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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recycle my books
Recycle my books

As a book collector, I have lots of books in my home. But if I do a reading inventory on how many of my books I have read out of my entire collection, I think it would be less than 20%. Why is this so? Its possible that I buy more books than I read. Space to store the books is increasingly becoming scarcer. So, I have pledged that from now on, 2 books must be donated for every new book added to the collection. Do you think this is reasonable? I hope so. Its a good way to force myself to read my collection, make room for new books, and recycle at the same time.

increase my knowledge
Learning something new everyday

If you are busy learning something new everyday, you won’t be bored or lonely, and its a good way to make friends. We are all here to learn and share our knowledge with others.

take better care of myself
Its a goal you do every day

Take care of yourself everyday. You owe it to you, and to your loved ones. Your body is your vehicle, so if you want to be around for a long time, take care of your vehicle.

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