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 Spanish (read all 3 entries…)
How I started

It has been my dream for over a decade already and suddenly two months ago the thought struck me ´Why not to start right now?’. I found the best school in Kiev and started attending group lessons twice a week.
And I like the process so much! This language is amazing! Even bad words sound so beautifully in it! By now among other things I can describe myself in Spanish, have a small talk with a stranger asking all the simplest questions and I can count from 0 to 1000 fast! Not bad, I think. It’s funny but while studying Spanish I often translate new words to English first and than to Russian or Ukrainian. It ’s also easier for me to remember new words by connecting them with English analogs. Maybe it’s always so when you study more than one foreign language.
Reading books, watching films and listening Spanish songs help to broaden passive vocabulary fast. There is also a good resource on BBC


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