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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speak more clearly
Have tried reading aloud

Will see how much this helps – most of speaking clearly for me is learning to speak slower so this is a good way to practice that.

swear less
A swear jar helps, so does a buddy.

I have put a swear jar between my workmate and I – at first we put loads of cash in there but we are a lot better these days, I still swear, but now I think about it before I do it and it has more impact to me.

Bonus: The proceeds from the swear jar are going to buying cider =)

learn to raise one eyebrow
I can sometimes do this for a tiny by by accident

I have been practicing holding an eyebrow up with my hand, it helps – a large part of not being able to do it was lack of flexibility in my forehead muscles. I have a better idea of what to do to make it go up but still can’t do it on demand, sometimes though just as I look in a mirror I do it for a split second and it’s pretty awesome =).

When watching TV is a good time to hold it up in place, looks pretty funny though – also, when I try and do it I pull a strange face…

triple my reading speed
Making good progress

I got the book 10 days to faster reading ( and that has been really great to work through. My reading speed has at least doubled, but comprehension is a bit down – hopefully that comes back with practice. Two things I have noticed though: You need to keep it up, it’s easy to slip back into old reading habits, you are basically retraining how you read. Also, it’s helped my reading aloud, we instead of speaking the word as I read it, I now read a few words in front so know better where to put emphasis / have time to deal with unusual words.



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