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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  1. 1. recall 20+ things in my childhood I used to be fascinated by, so I can relate more to kids and their perspective of the world
    19 entries . 3 cheers
  2. 2. Visit all my friends in the US in 2013
    1 entry . 4 cheers
  3. 3. Keep one fiction and one non-fiction book on the go
    1 entry . 1 cheer
  4. 4. be someone worth remembering
    1 entry . 1 cheer
  5. 5. meditate daily for ten minutes for 2 weeks
    1 entry . 4 cheers
  6. 6. Pray once a day for two weeks
    4 entries . 1 cheer
  7. 7. Fall in love
    1 entry . 7 cheers
  8. 8. Read Plato's dialogues
    3 entries . 3 cheers
  9. 9. Read 10 biographies of people I admire
    1 entry . 4 cheers
  10. 10. collect 1000 postcards
    3 entries . 5 cheers
  11. 11. spend the night in a haunted house
    1 entry . 4 cheers
  12. 12. identify 1001 things I want to do before I die
    2 entries . 5 cheers
  13. 13. improve my knowledge of first aid and medicine
    4 entries . 16 cheers
  14. 14. Try 10 different cocktails
    7 entries . 5 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  15. 15. master my sat nav. and use it
    5 entries
  16. 16. Write for 10 Minutes a day for 43 Days
    1 entry . 4 cheers
  17. 17. Save £100 in pound coins
    1 cheer
  18. 18. Make 2013 a year of accomplished goals
    4 entries . 6 cheers
  19. 19. Go to a fireworks display
    3 cheers
    Worth it
  20. 20. Read a classic
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    Worth it
  21. 21. visit Edinburgh again
    5 entries . 14 cheers
  22. 22. manage my time better
    4 entries . 8 cheers
    Worth it
  23. 23. Read the rest of The Wish List by Barbara Ann Kipper
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  24. 24. fall asleep in someone's arms
    1 cheer
    Worth it
  25. 25. talk less and listen more
    1 entry . 1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  26. 26. meet my internet friends in real life
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  27. 27. Register as an organ donor
    1 entry . 1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  28. 28. watch more black and white classic movies (pre-1950)
    2 entries . 3 cheers
  29. 29. Take up Archery and Target Shooting
    7 entries . 8 cheers
    Worth it
  30. 30. be a social worker
    1 cheer
    Not worth it
  31. 31. Watch the complete box set of Millennium
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  32. 32. Have a happy Halloween 2013 and wish other 43ers one
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    Worth it
  33. 33. Read Jung's Answer to Job
    2 entries
    Worth it
  34. 34. eat a toffee apple
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  35. 35. Learn to be alone without feeling lonely
    5 entries . 9 cheers
    Worth it
  36. 36. Learn to cook something each week
    2 entries . 5 cheers
  37. 37. Have more free time to read all the books that I want to read
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    Worth it
  38. 38. Try 43 Different Sports
    5 entries . 3 cheers
  39. 39. Read 13 books suggested by other 43 Things folks
    2 entries . 2 cheers
  40. 40. Master The Art of Loving
    5 entries . 2 cheers
    Worth it
  41. 41. visit Edinburgh
    1 cheer
    Worth it
  42. 42. Try to involve siblings in more of my plans
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    Not worth it
  43. 43. Find 100 quotes that inspire me
    29 entries . 4 cheers
    Worth it
  44. 44. sell or give away books I don't want to keep
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  45. 45. Achieve better balance between my personal and professional lives
    6 entries . 7 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  46. 46. Eat lots of fish and seafood, once a week at least
    6 entries . 3 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  47. 47. Eat Cranachan again
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  48. 48. laugh more often
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  49. 49. wake up earlier
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  50. 50. volunteer in my community
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    Worth it
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