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 24 things

How I did it
How to start Making my own bread
It took me
1 day
It made me

Recent entries
become a better long distance runner
My progress thus far

So far I ran twice this week…on Mon I ran aprox 3 miles and on Wednesday I ran 5.4 miles!! I am so proud of myself. I initially thought the switch from the treadmill to outdoors was going to be alot more difficult than it actually was…I enjoy running outdoors far more greater than running on a treadmill. Eventually I would like to be able to run 10 miles. Tonight I will stick with the 5.4 mile run tonight and probably the next week. In about three weeks I want to add another 1.5 miles to my run (3 would be fantastic but I want to set realistic goals so I don’t set myself up for disappointment)

Make all my own cleaners
I made my own windex!!

So I made my own windex and it works just as good, if not better, than the store bought commercial stuff. I feel so much better that I am breathing in non-toxic fumes that don’t irritate the respiratory system and is safe for my little baby (4 yr old Jack Russell Terrier “Inego”) to play around!

Next I want to make floor, acidic, and basic cleaners!!

Eventually I want to stop using all commercial cleaners and detergents in my household

Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
Can't get a permit until January...

So I and 3 other friends are planning a hike from the south rim back up the south rim…I am currently training for this by doing endurance like activites…I am planning to go in May 2010 meaning that I can’t apply for my permit until January, initially I was planning on staying overnight at Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the canyon but I think I would get a more rewarding experience if I stuck to traditional camping methods


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