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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Daftmau5Beetice is doing 2 things including…

learn to play bass


 

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When I was almost 9, my friend wanted me to join his band. He didn’t ask if I could play anything so he just assumed I played bass since he played guitar. So to impress my friend. I had played Violin for 4 years so I understood notes and had a musical backround. So I looked around in my father’s music room and found a big yellow bass. So I started to teach myself simple songs like 99 red balloons and even made my own tunes. In a year I was able to play more complicated songs like Holiday by Green Day. 2 years later, our never-really-successful band broke up, because we weren’t exactly getting along and the guitarist and singer always fought so I just left. But I still play to this day (I am now 13) and I’ve learned many useful techniques. I can play a wide range of genre’s from funk to electro. So basically what you need is a somewhat powerful musical backround (musical notation, solfege, etc.), some form of motivation, mine was to impress my friend, and you have to start with the easy stuff if you want to get good.



 

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