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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Alyssa is a singular girlProgress

Over the weekend I acquired eight half-pint jars, as well as a copy of “Canning for a New Generation”. The temperature through most of the week is supposed to be something stupidly high so I’m not sure I’ll want to have huge vats of water boiling, but I hope the meteorologists are wrong because I really want to make some sort of strawberry something. 2 years ago


Alyssa is a singular girlAn annual phase

About once a year I get all domestic and decide to do everything from scratch. “I’m gonna bake my own bread all the time! I’ll grow my own herbs! I’ll make seitan! No more frozen pizzas, ever!”

This lasts sometimes a month, sometimes just until I actually do one of those things and realize frozen pizzas were invented for a reason. This weekend I’m going to try to make my own bagels, and we’ll see how my mood is then.

But anyway, I’ve finally read “Fast Food Nation” and all sorts of books about how processed foods are so disgusting and will be the death of us all, so I’m going to attempt to do a little more from scratch than I do now. (Which is already more than most people I know, but I like to push myself.) So I want to make my own salsa, and can it instead of buying Pace or whatever not even good stuff, and put away jars of summer peaches and whatnot. Then next winter I can feel all smug about what I have socked away. 2 years ago


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