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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DoddsDonnelly's Life List

  1. 1. BASE jump
    387 people
  2. 2. live off grid
    14 people
  3. 3. move to a different state
    43 people
  4. 4. write a novel
    11,515 people
  5. 5. Skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  6. 6. Learn to fly
    1 cheer
    2,284 people
  7. 7. see northern lights
    1 cheer
    146 people
  8. 8. Buy a motorcycle
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,173 people
  9. 9. complete a long multiple day hike
    1 entry
    1 person
  10. 10. camp in the snow
    1 cheer
    11 people
  11. 11. go sled dogging
    1 person
  12. 12. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,697 people
  13. 13. photograph someone famous
    5 people
  14. 14. Drive across US
    3 people
  15. 15. spend time in third world country
    1 person
  16. 16. backpack across europe
    904 people
  17. 17. learn a dance
    40 people
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Buy a motorcycle
Pocket bike

So my kids got a pocket bike for Christmas not really what I was thinking when I said I wanted to buy a motorcycle but thought hell with it that’s gotta count as part way there..

complete a long multiple day hike
Working on this

Have decided that it is going to be at lake aloha in desolation wilderness. A three-four day hike, five lakes. Went on an over night hike here only made it to the second lake, and came back didn’t have enough time; next time I’m going all the way. Summer 2011…

go sailing
Best thing I've ever done on the water

This was one of the most amazing experiences. Went sailing in Canada on a small wooden sailboat. Felt the sun on my face while laying in a hammock next to my husband. The hammock was hanging over the front of the boat with only water below. Would love to do it again, or maybe even learn to sail and get a boat.

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