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:eat mexican food Clean out my closet. backpack through Europe Learn AJAX style programming move to america Start running K wants to Learn Japanese house Fall in love with someone Get a tattoo exercise 3X a week read 12 books in 2010 thebean wants to lose 25 pounds Lose 150 pounds PhD Expand my culinary experience find out what Native American tribe I am garden more learn to let go eat more vegetables regret nothing Move to NYC Watch season 4 of the l word grow my hair to the floor Shelli wants to become a nurse make a free layout for my imvu home page sort out my finances see the northern lights go to college enjoy dance like shakira learn to astral project trace my roots to find proof of my American Indian heritage. be a film extra Get back to my healthy eating habits find out my blood type Xiubami wants to identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) know what job fits me best Record an album visit every MLB stadium Get my laundry done decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life pay off my debt go to France go to church more often confused101 wants to Beat my depression go to China go to Mexico leave a HUGE tip to a waitress or waiter figure out what clothes suit me and fit me learn how to make computer programs and stuff like that Watch a Joan of Arcadia Episode Learn Portuguese have more patience get a makeover be polyamorous reinvent myself write a novel go to New York set up a weekly menu plan. do my taxes Get more sleep hair removal Rainbowshappen wants to create a graphic novel run a mile every day see a Broadway play, on Broadway get a nice house Be a good sister take my camera everywhere go fishing ihatetopaint wants to stop buying clothes make a difference get snakebites learn to spin my own yarn Make a movie make brendon urie of panic! at the disco fall in love with me play sims 2 online for free learn to play bass guitar Buy a ferrari play guitar Hemp Aficionado wants to legalize industrial hemp go deep sea fishing WATCH THE WHOLE NARUTO SERIES learn to draw manga Learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance write a screenplay find a pro ana buddy better husband Make a beat do yoga start a blog make my own advice column swim in the Mediterranean design my own tattoo design my name for free learn the constellations Tara Anderson wants to complete the tkga master knitter hand knitting program, level 1 Own cowboy boots how to make a friendster layout using my picture? Radisauris wants to Learn to surf make others happy go on a 30 day fast learn to draw find new friends financial independence visit every continent Go Completely Wireless give something away every time i get something new Be the best Mum I can be learn to be more patient