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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asp3 in San Jose is doing 38 things including…

learn poi

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asp3 has written 1 entry about this goal

I'm not completely sure about this goal

My wife has been spinning poi for a little over a year now. She was part of a troup that performed in the fire conclave at Burning Man this year. As a result I was in the inner circle as well as a fire safety and it was an amazing experience.

I really like the way that spinning poi looks and am in awe of the people who really do it well. On one hand I’d really like to learn to spin poi. It looks like it would be a very relaxing and exciting activity, kind of like tai-chi but with twirling flames.

The reservations I have are that I can’t really think of when I’d have time to learn poi. In addition, the people I really admire who spin poi well have dance backgrounds and already move delicately. I tried to take a salsa dance class once and it was difficult and I didn’t end up learning to dance that well. I’m afraid that I will never be able to spin at a level I will be happy with.

So, at this point in time, I’ll take things as they come and when it feels good to try poi, I’ll do it. I already have practice poi, but it’s been weeks since the last time I picked them up.

asp3 has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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