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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Adam Simon

I'm doing 7 things
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Start running
Tomorrow morning, bright and early, I start running

I’ve never, ever been a runner, but it’s probably the best exercise for me because it requires relatively little time to get a good workout. I would love to be cycling regularly again, but it quickly becomes a day-consuming activity in order to make it challenging. Considering that I’m working a full-time job, a part-time job, and doing a bunch of freelance design work, time is very scarce.

Here’s the plan: follow Cool Running’s couch-to-5k plan so that I’m running 5k three times a week in 9 weeks. Once that’s done, I’ll consider adding either yoga or weights on the other two weekdays. The last step would be to add a long-ish bike ride or hike on the weekend.

My reward for sticking with the running? A shiny new Mac mini that I can turn into a home media center.

Ride in the Acura LA Bike Tour

I not only want to ride in the bike tour, but also walk in the LA marathon immediately afterward. I was inspired by Will Campbell of Blogging.LA (, who did this (and moblogged it) in 2005:


I want to:
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