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 39 things
 

BlueMatt's Life List

  1. 1. take part in the ljdq more often
    1 person
  2. 2. spend more time outdoors
    2 cheers
    954 people
  3. 3. Learn self-hypnosis
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    111 people
  4. 4. rebuild my life after a nervous breakdown
    2 cheers
    6 people
  5. 5. learn sign language
    8,503 people
  6. 6. write an application on Rails
    1 cheer
    443 people
  7. 7. write one piece of great software to change the world
    1 cheer
    7 people
  8. 8. take up archery
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    92 people
  9. 9. give blood
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    2,979 people
  10. 10. become less enraged at instances of stupidity
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    488 people
  11. 11. Learn Esperanto
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    417 people
  12. 12. do something I'm really proud of.
    2 people
  13. 13. Cheer on at least 43 people to meet their goals in life.
    3 cheers
    38 people
  14. 14. stop smoking
    5 cheers
    3,498 people
  15. 15. get more tattoos and piercings
    1 cheer
    38 people
  16. 16. stop snoring
    1 cheer
    43 people
  17. 17. Learn to drive
    1 cheer
    6,741 people
  18. 18. Complete a degree
    1 cheer
    17 people
  19. 19. take more photographs
    1 cheer
    1,729 people
  20. 20. Keep in touch with my friends
    1 cheer
    133 people
  21. 21. Stop being stressed
    2 cheers
    8 people
  22. 22. See the Northern Lights
    1 cheer
    19,116 people
  23. 23. host a party
    1 cheer
    71 people
  24. 24. listen to more music
    1 cheer
    743 people
  25. 25. Build the Semantic Web
    1 cheer
    78 people
  26. 26. Contribute to an open source software project
    1 cheer
    756 people
  27. 27. stop the government introducing ID cards
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. Write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  29. 29. Move to a new house
    2 cheers
    29 people
  30. 30. Learn Ruby
    2 cheers
    1,868 people
  31. 31. visit my old home town
    1 cheer
    2 people
  32. 32. redesign my web site
    1 cheer
    30 people
  33. 33. Help test Tootietails: the next new thing from The Robot Co-op
    174 people
  34. 34. put the world to rights
    1 cheer
    2 people
  35. 35. pay off my debts
    1 cheer
    997 people
  36. 36. Properly document my source code
    1 cheer
    4 people
  37. 37. never apologize for being me
    1 cheer
    688 people
  38. 38. Get an Apple Powerbook
    2 cheers
    451 people
  39. 39. be given a nickname in a foreign language
    1 cheer
    55 people
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Fly First Class
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...when your employer pays for it.



Get new glasses
Well, I will on Tuesday...

And I get free prescription sunglasses too! Bargain!



start using del.icio.us
Very,

very useful, being able to scan my bookmarks from anywhere I have ‘net access. The “Foxylicious” Firefox plugin is invaluble.



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