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 37 things

Donnerschlag's Life List

  1. 1. Learn Esperanto
    417 people
  2. 2. be in Venice for Carnevale
    3 people
  3. 3. Write a Manga
    1 entry
    106 people
  4. 4. Learn to fly
    2,284 people
  5. 5. get an enjoyable part-time job
    2 people
  6. 6. do the splits
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    2,308 people
  7. 7. Eat like a hobbit for a day
    1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. stop procrastinating
    1 entry
    30,441 people
  9. 9. try beekeeping
    4 people
  10. 10. Learn 2000 Kanji in 90 days
    1 person
  11. 11. Achieve a Silver Tongue
    1 entry
    2 people
  12. 12. Run around town in a bear suit
    4 cheers
    112 people
  13. 13. Live the New Rich Lifestyle
    1 person
  14. 14. Drive Route 66 in a convertible
    1 entry
    25 people
  15. 15. triple my reading speed
    183 people
  16. 16. Drive Route 66
    1 entry
    407 people
  17. 17. Take up archery again
    10 people
  18. 18. go to Carnival in Rio
    44 people
  19. 19. Learn old English
    69 people
  20. 20. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  21. 21. Learn Japanese
    1 cheer
    10,794 people
  22. 22. learn a Scottish accent
    102 people
  23. 23. Make Lamellar armor
    1 person
  24. 24. play the bagpipes
    36 people
  25. 25. be delicious
    2 people
  26. 26. stop the trich once and for all
    1 entry
    11 people
  27. 27. learn everything i can
    26 people
  28. 28. live forever
    1 entry
    786 people
  29. 29. make my own language
    1 entry
    5 people
  30. 30. learn greek
    1 entry
    704 people
  31. 31. improve my chess
    1 cheer
    18 people
  32. 32. strip chess
    4 people
  33. 33. Learn to play go
    1 cheer
    157 people
  34. 34. travel
    9,238 people
  35. 35. couchsurf
    71 people
  36. 36. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  37. 37. become a copywriter
    1 entry
    12 people

How I did it
How to learn telekinesis
It took me
2 weeks
It made me

How to learn fencing
It took me
8 months
It made me

How to perfect myself
It took me
2147483647 years
It made me
Confident and Joyful

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become a copywriter
Zero to Pro

My goal is to be a professional copywriter. (Preferably freelance)
For specificity’s sake, “pro” will be when I’m making money—so once I’ve completed my first couple jobs. :)

Drive Route 66

Once I’ve finished bringing my Volvo C70 back from it’s “100k blues”, I want to get some money and friends together, and cruise Route 66 from beginning to end. (And back again, of course)

Drive Route 66 in a convertible

Once I’ve finished bringing my Volvo C70 back from it’s “100k blues”, I want to get some money and friends together, and cruise Route 66 from beginning to end. (And back again, of course)

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