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 30 things

singsingsing's Life List

  1. 1. help keep the world's only breeding grounds of Giant Australian Cuttlefish safe, and help save this remarkable creature from extinction
    9 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. organise family photos!
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2 people
  3. 3. build a natural swimming pond
    4 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  4. 4. Run a 3k
    16 entries . 3 cheers
    9 people
  5. 5. do the splits
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    2,308 people
  6. 6. Improve my posture
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,721 people
  7. 7. laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh
    1 entry . 9 cheers
    29 people
  8. 8. donate to the Jack Thompson Foundation
    3 entries
    1 person
  9. 9. don't forget to love like a pisces
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. enjoy the transition pre menopause (is this possible?)
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  11. 11. Stay at the only 7 star hotel in the world - Burj al-Arab Hotel in Dubai
    3 cheers
    5 people
  12. 12. Finish the Anastasia-Ringer Cedars series
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  13. 13. Take my daughter to meet Santa Claus in Lapland
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    3 people
  14. 14. renovate my house
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    128 people
  15. 15. Learn more about perfumes
    2 cheers
    2 people
  16. 16. buy a Japanese knitting book
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    2 people
  17. 17. go snorkeling over a coral reef
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    4 people
  18. 18. Give 1000 cheers
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    93 people
  19. 19. taebo
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    6 people
  20. 20. Fund 43 microloans through
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    46 people
  21. 21. pillow fight club
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    0 people
  22. 22. Trace my family tree
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    3,042 people
  23. 23. get rid of all my clutter
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    1,098 people
  24. 24. design a 'western' style squat toilet, and install
    1 person
  25. 25. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  26. 26. 43 things I will do (if) (when!) I've won significant amount of energy transfer = money
    26 entries
    1 person
  27. 27. see an active volcano
    2 cheers
    186 people
  28. 28. patent an invention
    153 people
  29. 29. publish my song "sing sing sing"
    1 entry
    1 person
  30. 30. z u m b a has landed LOL
    1 cheer
    1 person

How I did it
How to continue to use henna & indigo for greying hair
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to build a cardboard castle
It took me
5 weeks
It made me
play chasings

How to learn to use the 720 vinyl sign cutter
It took me
3 weeks
It made me
do a happy dance

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Recent entries
build a natural swimming pond (read all 4 entries…)
on hold

need to put this on hold over winter.

machinery breakdowns & life pffft. It’s only a 3M wide dig!

I’m having a life reshuffle and seriously considering a move to the coast (where I grew up) and maybe it will be on a hill, beside the sea :D

get rid of all my clutter (read all 3 entries…)
freecycle I lurve you :)

the trans-generational spell of granny hoarding is lifting (no, I don’t keep them under the stairs)

I haven’t gone mad. This was a biggy, and for other women who stash yarn, fabric etc I know you will understand! Over the years while raising a big family it was comforting that I could always afford this type of retail therapy at opp shops (thrift).

5 x balls of nice NEW baby wool. white 100% wool and it was combined with what was an expensive pattern when I bought it.

gone gone gone (well almost, as I’m going to drop off this arvo)

I’m looking fwd to feeling lighter knowing someone will enjoy.

now the voice of unstarted, unfinished projects will shuttfup ha ha.

breathe in abundance :)

Compete in Targa Tasmania (read all 2 entries…)

hmmmmm sponsor a car with our logo in next year’s targa?

whist cashing in some spare bits and pieces from the wrecks I’ve recently met a competitor who suggested it.

taking this off the List

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