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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GetThere is doing 18 things including…

learn sign language

5 cheers


GetThere has written 4 entries about this goal

I’ve been learning sign for about a year now, and I love it more everyday. I have pretty strong conversational signing ability, my grammar has improved tremendously (for those of you just starting out, be aware that ASL doesn’t follow English grammatical structure) I’m getting faster and more fluid with sign production and measurably more successful with conceptual comprehension. I’m thinking about maybe going into an interpreting program and trying to do this for a living.


4 weeks into my ASL 1 course. Loving it!


I’m enrolled in ASL 1 this semester. I am on course at last!

woo hoo!

Registered for ASL courses at the local college. Exciting! I’m thinking signing will also help me with my fine motor dexterity, which needs work, admittedly.

GetThere has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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