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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~ John Lee ~rough winter is great for compost

now that all the snow and ice it gone it seems there is an endless supply of leaves and other matter in corners and around shrubs in the garden, I wonder if this stuff all broke down in other years when it was not under the blanket of snow

whatever the case, it is all going into the compost as I clean the gardens 8 months ago

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aswedishlimeBlack gold

It’s my new favorite thing to go out and check the progress of our compost. I’m finally starting to see the rich brown color of it and it’s exciting to think about the transformation. 2 years ago

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Considering this done, though it will be ongoing and I have yet to produce any soil! I took my first bucket load to the compost yesterday. It was brimming with old kitchen scraps and garden trimmings. I don’t really like the container I have right now but I’ll keep using it and be on the lookout for a better bucket in the future. 2 years ago

GoodEveningMissWell it's kinda working...

Literally going the minimum effort route. Didn’t have a hoe or something to turn the pile, so it got pretty nasty. And then I avoided it. But hey! Nature prevails over my laziness and I actually see soil. And lots of critters. Didn’t see any worms, but they’re probably in there. Pretty black soil. However, there’s some papers that didn’t really decompose in the pile. It’ll get there though. 2 years ago


So I have a compost bucket/container going. I’m keeping it outside on the patio as I don’t have any space in my kitchen right now. There’s been a few opportunities to toss veg scraps in there. But I am finding that I keep forgetting and putting the scraps down the garburator like usual! Agh! Need to break that habit! 2 years ago

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aswedishlime 7 years ago

aswedishlimecalling this done

Perhaps I’m removing this prematurely, because we’re nowhere near having usable compost, but I want to clear some space on my “active” list.

We’ve got a countertop compost container that we are adding all of our scraps to, I check the bin outside nearly everyday, and we should be able to do a turnover this weekend. I’m pretty sure composting will be built into a solid habit in no time, and we’ll learn the tricks to get some great compost cookin’! 2 years ago


Okay, so, this is my plan for now. Since I live in a 550 square foot condo having a compost is going to be a little different than if I had my own house with land. My intentions with this are to ‘practice’ composting because I really don’t know much about it and right now I garden in containers and only need a little soil. I also don’t want a gross compost stinking up my small patio. So what I’m going to do it find a medium size bucket with lid and keep my kitchen/garden scraps in there. Then once a week I will take the bucket over to parent’s house where they have a proper compost bin (empty and not being used at all) so I can cultivate the compost over there. Hopefully I can get them to start adding their kitchen waste as well, I really don’t understand why they aren’t doing it already. 2 years ago

aswedishlimeIs it too early

to go check up on it? :D 2 years ago

aswedishlimewe are officially composting!

Got enough of a base layer of “browns” consisting of shredded cardboard and what twigs we could find in the yard, watered that down, added the “greens” we’ve been collecting with our kitchen scraps this week, and spread some old grass clippings we’d found piled up on the edge of the yard, and did a light misting over the top!

Locked the top and walked away!

We are composting! 2 years ago

aswedishlimeshredding cardboard as I write

for some “browns!” 2 years ago

aswedishlimewe bought a SoilSaver!!

At a much reduced price through a county incentive program!!

It is assembled and in our backyard, hungrily awaiting some food scraps. 2 years ago

daniesbucketlist 2 years ago

todomoosimple compost bin 2 years ago

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