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 11 things

How I did it
How to find nice people to live with
It took me
2 months
It made me

How to knit gloves
It took me
2 months
It made me
warm and fuzzy

How to go vegan
It took me
3 weeks
It made me

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draw something every day (read all 6 entries…)

movement, patterns, thoughts and connections

keep in touch better (read all 3 entries…)

I buy a book of European stamps every month or so and try to send letters, cards, photos and drawings to whoever is on my mind. If I can afford to send a little present the letter becomes a packet.

keep in touch better (read all 3 entries…)
Does anyone have any tips on this?

I’ve lived in several different places and have gathered up some very good friendships and got to know other people not sooo intensely but enough to want to let them know I’m thinking of them now and then.

But I do find it so hard to keep in touch with different people regularly. I don’t wantit to be as impersonal as a mass mail and facebook is really not the hit.

I write letters and mails but don’t find the time to as often as I’d like and I don’t have the money for international calls very often.

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