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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Post a six word essay every day! (read all 34 entries…)
2014-04-04.Fri Very Loud Pop Woke Us Abruptly.

both sleeping soundly and a loud popping sound woke us both. mystery is we don’t know what it was. a firecracker? a can exploding? something pressurized? we looked around, nothing yet found.

Post a six word essay every day! (read all 34 entries…)
2014-04-01.Tue Happy April Fools' Day foolish friends.

for “Post a six word essay every day!”

expand my vocabulary
2014-04-01.Tue GOAL | expand my vocabulary - need action plan

(1) need words other than delicious and yummy.
(2) I value as resource
(3) devise a plan to reinforce new (or seldom used) words by using them
(4) resource:

Post a six word essay every day! (read all 34 entries…)
2014-03-29.Sat : Plans to attend the garden show!

not really wanting to be gone for 1/2 a day again after a busy week. But friend has invited me to garden show, so I think I will be going to that.

eat whole foods (read all 4 entries…)
2014-03-29.Sat : eating salads and fresh fruits regularly

simple trick – by the food at the market, then eat it !
don’t let it sit to spoil.
select salads and fresh veggies when eating out.

follow the VOLUMIZE concept (eating high volumes of low calorie healthy veggies)

challenge my brain with puzzles (read all 3 entries…)
2014-03-29.Sat : I joined LUMOSITY within the last month

(1) I play games at almost everyday
(2) I play word games regularly
(3) I have joined with a group to play cribbage
(4) I have joined lumosity and have done some exercises, need to make this more routine

Take vitamins daily (read all 2 entries…)

I’ve always been prepared to consume various supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs)

I am fairly disciplined about taking supplements regularly when I keep them in the kitchen, handy for taking after a meal.

my routine gets negatively impacted when I am not home bound. I need a method for taking supplements when I am out and about most of the day.

consume less sugar (read all 4 entries…)
2014-03-29.Sat grade C-

still craving sweets often and giving into craving.
had adult beverages while out with a friend and found myself having a chocolate attack when I returned.

  • NOT GOOD :( **

clean the house

scrubbed the commode

Post a six word essay every day! (read all 34 entries…)
2014-03-19.Wed | The Vernal equinox is upon us
March Equinox in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. is on
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:57 AM CDT

Pay it Forward (read all 4 entries…)
2014-03-16.Sun : Plans for tomorrow

Plan to pay it forward tomorrow helping a friend. I wonder why she’s asked me to do something that her family or close friends might help her with, but I am not questioning her. I am happy to help her.

Lose 20 pounds (read all 3 entries…)
2014-03-16.Sun : a diet that focus on macronutrient intake

found this interesting site:

3 meals / day:
CARBS PROTEIN FAT FIBER CALORIESGRAMS per day 15.9 159 63.6 32 – 40 1272
GRAMS per meal 5.3 53 21.2 11 – 13 424

blog (read all 2 entries…)
2014-03-16.Sun revisit blogging

rediscovering my half-hearted attempts to have blog spots. got down this path b/c of issue of 43things NOT posting to my blogs, although test posts work just fine.

discovered this motivator at wordpress:

The Daily Post @postaday | Inspiration and better blogging tools, from the folks at |

43THINGS says “Interested in having your posts here show up on your blog as well? We support several popular blog platforms:

Movable Type
Live Journal
Type Pad”
(I have accounts at Blogger, WordPress and Live Journal)

consume less sugar (read all 4 entries…)
2014-03-16.Sun | way too much sugar this week

no alcohol this week but way too many sweets. seem to be craving sweets.

Learn Spanish (read all 2 entries…)

no progress made this week :(
but there’s still time!

Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. (read all 7 entries…)

1. enjoying CBS SUNDAY MORNING while sipping black tea
2. our elderly dog with failing health is still with us
3. being able to help a friend tomorrow
4. having good enough energy
5. feeling generally healthy

learn how to be a minimalist from The Minimalists
the authors were just here in Austin

I missed their presentation at BookPeople b/c I had other plans.

blog (read all 2 entries…)
why is there continually error "There was an error posting to your blog."

trying to post my 43things entries to blog. keep getting error

“There was an error posting to your blog.
Your entry has still been saved. To try to re-post your entry, edit the entry, and re-select the blog that you’d like to post to.”

eat whole foods (read all 4 entries…)
2014-03-15.Sat enjoying a whole grains product sold by CENTRAL MARKET

don’t know all the ingredients off the top of my head but barley and rice and what else? is very dense and chewy.

Post a six word essay every day! (read all 34 entries…)

my tests to my blogs work, but none of my entries are posting to blog(s). WHY?

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