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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  1. 1. be a better cook
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    482 people
  2. 2. take a photo every day for one year
    86 people
  3. 3. become a better photographer
    1,998 people
  4. 4. travel around the world
    5,208 people
  5. 5. learn to play guitar
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    5,062 people
  6. 6. get my PhD in bioinformatics
    1 cheer
    2 people
  7. 7. get better at golf
    25 people
  8. 8. volunteer at an animal shelter
    707 people
  9. 9. see Wicked on broadway
    153 people
  10. 10. learn to speak another language
    362 people
  11. 11. take a multivitamin every day
    12 people
  12. 12. go somewhere exciting for spring break
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. Keep a journal
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3,725 people
  14. 14. learn to draw
    2,398 people
  15. 15. Act in a play
    351 people
  16. 16. get better at typing in dvorak
    1 person
  17. 17. play paintball
    329 people

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How to dye my hair purple
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Keep a journal

I came to the wonderful realization today that I might be able to faithfully keep a journal on my computer much more easily than I could keep a physical, written-by-hand journal. Somehow, it’s just easier for me to sit down and type a stream-of-consciousness entry than it is to write one. Maybe because I can actually type fast enough to keep up with my thought process…and even still end up with a legible product at the end :)

learn to play guitar (read all 2 entries…)

I can now play recognizable songs and am ridiculously proud of my new finger callouses. it also made me happy to find a guitar pick in my purse, not because it was a piece of jewelery or belonged to a friend, but because I (am learning to) play the guitar.

learn to play guitar (read all 2 entries…)
bought a guitar :)

This was probably the most nervous I’ve ever been about buying something. I did my research and went to the guitar store pretty set on the Yamaha FG700S, which is what I ended up getting. Ir made me really nervous that I don’t yet have a good enough ear to here what a really good guitar sounds like and that being in the store looking at guitars didn’t really make it any easier for me to pick one. However, my guitar has a beautiful, mellow, relatively quiet sound and I love it :)

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