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.
43 Things is the world's largest goal-setting community. People here want to:Organize My Day find my biological grandfather create a list of 100 must-read books and read them. LaMina wants to learn french Finish what I start have flat abs find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year Amaze people sell my motorcycle find my dad get a good job To live instead of exist run a mile every day be a free member on runescape paint daily Read all the books in the Warriors Series by: Erin Hunter volunteer at an animal shelter Drive cross country write a story of my life journey Lynnaii wants to Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. Visit Niagra falls watch free movies drink less soda only eat when I'm hungry finish my tattoo go to China InshaAllah memorize the Quran make xanga layouts think positively forgive stop pulling my hair page099 wants to give up alcohol marry Brad Pitt live in my own house Take Hip-Hop dance classes Radisauris wants to Learn to surf make my own website with games garden more Grow roses and herbs in my garden get my motorcycle license become a professional singer Get my laundry done have female friends and chat with them online Learn Lithuanian figure out what clothes suit me and fit me See Pearl Jam live learn C# Make my parents proud watch all Curb Your Enthusiasm episodes Get more sleep pay off my loans relax graduate from college littlesteps wants to Save money Visit Japan visit london publish a book start a non-profit organization سكس زينب visit all 50 states PrinceYuuri wants to start a photo journal - take at least a photo a day to represent my life procrastinate less Love without fear get rid of all my clutter wake up when my alarm clock goes off nudist write a screenplay Take better care of my appearance ethanunzicker wants to be adventurous write a sestina Achieve Financial Freedom teach a fitness class build an online portfolio hike the appalachian trail be in a band go on a road trip, alone. volunteer in India cook for my friends Play My Sims online for free MEET VALENTINO ROSSI Be the best Mum I can be sort72 wants to Daily: Reflect on at least 5 things for which I'm grateful (Happiness Manifesto #2) love and be loved in return read minds write more music Do homework the day I get it get a new car gain one good habit every week Never stop learning learn to make tamales learn stenography Anastasia Weber wants to change my name let go make others happy i want to talk to people online just to talk Go see Third Day in Concert Upgrade my PC Read every Far Side Comic Strip stop saying "you know" and "I mean" Learn meditation ethanunzicker wants to Learn to surf get my GED Learn how to make music with Reason be content learn how to use a hex editor Lose 70 pounds go on a shopping spree go on a road trip with no predetermined destination Design and build my own house taste 100 types of CHOCOLATE