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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sunshineyellow is doing 38 things including…

Learn Japanese

2 cheers


sunshineyellow has written 6 entries about this goal

Got a tutor

Stopped trying to force myself to get over my embarrassment and just hired a tutor to help improve my confidence speaking. It’s going well!

passed the written language exam!

Yay, only need to pass the oral exam now.

took the test again

I took the exam again last Friday. Really, really hope I have passed this time. I am practicing my speaking skills now to pass that portion.



Coming along slowly

Realized how much my reading skills SUCK! Found a service called which tests you on writing and recall of kanji. I finished a JLPT 3->2 book of exercises recently and now my routine consists of 90 minutes of study daily. (might as well, since I am unemployed!) 1/2 an hour on skritter, 1/2 an hour on and 1/2 an hour reading or doing exercises in a textbook! Adding skritter and the newspaper have improved my retention VASTLY. Rikai-chan for Chrome or Firefox is very helpful when reading the newspaper.

Need to finish learning Japanese!

I need to pass an exam to finish my graduate degree. I have reached a plateau where I am bored in anything below an advanced class but cannot move into full comprehension and speaking. It’s very frustrating.

sunshineyellow has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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