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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Joe Goldberg

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I've done 230 things
 
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  1. 1. Talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk
    17 entries . 31 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  2. 2. Buy a House
    2 team members . 9 entries . 8 cheers
    Worth it
  3. 3. protect 43 Things from spammers
    4 entries . 12 cheers
    Worth it
  4. 4. get a plant for my office
    5 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  5. 5. run a 10K
    7 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  6. 6. be the best birth partner possible for my wife
    5 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  7. 7. increase my pace from a 10 minute mile to a 9 minute mile
    2 entries . 8 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  8. 8. fall asleep under the stars
    Willing to help
  9. 9. go skinny dipping
    Willing to help
  10. 10. ride in a helicopter
    5 cheers
    Worth it
  11. 11. be happy
    2 cheers
  12. 12. Track my finances for a year
    1 entry . Willing to help
    Worth it
  13. 13. witness childbirth
    2 cheers
  14. 14. know my blood pressure and cholesterol levels
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  15. 15. backpack through Europe
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  16. 16. Read Joyce's Ulysses
    7 entries . 5 cheers . Willing to help
    Not worth it
  17. 17. Get 100 DJ Points on turntable.fm
    6 entries . 1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  18. 18. buy a cow
    1 cheer
  19. 19. bike a century
    1 entry . 2 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  20. 20. Test a bug on 43things to make sure I fixed it
    1 cheer
  21. 21. build a fire
    2 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  22. 22. Introduce myself to the guy with the long beard in Pioneer Square who dresses like a bum but for some reason I think he's just a guy who lives simply
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    Not worth it
  23. 23. make an infant laugh/smile
    1 cheer
    Worth it
  24. 24. Do ten full push-ups
    2 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  25. 25. Wish Petersky A Joyous Birthday on Dec.9th (Today!)
    1 cheer
  26. 26. get a job
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  27. 27. put up a clothesline
    4 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  28. 28. Wish T-Boz (from TLC) a Happy Birthday!
    1 cheer . Willing to help
    Worth it
  29. 29. upload old photos to flickr, especially ones that are now broken links on my lj
    Worth it
  30. 30. Eat less meat
    1 entry
    Not worth it
  31. 31. give more to charity
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    Worth it
  32. 32. give hand-made holiday gifts
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    Worth it
  33. 33. write a song about 43things
    3 entries . 8 cheers
    Not worth it
  34. 34. make a plan for financial independence
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  35. 35. sell my house
    3 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  36. 36. create a will
    1 entry . 2 cheers . Willing to help
    Worth it
  37. 37. go to dominican republic
    Willing to help
  38. 38. walk or bike to work
    Willing to help
  39. 39. make a list of up to 43 places I want to visit
    Willing to help
  40. 40. travel to a foreign country
    Willing to help
  41. 41. go to college
    Willing to help
  42. 42. Register to vote & actually vote
    Willing to help
  43. 43. Donate food to Food Banks or food collection programs
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  44. 44. Wish Robot Laurel Fan a Happy Birthday November 12
    1 entry
    Worth it
  45. 45. Make Firefox my default browser
    Willing to help
  46. 46. ride a roller coaster
    Willing to help
  47. 47. Compliment a stranger
    1 entry . Willing to help
    Worth it
  48. 48. Eat a packed to the rim falafel with chips, hummus, tehina and hot sauce
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  49. 49. Look more like Jim Henson
    2 entries . Willing to help
    Worth it
  50. 50. hack my wii
    1 entry . Willing to help
    Worth it
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