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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solum_in_somniis in Pittsburgh is doing 39 things including…

Learn to play a musical instrument

3 cheers


solum_in_somniis has written 3 entries about this goal

Goal underway...

While on vacation in Memphis, we stopped in Jackson to eat at this Old Country Store place and I kept looking at their cheap harmonicas and was thinking I should buy one. So I did and I think I may have just found the perfect instrument for myself. Woo.


There’s some really neat looking violins on ebay. They come in all kinds of colors…purple, black, pink…I never knew they could be so fancy. hehe They’re not that expensive at all on there, but to know what you’re getting is the problem. I think if I get any xmas/bday money I’m going to buy one and take the chance.


I’ve narrowed it down to the violin, the fiddle, drums, and maybe as a good starting place, the guitar. Who knows though.

solum_in_somniis has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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