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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amygda7astill taking the stairs whenever possible...

...but I’m not really into counting them all. Average of 7 flights a day, I’d guess. 6 years ago


amygda7aBetween now and when I leave for vacation...

So, here’s the challenge “This is a challenge we have at work to walk up flights of stairs over a period of time. There are three levels: Bronze (88 flights), Silver (175 flights), Gold (380 flights).” Let’s see if I can get here by, say, May 6. 6 years ago


Kim NGold!

I finished the challenge and earned the Gold today. 350 floors since the beginning of February. I hope they do it again soon, because I need challenges like this for motivation. 6 years ago


MamaKittyOops!

I must not have hit save on my last entry. Add another 67 for me. That brings my total to 148. Silver and a bit beyond is fine with me! 6 years ago


Kim N238 Floors

I’m up to 238 Floors. I only have to average 7 floors every workday to finish by March 28. I can tell that my hiney and thighs have benefited from the stair walking. 6 years ago


Kim N161 floors so far

Thursday, I wasn’t able to do many stairs because I was in a training class in the morning and taking care of car trouble in the afternoon. Otherwise, I probably could have gotten the silver today. Something to look forward to when I go to work Monday! Unless I seek out some stairs this weekend. 6 years ago


MamaKittyTime for a push

2/25 – 8 flights
2/26 – 7 flights
2/27 – 5 flights
2/26 – 6 flights

Total for four days 26
Total for challenge: 81 6 years ago


MamaKittyTen more in two days

As the weekend wore on I was tired and I started to take the elevator. I wasn’t home for long, so I did not take so many stairs. I’m off for a few days, so I’ll catch up:) Total: fifty-five. 6 years ago


Kim N108 Floors

I’m at 108 floors now. I should get another 4 to 6 before I leave work today. 6 years ago


MamaKittyAdd another 10

That is four flights at work +six at home for a grand total of forty-five! 6 years ago


Kim N63 Floors so far

At this rate, I need to go up 13 floors each workday until the end to get 350. That’s doable. 6 years ago


MamaKittyWith

sleeping kids to awaken and the bathroom upstairs, the laundry in the basement, and the computer on the first floor…I rack up a lot of stairs. Because I know from my own experience that work stairs are more plentiful between floors than house stairs, I’m only taking about half credit for house stairs. Therefore, add another ten to my total 25 + 10 = 35 6 years ago


MamaKittyNeeds some work

3 more work stairs + 8 home stairs + previous 4 work stairs =15 flights. This is still quite doable.
Edit: +10 more = 25 flights! 6 years ago


Kim NFifteen floors

I think that’s right. By the end of the day today, I had walked up 15 floors (including yesterday). I find myself going to check my mailbox one floor up more. That’s an added benefit because I forget to check it a lot. 6 years ago


MamaKittyOkay...

Four flights at work. Now at home, I take several flights daily. Are we counting only work stairs? 6 years ago


Kim NThree floors so far

I’m getting a slow start because of the flu, but I’m beginning in earnest now. The timeframe is Feb. 4 – Mar. 28. That means I have to do 50 floors a week to hit the gold. That’s 10 each workday. Wow. I better get stepping! 6 years ago


MamaKittyThis is a nice measurable challenge

Kim, do you have a time frame yet? 6 years ago


Kim NDare to Stair Challenge

This is a challenge we have at work to walk up flights of stairs over a period of time. There are three levels: Bronze (88 flights), Silver (175 flights), Gold (350 flights). Whichever level we complete, we’ll get awarded a little some time off.

It starts Monday, but I don’t know when it ends. I need to find out and calculate how many flights I have to walk per day to get the Gold.

I like challenges like these. At my workplace, they’re really promoting fitness, health and well-being. They offer chair massages at lunchtime on certain days. We have to pay for them, but it’s great to have them available right there in the building. 6 years ago


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