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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Thinking I should "Do It Now!"

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It is a bit costly. I had a few hosting accounts due to different projects over the years and have just finished moving everything over to one account to keep the costs down.

While the plugin makes it a little easier to manage the list in the backend, it’s really just a blog post with some text and a numbered list. You could still do it without the plugin :) I’m going to link each item to it’s own post where I can put my updates. The comments section will allow for any discussion. 5 months ago

SammieIt's weird ...

There’s still new people signing up for 43T and creating shiny new lists full of promise. 5 months ago

SammieMostly moved

It’s still a work in progress, but it’s mostly there now:

Slowly going through my past entries and creating posts to bring the info across where needed.

For anyone curious, it’s a self-hosted Wordpress Blog and I’m using the Bucket List plugin by Cleio&Co I’ve set the plugin up with two categories – My 43 Things and Completed. I’ve also edited the display code to show a numbered list rather than plain bullet points.5 months ago

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I used Cora_and_Clarice’s options file with HTTrack. Appears to have worked fine :) 5 months ago

SammieSadly starting to do this ...

With the news that 43T looks like closing I have started the task of moving all my data over to my blog.

I looked at other services out there, but felt it safer to move the data to somewhere where I had full control. 5 months ago

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SammieComfy cushions

Made a few for the lounge room. Don’t know why I procrastinated so long on this one, they were quick and simple and make the room look inviting. (I went with shades of red in the end, to match our wine coloured lounge chairs.) 11 months ago

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SammieIt's not much, but ...

... I scanned all the pages that had been done so far before I sent the journal on. I may have also added the files to the usb stick traveling with it … can’t quite remember. Will msg you a link. I know it’s not the same as holding the physical journal, but at least you’ll get a peek at some of the content. 11 months ago

SammieSo hot here today

I think it hit 37c and it’s still only Spring. Summer’s going to be a scorcher! This getaway was on my mind today, but still another 4 months away. I’m thinking I really need to be planning another sometime between now and then. 2 years ago

SammieLife Lessons

Just some musings on this week. Nothing to do with anything important, just something that’s been occupying my thoughts a little.

I keep thinking about the saying ‘when someone shows you who they are, believe them’. While it’s probably meant more for when people show you a negative aspect of themselves, I think it can also be applied to positives.

That said, it was a negative thing I was shown this week. Something that I know I’ve noticed before, but rationalised off or refused to acknowledge. So thinking deep thoughts on what this might mean and what my next step needs to be (if a next step is needed).

Aside from that little niggle, life is good :-) 2 years ago

SammieHe he

Cute :-) 2 years ago

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SammieOne excited boy

We did this the other week and it was a huge hit with the little man. He was so good in the theatre, sat through the whole movie – admittedly halfway through he ended up on my lap, but that was nice too :)

We did the whole popcorn and soft drink thing, not really a trip to the movies without them.

Madagascar 3 was bright and colourful and funny, so he of course loved it. Can’t wait for his next movie now! 2 years ago

SammieThings to take into Summer with me

... or perhaps more accurately, things to NOT take into Summer with me.

A little over 9 weeks until the first day of Summer in the Southern Hemisphere and I’ve been thinking about how I’d like this Summer to be, and what stands in the way of that happening.

I still crave that clutter-free existence, the one where the house feels spacious and airy and is a breeze to clean. The one where I can find things, because they’re where they should be and not hidden under a layer of “stuff”. The one where I can think clearly and focus on the task at hand, because we’re not surrounded by distracting piles of things screaming out “deal with me first!”

Each year I creep a little closer to the end goal, taking a few steps forward and then a couple backwards as busyness intervenes and the detritus of daily life starts to build up again.

Maybe this Summer will be the one that I finally step into unencumbered by my clutter?

[Photo credit:Mirabbi on morgueFile] 2 years ago

SammieFirst movie

He’ll be turning 4 in January and we haven’t been to see a movie at the theatre yet. I think he’s just the right age now to find it exciting and possibly even sit still through a movie ;-) Aiming to take him in the next couple of weeks as a special treat to see Madagascar 3. 2 years ago

SammieLouise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series

Wow! I came across this series quite by accident and haven’t been able to put them down since. There are currently 8 books in the series, plus a Novella (The Hangman) that sits between books 6 & 7.

I love a good mystery and these are absolutely wonderful whodunnits. The plots are rich and original and slowly wind throughout the books as each piece of the mystery is revealed. The imagery the author conjures up is so detailed that I often felt I was standing right there in Three Pines with Chief Inspector Gamache, strolling across the green to the bistro, waving to familiar townfolk.

Start with “Still Life” and I guarantee you’ll be hooked. 2 years ago

SammieFeeling a little stalled

The job is going wonderfully, the study not so much. It’s not that I’m not motivated to get it done, it’s just that … well, everything else is sooooo distracting! And I’m the absolute Queen of Procrastinators …

There’s also been a few hiccups with my course so I need to finish up my current unit and make a decision on whether to switch institutions or not. 2 years ago

SammieYou had me at "Sultry"

Must check this brew out, it sounds divine! 2 years ago

SammieSo I have my hands on the journal now ...

... and I’m just about to start my first entry. So much cool stuff in it already! 2 years ago


I know, it’s only a weekend away. 3 days with a change of scenary … but this household is so excited it’s not funny!

I guess that’s a good indication of how much we needed the break. sigh Can’t wait to do a lovely winter walk along the sand … 2 years ago

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That would definitely put me off it! 2 years ago

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