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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Learn Japanese (read all 7 entries…)

I have been working on this! I made it my major in college, and all I can say is that studying it more in class has made me love the language and the country and its culture more than ever, I am utterly obsessed with it. I joined the Japanese Club at my university and it is awesome! I have made so many friends there and we go on lots of fun Japanese-related trips, plus I meet people who I can speak with. Also, I joined the Japanese Conversation Club. All of these things have helped me.
Sure, people here complain about Genki, but I like it, I find it useful. The trick is to not only use Genki, but use slang books, talk to other students (One of my friends in my class and I meet up weekly and speak to each other only in Japanese, and our teacher helps us), watch TV shows, read Japanese books, etc.
Try your hardest everyone! :]




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