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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Melissa's 42 goals tagged 2010
  1. Learn Spanish 18259 people
  2. have children 4513 people
  3. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working 5409 people
  4. start a blog 1428 people
  5. watch less tv 1946 people
  6. get a dog 3997 people
  7. Read more 9072 people
  8. stop worrying 2120 people
  9. Volunteer 5550 people
  10. find my soulmate 3211 people
  11. Understand football 44 people
  12. Read the Bible 3775 people
  13. get a passport 1666 people
  14. lose 100 pounds 1949 people
  15. meditate regularly 784 people
  16. have a garden 883 people
  17. vote 359 people
  18. stop cursing 420 people
  19. get laser hair removal 482 people
  20. sleep under the stars 4204 people
  21. become a minimalist 106 people
  22. buy a house with cash, no mortgage 20 people
  23. finish my taxes 23 people
  24. get my associates degree 125 people
  25. kiss a dolphin 33 people
  26. earn a masters 12 people
  27. go to voodoo fest 4 people
  28. make money from my blog 19 people
  29. volunteer at a soup kitchen 235 people
  30. Register as an organ donor 34 people
  31. learn to change the brakes on a car 4 people
  32. Love my family better 2 people
  33. cook something new once a month 2 people
  34. change peoples lives for the better 4 people
  35. recover my ankle injury to 100% strength and capabilities 0 people
  36. Send a care package to a soldier 12 people
  37. Daily: Reflect on 5 things for which I'm grateful. 871 people
  38. Organize a zombie walk 1 person
  39. "Make a list on 43 Things and see what changes happen in your life." 1 person
  40. Be an inspiration on sparkpeople 0 people
  41. Leave 2010 more organized than I came into it 0 people
  42. Take time to love 0 people


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