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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Tana Foster

is trying really hard to be a good vegan and is trying to avoid sugar.

Recent entries from Tana Foster
Tana Foster 3 years ago

Tana FosterI Can Totally Relate

You sound a lot like me! I don’t know if you have kids or not, but it is especially hard for me to get rid of anything related to them. Like you, I am afraid that I will forget all of the adorable little things about them and their lives with me. It makes me sad to get rid of things. I also draw and paint, so I can so relate to what you said about getting rid of previous work. It is really difficult. I scan a lot of my kids homework over the years and keep some hard copies. My goal is to have one file box of papers for each person in my family, and one file box for each with toys or other objects in those. That’s my goal…difficult to reach. If something is to big or awkward to scan, then I will take pictures of them and then donate as much as possible. I still have so many boxes of my kids’ clothes from when they were little. I think of them being little and wearing the outfits. I feel kind of coo koo sometimes. 3 years ago

Tana FosterLittle by Little

I have been trying really hard to wittle down our stuff. I try to donate at least one large garbage bag of stuff a week. I’ve been working on my son’s room. I want him to have a nice room that only has stuff that he likes in there. He deserves that. 3 years ago


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