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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Noodles84 9 months ago

Noodles84One week in

I am being very good about staying away from things that I said I would but as a whole I don’t think I am doing my best … using my new found time. Because it is Lent I want to do more:
  • Prayer / Mediation
  • Spending time with family
  • Walking
  • Enjoying outdoors (weather permitting) 9 months ago

Noodles84Wasteful internet time

I spend a lot of time on the internet and most of it is just wasted time. So I am giving up wasting time on the internet.

What does that mean? No Youtube, Reddit, Facebook, or Twitter. Tumblr only to fill my queue and the time me and my husband spend together on Tumblr before bed. Pinterest I can use as a recipe book or instructions for crafts but no time just surfing to see what I can see.

Also, another big thing is since I am giving up Youtube. No extra TV time to “make up” for it. 9 months ago

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iamevoxus 22 months ago


give up facebook for lent. i will only miss it for my fitness and nutrition pages that i subscribe to. otherwise its not a big deal. i completely forgot aobut this yesterday so am starting today. will kind of be hard cos i go on fb when im bored alot. but i did this last year and i can do it again! so here we go… adios facebook! 22 months ago

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margriet 2 years ago

gabier_39Good-bye Lactose

I am giving up dairy for lent this year… oh cheese you will be missed. but it must be done.

So far it has been three weeks and I have been successful. Only….. three and a half more to go!

Surprisingly i feel reallllly good without dairy. Soy is a great alternative 2 years ago

gabier_39 2 years ago

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