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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debcat53 5 months ago

bame2013 Year End Report

In 2013 I read a total of 56 books, 43 fiction (11 of those mysteries), 13 non-fiction (4 of them biographies or memoirs).

After going through about a 6-week period when I could not find anything worth reading, I started keeping track of ‘unreadables.’ For the period of time I was doing that, there were 13 books I put in that category, 7 fiction, 6 non-fiction, of which I read anywhere from 25 to 100 pages before deciding I’d rather take poison then continue trying to read them.

Because I spend about an hour in the car each day commuting to my job (no public transportation available), I also listen to recorded books. I listened to 37 of those (24 fiction,7 of those mysteries, and 13 non-fiction, 10 of those biographies or memoirs). 11 months ago

dinaisu 21 months ago

bame2012 Year-End Report

I read a total of 56 boooks this year: 37 general fiction, 7 mysteries, 6 general non-fiction, and 6 memoirs. I wasn’t sure I was going to make my goal as I spent about a 2-month period unable to find anything worth reading. I’d read 50-100 pages of a book and give up on it.

I also listened to a total of 35 recorded books: 18 general fiction, 9 mysteries, 3 general non-fiction, and 5 memoirs. 23 months ago

Thenn88 2 years ago

bameEasy goal

This seems to be a pretty easy goal to keep up on. I do enjoy reading (most of the time) and I particularly enjoy keeping a journal of what I’ve read with a mini-synopsis and review of each book. I have found that when I’m reading a book I don’t like much, I simply avoid it entirely. To that end I’ve given myself permission to give up on a book if I’m not that into it by 50 pages or so. I used to think I had to read any book I bought or took out of the library, but no more. My free time’s too valuable to waste it. 2 years ago

adszalo 2 years ago


Finished “inside Scientology” about a week ago
Now reading “the killer of little shepherds” – a non-fiction book about a 19th century transient serial killer and the emerging sciences of forensic pathology, interrogation techniques, etc. 2 years ago

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