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:improve my public speaking skills wardpower wants to speak 5 languages watch more black and white classic movies (pre-1950) Learn Ruby set up a website to sell the things i make get rid of all my clutter regret nothing swim in the Mediterranean program a mmorpg learn to whistle Grow in my faith give something away every time i get something new want to steal yahoo password see imogen heap in concert Claytons wants to get in shape Grow roses and herbs in my garden job hunt go to college get a kitten Time travel liver flush Exhibit my photographs. be happy and in love Visit Maine Learn to Salsa Watch season 4 of the l word Do nothing kiss Pierre Bouvier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! only eat when I'm hungry dunk a basketball Donnale wants to practice 'Happiness Manifesto' daily Stay in college Send a postcard to Postsecret desitorrent upload all my cds to Itunes publish a book learn to swim write a short story. Fall in love watch less tv own a home okpls wants to read 50 books in a year Sleep well go on a road trip with no predetermined destination learn to pick a lock see a lunar eclipse Pass the BCBA exam go to the oscars Get my laundry done sleep under the stars make more true friends be my own boss stop procrastinating rezilla wants to become a guitar hero lose 20 lbs let go be more outgoing have more confidence in myself visit all 50 states Learn Portuguese take more risks go to the gym more often meet ryan ross Visit the Bronx Zoo Dirtyspeed wants to build a fixed-gear bicycle Do NaNoWriMo Make a beat Read every Far Side Comic Strip lose weight in a healthy way. Pinkhighheels wants to walk 10,000 steps a day get a flat stomach send more thank you notes meet ryan dunn start exercising find out my blood type learn to swing dance write a book stop pulling my hair watch the entire x-files series visit every MLB stadium create a list of 100 must-read books and read them. marginalproduct wants to get fit find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year Let go of the past MEET VALENTINO ROSSI find a pro ana buddy go to Italy stop being so shy see a Broadway play, on Broadway go to Nepal ATLfemme wants to meet like minded people Read the Harry Potter books learn to program become a wine connoisseur go to China rent an apartment Practice Yoga Buy a House buy a keyboard speak spanish fluently wear sunscreen go to Mexico make friendster layout use my own picture go see Drive By Truckers on their home turf meditate daily write music Get organized Keegan Orange wants to Make the most of my 20's start writing again Move to San Diego