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.
43 Things is the world's largest goal-setting community. People here want to:Stress less find my dad Move to NYC lose 15 pounds ihatetopaint wants to stop buying clothes lose 5 pounds be in a band stop saying "you know" and "I mean" leave a HUGE tip to a waitress or waiter learn python become fit and healthy become a professional singer do something different with my hair go to Mexico be more positive Go Completely Wireless SeanDunx wants to Bowl over 200 Learn meditation Live by the beach find a home, not just a place to live date an italian Sing go to a Vanessa Carlton concert have female friends and chat with them online see the titanic watch all Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes adopt set up a weekly menu plan. Take Hip-Hop dance classes cast a spell on someone. make more money Michael Pierce wants to get out of debt Learn AJAX style programming learn german lose 10 lbs rent an apartment Weigh 140 lbs stop biting my nails Visit Niagra falls paint my kitchen eat mexican food Rachel wants to be the best Aunt ever meditate daily keep negative people out of my life luinel wants to lose 90 pounds make a free layout for my imvu home page Learn japanesse let go learn something new every day do yoga trace my roots to find proof of my American Indian heritage. get a real job make a collage Learn how to speak fluent Spanish Lose 20 pounds be a vegetarian for a week watch anime take cooking classes be more confident get my septum pierced visit all 50 states Hemp Aficionado wants to legalize industrial hemp dream lucidly Organize my iTunes library (rank, info etc.) learn to belly dance Share a night under the stars Vousavec wants to Learn Spanish be a better partner to the man I love be self-confident again meet Westlife run 25 miles a week flip houses Make my parents proud Want to learn Canadian Language learn C# live in my own house redecorate my bedroom Fall in love get a photograph published start a non-profit organization PunkMorgan wants to lose weight learn the constellations See Pearl Jam live kiss Pierre Bouvier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have more energy see harry potter and the half blood prince more then once send more thank you notes go horseback riding on the beach make brendon urie of panic! at the disco fall in love with me run with the bulls in Pamplona celebrate my benign schizophrenia quit smoking or smoke way less CreativeHeart wants to Do 100 consecutive push ups sleep in the nude enjoy get my lip pierced lose the weight i need to lose and keep it off watch every Steven Spielberg movie learn to sail go deep sea fishing K wants to Learn Japanese watch all movies on AFI's 100 Best movies list get a job Give advice to people who need it get fit Time travel get a motorcycle go to Heaven be a good wife find out my blood type