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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Magpie_399 Cheers to the new year.

Practice Spanish
Progress Report 1

I love Spanish. Not quite as I do German, as the first foreign language I have learned will always hold a special place in my heart, but Spanish has its good points, too.

It is easy, the grammar goes against all the restrictions they set for us in English, and actually very pretty. There is also the fact that I have better access to study materials outside the classroom. What took me a whole year to comprehend in German, we are studying now in Spanish – after mere months. I get so excited when I am able to pick up full sentences in Spanish from the snippets I hear on TV.

The only thing that disappoints me is that we have not quite gotten into the grammar aspect yet. Then again, as explained by both of my language teachers, grammar does not come into play until the second year of language learning.


nudge_the_curmudgeon loves the creation of 43 things. Hates the ending of 43things.

pregunta, por favor? or Eine frage, bitte?

I don’t know if I typed that title right….

What made you get into Spanish? And what made you get into German?

Magpie_399 Cheers to the new year.

For a foreign language credit, I chose German. I found that I really loved it and decided that languages are something I would enjoy pursuing. Considering the fact that Spanish is a commonly spoken language and would be of great use, I decided to begin taking that class as well.

Und du? Warum lernen Sie Deutsch? (And for the record, I believe the title is in fact correct.) And do you take any other languages or at least have an interest in possibly learning more?

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