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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LesleyW's Life List

  1. 1. Do conservation work in China
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  2. 2. Read The Lord of the Rings
    170 people
  3. 3. Volunteer in Africa
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    633 people
  4. 4. Get a degree
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  5. 5. Learn to dance Lambada
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    9 people
  6. 6. Learn Spanish
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volunteer in Africa (read all 2 entries…)
Ghana,October 2006

I have signed up to go to Ghana with Hands Around the World ( in late October next year. We will help to build an orphanage out there, will be out there for a month and live and work with local people. We need to raise the funds to cover the project, so have been selling crafts, organising a rock gig (see all new stuff and very interesting and challenging in it’s own way.

learn to make stained glass (read all 3 entries…)

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learn to make stained glass (read all 3 entries…)
Done it now

Well I enjoyed my 2 day course, and am quite pleased with the results. Not sure if I’ll do any more… it’s quite a dangerous hobby (danger of glass cuts, consuming glass splinters, lead poisoning, the nasty chemicals at the end), and you need to be quite tidy when working (something I’m not!). Also expensive to set up – you need so many tools and the materials are not cheap! Managed to come away with a nasty cut on my knuckle, which is healed on the outside but must have scarred near the bone, so is still painful. I’m still so glad I did it, and maybe I will do some more one day. Or maybe I’ll try glass fusing…..

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