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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I've done 14 things
 
  1. 1. Build a computer
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  2. 2. Learn python
    Worth it
  3. 3. wake up earlier
    Worth it
  4. 4. Learn to type without looking at the keyboard
    Worth it
  5. 5. practice my guitar more
  6. 6. Make a timelapse
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  7. 7. Take more pictures
    Worth it
  8. 8. learn to program
    Willing to help
    Worth it
  9. 9. Set up an offsite backup
  10. 10. Photograph Christmas lights
    Worth it
  11. 11. Read Ivanhoe
    Worth it
  12. 12. learn to play an instrument
    Worth it
  13. 13. Finish reading Pride and Prejudice
    Worth it
  14. 14. avoid high fructose corn syrup
    Worth it

 

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