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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glazecovered in Juneau is doing 30 things including…

learn Latin


glazecovered has written 1 entry about this goal

Latin makes my brain explode

I took a distance college class in Latin (Wheelock’s text) and got really stuck on conjugations and cases. The text doesn’t give much in the way of examples. I took an Incomplete in the class and decided to pursue learning Latin on my own. It became a bit of an obsession – it wasn’t about the class or about proving anything, but I became bent on learning the language. A year, huge pile of textbooks and workbooks, and hundred cartons of cigarettes later, I am making progress. The most helpful text I have found so far is Latin Made Simple. It is concentrated on teaching you to read Latin (as opposed to write/speak), it has a lot of exercises and it teaches the conjugations and cases in small easily digestible bits. I highly recommend it!

Good luck to all those who share this goal with me! I think it’s worth the headaches =P


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