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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get up & move about!


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RuthGI'm doing this

& will continue. Having the hourly reminder programmed in is a great help. Besides the good things this is doing for my physical health, it keeps me from getting sleepy!

Highly recommended for others whose work keeps them mostly seated. 4 years ago

RuthGAnother 2010 health goal

With the new research showing that sitting for long periods is very detrimental to one’s metabolism & overall health (here’s an excellent summary if you want to read about it), I’m going to change my workday habits.

My tendency has always been toward efficiency: I generally save up the tasks that would require me to leave my office (getting water or tea, using the bathroom, delivering something to a colleague) & do them all at once. I need to become more INefficient!

So this morning I have programmed a reminder every hour – 7 times throughout the workday – to get up & move for 5 minutes or so. I’ll be doing stairs, marching around my office, getting water, making a couple of corridor circuits, &/or stretching. My body will thank me! 4 years ago


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