
  4. 4. blog regularly
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    194 people
Recent entries
get a passport
I finally did it

This has been on my list for ages, I finally buckled down and got the passport. It took a while but it finally arrived this week. Now I can travel to Canada again!

manage my time better (read all 4 entries…)
Progress kind of so-so

This goal has been difficult for me to assess… Definitely, I’m better at managing my time. At this point, I think there are very few things that are falling through the cracks. I’ve been able to stay on top of my bills for the last two months, even with funds being stretched tight by my finish my basement goal. When work started getting on my case about the status of my software project I was able to provide detailed information about what issues are fixed and where I am with the other ones.

That said, I’m seeing a real problem with balance. I tend to tire myself out during the workday and then I have little if any energy left for my own projects. This is something that I have to work on if I want to keep myself from growing completely insane.

buy a digital video camera (read all 2 entries…)
Money money money

My finish my basement project went way over on money, so I haven’t had the cash to purchase the camera. I’m finally getting my budget back under control, however; it looks like I’ll be back in the market for a camera in early November.

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