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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Construct a masterplan on how I will run MY house once my parents have moved down to England and left ME in charge muahahahahahaha


 

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JayUnecessary bills

My internet connection should get cut off at 12pm today, along with my telphone and cable TV. I can’t afford those bills. Or rather I’d prefer to spend the money on better things, like guinea pigs. And when I get back from my holidays I’ll cancel the TV license, and then there will be NO TV. I will be happy. But my poor internet. It was supposed to be cut off 6 minutes ago…hmmm. 7 years ago


Jaytest week

My darling mammie has flown off down to England to visit my dad so I am in charge for a week.

One of my first steps towards independence is to stop washing my brother’s dirty laundry. He’ll be 20 in May but he still comes home and dumps it for me and my mum to do. I absolutely refuse to be his maid! The question I’m now facing is whether I should a) just do nothing and hope he comes over in the middle of the week to pick up his clean clothes…muahahaha or b) text him and offer to do his laundry in return for a small charge. 7 years ago


JayDefinite

no matter what happens the air freshener has to go. It is wrong on so many levels. My dear mother bought it a couple of months ago and it has terrorised our lives ever since. It sits in the corner of the living room and periodically spits out a stream of air freshening particles.

You can be sitting peacefully on the floor perhaps reading a paper about tail-flicking in moorhens when suddenly you hear this evil hissing sound like some angry viper is about to attack. And then you taste the delightful chemical mixture in your mouth just before the hideous scent smothers all of the other senses. And that is why it has to go. 7 years ago


JayWhat is going on?

I don’t know. My brother (or rather his girlfriend) worked out all his finances and figured out he needs more money if he wants to move out next year. But my mum has none to give him. I think he’ll cave in and get a student loan like any normal person. If he doesn’t then that’ll mean he’ll be back living with me, and will no doubt bring his lady love with him.

And I was so looking forwards to a life of peace and withdrawl… 7 years ago


JayUntitled

My dad’s antique cameras have got to go.

They are a pain.

I guess it will just be a battle between me and my mum to see who’s house they don’t get kept in. My point of view is that they should stay with their loving owner. 7 years ago


JayFirst things first

There’ll be no more of this “TV watching” in MY house. Therefore step 1 is to convince my brother that television and subsequently television licenses are not necessary.

Next all cleaning products will be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives.

I shall subsist on an entirely vegetarian, fair-trade organic diet, as shall Jack and Dougal (my brother can subsist on ready meals from Iceland and whatever is available from the chip shop). 7 years ago


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