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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echo75's Life List

  1. 1. lose weight
    7 team members . 2 entries
    42,100 people
  2. 2. exercise more
    5,636 people
  3. 3. do pilates
    279 people
  4. 4. Get a bike and start bike riding
    18 people
  5. 5. Save money
    16,491 people
  6. 6. go to bed earlier
    1,761 people
  7. 7. keep a clean, well organized home
    1 entry
    44 people
  8. 8. Get organized and Stay organized!
    1 cheer
    520 people
  9. 9. establish useful routines
    23 people
  10. 10. decorate my house
    1 entry
    421 people
  11. 11. clean out the clutter
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    141 people
  12. 12. start jogging
    252 people
  13. 13. learn to sew
    4,064 people
  14. 14. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    1 cheer
    5,409 people
  15. 15. be more productive
    827 people
  16. 16. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  17. 17. design my own clothes
    4,224 people
  18. 18. visit Iceland
    1 cheer
    903 people
  19. 19. speak icelandic
    1 cheer
    11 people
  20. 20. Visit Japan
    1 entry
    5,960 people
  21. 21. Learn Japanese
    10,794 people
  22. 22. read french, write french, speak french.
    188 people
  23. 23. Walk the Great Wall of China
    642 people
  24. 24. write a book
    31,381 people
  25. 25. read, read, and read some more
    346 people
  26. 26. read every book I own
    2,099 people
  27. 27. become a better photographer
    1,998 people
  28. 28. Write every day
    998 people
  29. 29. write more letters
    1,879 people
  30. 30. Get a literary agent
    72 people
  31. 31. Learn how to French-inhale cigarettes and blow smoke rings. Even though I don't smoke.
    229 people
  32. 32. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  33. 33. have conversations late into the night with fascinating people
    2,044 people
  34. 34. be more social
    5,407 people
  35. 35. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  36. 36. Stop caring what other people think of me
    4,658 people
  37. 37. be more confident
    11,598 people
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lose weight (read all 2 entries…)
A small loss...

Hopped on the scales today and I’ve lost 700grams (or 1.5lbs). Not a huge loss but a loss nonetheless. I’m happier about the new routines I’ve put into effect, like bringing in healthy lunches (rather than succumbing to the office cafeteria and its lure of french fries) and organising a weekly delivery of organic fruit and veggies, which means I don’t have to food shop as often and can resist temptation!

keep a clean, well organized home
First day in...

Did a great clean uparound the house and BAAAM! enter the 2 year old. The place is definitely not as neat as before – and that was even with me trying to clean up as I went along.

Any ideas to share?

clean out the clutter
First attempt at the declutter.

My quick win will be decluttering the bathroom but the long-term goal will be deforesting the study! I have a heap of books that I don’t want anymore. Any ideas on what I do with them?

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