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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frasmotic in Montreal is doing 30 things including…

learn piano

5 cheers


frasmotic has written 6 entries about this goal


I think I can officially say that I play the piano. Not perfectly, mind you, I’ve only been playing for less than a year. But still :D

holy crap

:O My mom bought me a piano! It’s used, and cost only about $600. But still. Whoa.

In other news, my teacher still won’t let me play Beethoven.

still going well

my teacher says I’m developping a “repertoire” :D I think that’s supposed to be a good thing!

she’s trying to get me off the sad and emotional stuff I like, and get me to play more cheery music, but I won’t hear of it! she says I’m too much of a romantic.


I learned to play “Greensleeves” today! I found it pretty difficult, actually. Took me a while to “coordinate” my hands. :P


It’s going super well! I love playing, and I’m practising a lot. My teacher is happy with me as well.

taking lessons

I’m currently taking lessons and I love it so far. Suits me far better as a instrument than the guitar did. I can’t wait until I can play real songs (as opposed to Mary Had a Little Lamb…)

frasmotic has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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