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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Newleaf4HIMone week later

After one week without t.v. I took a break from my “fast” and watched some tonight. First some news about the election, then something pointless and then a few minutes of something I found inspirational. I don’t feel too bad about watching but from now on, I want to watch only programs that benefit my life and never to just pass the time. Well I’ll be back on track tomorrow because I still want to achieve this goal. I feel confident because i actually enjoyed a week of peace and have been reflecting on other distractions and escape tactics which are still present in my life. For instance: Listening to loud music, spending too much time with others and not enough time by myself, too much reading without putting what I’ve read into action, and of course food and alcohol can be escapes. I found myself creating drama at times just to avoid dealing with anything real. At a party this weekend, I caught myself trying to be the entertainment instead of being happy just to be. I’ve had such an epiphany about how when we are not watching t.v. we’re constantly looking for substitute distractions from dealing with and living life. Well, at least I’m finally on to myself! 6 years ago

Newleaf4HIMstayed strong

Today I really wanted to just watch one show but I didn’t give in. I was feeling a lot more stress today and I’m used to using t.v. as an escape. I’m really starting to understand the parallels some people see between t.v. and drug use. I feel good about myself that I stayed strong on my third day of “t.v. rehab.” Yay for me! 6 years ago


This is my first day and so far I’m not too bored yet. It gave me a chance to evaluate my goals on 43 things which I haven’t done in ages! 6 years ago


Heck, I went a whole year! 6 years ago

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