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’m still not fluent, my Japanese still isn’t great, but I feel like I am at a point where I can say I know Japanese. My grammar is shitty but I am consistent, I speak and write the same way. I know a lot of kanji, not all of them, but maybe like 700. When I hear Japanese I understand most of it, I can reply to most of it, and I can play video games in Japanese without a problem, and read manga or whatever. I’m working right now on learning harder words so I can understand the news and I’m trying to read more novels so I can get better in general.



that’s so great! congrats :)
i just started and it would be awsome if you give me some advice


Awee do your best!
My advice is this: Just try to read and hear Japanese every day!
If you study like once a week for a few hours it’s not enough, but if you can at least look at it or hear it for 30 minutes a day that’s a lot better.
Maybe try to start watching Japanese dramas or TV shows, or try to play a game.
It’s a struggle at first, but over time it gets easier and easier.
You can do it!

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