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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sistinas is ready for a new year

learn how to drive stick-shift (read all 2 entries…)

I learned to drive an old Isuzu Trooper with a stick shift in a college parking lot. Actually, I don’t know if “driving” would be the correct term; it was more like painstakingly moving the vehicle in a general forward motion. Through a lot of yelling and trial and error and the fact that it was broken (it wouldn’t go faster than 55 mph thanks to some pretty sketchy engine issues), I managed to drive the thing from Phoenix to LA. If you asked me now to drive a stick shift car I might be able to get it down the block, though I would be terrified to take it near any major street with stoplights. Can’t cross this one off yet.

Given that everyone I know with a stick shift these days has some kind of race clutch in their car, it might be a while before I get a chance to practice again.



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