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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fudepen in Pullman is doing 29 things including…

actually learn to play my guitar

2 cheers


fudepen has written 4 entries about this goal

Joining a band is indeed motivating

2-ish years ago, my brother convinced me to be in his Rock cover band ( Now I’m practicing at least twice a week. I may not know all the names of the power chords, but at least I can say that I can play now. :)

Teaching is a good motivator

I know a little guitar. My husband recently decided to learn too, so I’ve been teaching him the basics, while I’ve graduated onto bar chords and power chords. Learning along with someone you know may help motivate you too. :)

This 12 year old kid is better than I'll Ever Be

But, he reinspired me to keep learning fingerstyle guitar. :)

Move, hand move!

My hand just doesn’t seem strong enough to accomplish bar chords. I actually had 3 guitars at one point, but gave my electric to my brother, who uses it constantly. It has gone to a better home, where it will be loved every day!

fudepen has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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