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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catatafish is doing 19 things including…

Learn Japanese

4 cheers


catatafish has written 2 entries about this goal


since all my christmas money went into replacing my old computer, this goal had to be put on hold. but my incredible boyfriend bought me an online class yesterday! i don´t know what i´m happier about, finally starting to learn japanese or having such a thoughtful and generous partner :)


I´ve always been fascinated with both japanese pop culture and history, but what really makes me want to learn it was visting japan this year. i´d so love to understand more about this country and it´s people and language is the key to it. i´m going to buy some language books with the christmas money. can´t wait to start!

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