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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Holly Holdsworth in London is doing 9 things including…

be radio DJ


 

Holly Holdsworth has written 1 entry about this goal

Big developments

I thought I’d set this goal and come back in years and years time, chuckle and tick it off. But here I am, just a few short months.
I haven’t achieved it just yet but I am well on the way. I’ve been doing work experience at my local BBC radio station, and after a lot of hard work they’ve put me on their fill in for answering phones and doing Broadcast Assistant duties when the full-timers are ill or away.

Then I discovered my local community radio station, it’s run entirely on volunteers and electricty etc is paid for by advertising. After a while volunteering on off-air duties a few of the presenters would invite me to say a quick hello and how are you on the shows. Then in a panic the news reader realised he had to be in two places at once, so I read his bulletin (very badly) but he’s let me do it since.

I asked around at the station for people who knew, to show me the desk set up in the studio, just so I knew.
And you’ll never guess, but when a presenter dropped out at the last minute I volunteered myself to cover it, and they said go on then. So far I’ve just done covers like this, and it’s a far cry from a paid job, but it’s a most definite start.

I’ll just keep putting myself forward, recording all my experience and keep believing.



 

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