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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Fred in Sacramento is doing 35 things including…

Learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance

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Fred has written 5 entries about this goal

Back at work...

...and almost every time I walked past someone in the hallway this morning, they’d tell me how great the dance was. :D

Oh man.

That was awesome. Everyone loved us, and we totally nailed it. After the show, the MC started to do an applause-meter-type thing, and I’m pretty sure the cheers for us were the loudest, but before they could decide on a winner the CEO said that everyone was great and we should all get a prize. But I know we were the best, and that’s what counts, right? ;) And it was SO much fun. I still have my “Vote For Pedro” t-shirt on…

I've learned it...

I’ll have to post later on whether we win the talent show for it!

The show is this Friday...

...and my coworkers and I are working hard to get the tougher moves down (such as “Ride the Snake” and “Crouching Llama, Hidden Emu”). I think we’re gonna blow ‘em away! :D

I'm doing this with my boss and coworker for our company's xmas party talent show...

Hell yeah…three girls making complete idiots of ourselves in front of the whole company. I have to learn this by December 15th. Anyone got any tips on the best way to learn it? I’ve watched the video, “Learn to dance with Napoleon Dynamite”...should I just watch the actual movie scene, or are there any other sites out there that would be helpful?

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