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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disposable in Hartford is doing 16 things including…

finish the violin arrangement of Ständchen


disposable has written 2 entries about this goal

Given up

I’ve abandoned this particular project; having heard I Salonisti’s rendition of this work as a piano and violin duet (it was originally for voice and piano), I really saw no particular point in completing my effort at a solo violin arrangement. For any who might be interested – should there be such a one – as much as I had finished may be heard here (mp3, approx. 1.3MB, one minute and twenty-five seconds playtime).


Referring to Franz Peter Schubert’sStändchen , the 4th item of his Schwanengesang d857. Originally scored as a serenade for voice and piano accompaniment, I decided to write (perhaps “attempt to write” is better) an arrangement of it for solo violin. It presently exists as a fragment representing only slightly less than the first quarter of the work, which is as far as I got before running out of time to devote to a frivolous side project. I would like to finish it at some point, though.


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