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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momkat9090Secret to keep

Been dumpster diving and having a lot of fun at it to boot! I did end up at Home Depot for a phone, but I do promise to keep it forever and ever. And I bought my brother a pasta pot/steamer for his birthday at Kohls. I thought he really deserved it and it will be the only store bought gift he ever gets anyway. :)
Think I’ll leave my dumpster diving finds here. Just don’t tell. 4 years ago


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I had to go buy a phone. I did try, bought several at Goodwill,but none of them worked. :( I promise to keep it forever, or something like that. 5 years ago


momkat9090No retail purchasing.

I’m going to not buy anything at a store, unless it’s consumable (or underwear).
I want to rescue things from heading to the landfill. And I’m going to send things on to someone who can use it.
I will only shop at resale and utilize freecycle.org
I think the hardest thing will be buying things I need for the house. 5 years ago


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