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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Brandon Zeringue in Ama is doing 43 things including…

memorize poetry

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Brandon Zeringue has written 1 entry about this goal

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I’ve been collecting records since my uncle passed away. I received his records and player and rigged them to some large old speakers. It’s a growing collection and I let a few go here and there. I only keep the ones I will ever listen to.

I like Robert Frost and found a record of him reading a handful of his poems. I want to memorize a few of these. I want to be able to read them just as he does, the way they they sound best. I have memorized songs before always keeping the pauses and timing right as well as the words. I’m not a singer. I’m better with pronunciation than proper notes. Poems will suit me better and the timing will be more challenging without music.

Brandon Zeringue has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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