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 33 things

MacondoExhumed's Life List

  1. 1. live in China
    91 people
  2. 2. visit Iceland
    903 people
  3. 3. travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway
    183 people
  4. 4. dumpster dive
    20 people
  5. 5. write letters
    287 people
  6. 6. write a manifesto
    1 cheer
    65 people
  7. 7. box
    81 people
  8. 8. have a religious experience at a concert
    1 entry
    1 person
  9. 9. act a fool
    1 person
  10. 10. build a shelf
    13 people
  11. 11. be silent for a week
    16 people
  12. 12. live in the country
    286 people
  13. 13. make a music myspace
    1 person
  14. 14. write fiction every day
    4 people
  15. 15. find satisfaction and meaning in the two years after undergrad
    1 person
  16. 16. learn to cook
    10,169 people
  17. 17. scream at the top of my lungs
    124 people
  18. 18. allow myself time just for me every day, without losing sleep
    1 person
  19. 19. finish reading the classics
    1 person
  20. 20. Visit NYC
    369 people
  21. 21. visit my english, irish, and german relatives
    1 person
  22. 22. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  23. 23. learn to play tabla
    122 people
  24. 24. wake up at 10 every day
    1 person
  25. 25. travel around Europe
    450 people
  26. 26. visit every country in South America
    11 people
  27. 27. learn to whistle
    594 people
  28. 28. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  29. 29. ride in a hot air balloon
    2,748 people
  30. 30. Visit Oregon
    43 people
  31. 31. get a dog
    3,997 people
  32. 32. sleep under the stars
    4,204 people
  33. 33. in 2 years, make a living off music
    1 person

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date someone for at least six months (read all 2 entries…)

dated Shara for 15 months, with 7 months while she was abroad

Play the sims 2 online for free

i don’t care anymore and don’t even remember why i wrote this down

buy more clothes

i bought a pair of pants, shorts, shoes, and a sweater. check! not as painful as i expected :)

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