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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scooterbird in Columbia is doing 34 things including…

Improve my French

14 cheers

 

scooterbird has written 5 entries about this goal

Très amusant

My daughter just came home and found out she scored as runner-up in her school in a French poetry recitation contest, and is attending the county competition.



Meanwhile, back home...

Recently returned from Montréal. I got by passably on my French, but could probably stand to do better, as there were one or two times when people went too fast for me, and as many where I was stuck for a word and ended up having the conversation revert to English. Now that I’m back home, I’ll need to find someplace where I can speak the language at least semi-regularly in order to practice…



One way or the other...

Planning a trip to Montréal this Spring. One way or the other, I will definitely need to brush up…it would be so handy if there was anyone in my locality who spoke French – or if I had the time to study with them, even if I could find one…



Not doing very well with this

Wore my Canadiens sweater the other night to a local pub, and was idly trying to recall the last time I’d watched an NHL game in French, and what it was like. I couldn’t recall much at all, really. Disappointing.



When I know I've done it

All my goals have been something that I could actually known that I’ve attained easily except for this one.

I’m going to check this one off when I can have a conversation with a French-speaker, not revert to English, and not embarrass myself.



scooterbird has gotten 14 cheers on this goal.

 

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