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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50-50-50 Plan 50 Things to Do 50 Times the Year I Turn 50 (read all 3 entries…)
The List

Athletic

1. Do 50 push ups
2. Swim 50 laps
3. Play 50 tennis matches
4. Walk 50 miles
5. Ride my bike 50 miles
6. Lift 50 pounds 50 times
7. Demonstrate 50 yoga moves

Community

8. Plant 50 trees
9. Feed a meal to 50 homeless people
10. Do 50 hours of community work
11. Make 50 people microloans of $50 dollars through Kiva.org

Intellectual

12. Read 50 books
13. Watch 50 award winning movies
14. Memorize 50 Haiku
15. Memorize 50 passages from the Bible
16. Write 50,000 words about the experience
17. Make 50 blog posts about my experience

Social

18. Send 50 books to 50 friends
19. Fast for 50 hours
20. $50 every week for 50 weeks on yourself
21. Write 50 words



Comments:

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Thanks!

Its just a start though. Hopefully I will be able to come up with many more things before then…41 to be exact.

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Trauma_Junkie ready for recovery week, and data pushing.

Oooh Fun

I like this goal. I might adopt it, for me though it would be before I turn 40…(eek).
Are you open to suggestions? I’d suggest 50 hours of volunteersing…
and raising 50 dollars 50 times for your favorite charity…

Suggestion

I very open to suggestion. Thank you for the ones you have given me so far. (You don’t look 40 at all)

Trauma_Junkie ready for recovery week, and data pushing.

:)

me, or the dog?

I’m not 40 yet, but it is approaching in a few years, which is just killing me!

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