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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get 1 million neopoints on neopets (read all 2 entries…)

Made my goal last week. It felt great. I saw that I needed only 2000 more Neopoints and so I played “Pyramids” until I earned that much.

How did I earn a million Neopoints? Well, I played a lot of Pyramids and Cliffhanger. I also played Spell-or-Starve. However, I gained most of my NP by saving. I also sold any good items like faeries or codestones in my shop. I am a member of Premium Neopets and they send out 2000NP every month if you stay a member. Also I would earn various amounts with the Premium scratchcard that goes out on Fridays. I did not try to restock or do anything out of the ordinary. I did play the stock market, but I only had 1000 shares that I bought for 15,000NP, but sold for 20,000NP. Basically, I have no tricks of the trade. Just hard work and saving.

It took me a long time to earn a million NP because I don’t play a lot of games. I keep 1000NP out to play games and the rest stays in the bank. I’ve been on Neopets since 2002, and I’ve basically been saving ever since. I have bought paintbrushes for my pets, petpets, and petpetpets, so I haven’t always had incentive to save for this goal. I also made a few mistakes, like buying a Tapira (a petpet) for 100,000NP when I thought they were rare but weren’t. Sigh.

I didn’t give up on my goal, however. If I can do it, you can do it, too.


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