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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Robert Cottrell in Edinburgh is doing 19 things including…

learn to sing

3 cheers


Robert Cottrell has written 1 entry about this goal

Karaoke Revolution!

I just got Karaoke Revolution 3 and spent the last three hours playing it. I’m sure I will arrive late at work tomorrow, moving very slowly from lack of sleep.

I figure that the best way to improve is to practice, practice, practice, and this game looks like a fun way of doing it. It comes with a good selection of very recent hits as well as some older ones. I did best with the songs from the 80s, which I am more familiar with.

The game is pretty simple. You are on stage with your band. The lyrics to the song scroll by, along with bars indicating the pitch and length of the notes. Get the pitch and timing right, and the crowd cheers. Get it wrong, and you are boo-ed off stage (which is usually what happened to me).

Robert Cottrell has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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