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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I'm doing 7 things

AlphaDoubleNegative's Life List

  1. 1. learn to drive
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    6,739 people
  2. 2. learn to play guitar
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,062 people
  3. 3. learn chinese
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,655 people
  4. 4. learn french
    1 cheer
    12,884 people
  5. 5. learn to program
    2 cheers
    458 people
  6. 6. see the mountain goats live
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    5 people
  7. 7. Give blood
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,979 people

How I did it
How to get up on time
It took me
1 year
It made me
more punctual

How to improve my public speaking skills
It took me
3 years
It made me

How to do well in the leaving cert
It took me
2 years
It made me
Proud of myself!

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Recent entries
learn to drive

After putting it off for ages, I booked the date for my theory test today, so my learning to drive plan is now in motion. Now I just need to start properly studying for the test, which should be ok.

learn to play guitar
With a little help from my friends

Having owned a guitar for almost a year now and unsuccessfully tried to teach myself to play it using the Internet, I came to my senses recently and decided to start getting lessons from one of my friends who’s a great guitarist. So far I’ve found that having actual lessons gives me more motivation to practise, and I think I’m making pretty good progress. My main stumbling block so far is that I’m learning a song and find it hard to play and sing at the same time without messing up either the strumming pattern or what I’m singing, but I think I’ll get better at that with practice.

see the mountain goats live
Goats fanatic for the past two years

I would almost literally give one of my limbs to go to a Mountain Goats gig, unfortunately the last time they came to Ireland I wasn’t able to go because of school (and also because it was an under-18s show, but if I hadn’t had school the next day I would have been allowed to chance getting in anyway) and I’m not sure when they’ll next be back. As well as the music itself, a huge reason I’d like to do this is because I really respect John Darnielle and would love to meet him, plus I recently made these and it would make me unbelievably happy to actually give those as a present to the band in person. (sorry if I’m starting to sound a bit crazy here, but other tMG fans will know the kind of enthusiasm that we fans tend to have xD) So yeah. Here’s hoping for Irish tour dates or at least UK tour dates in the near future!

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