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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MariaD




I'm doing 34 things
 

MariaD's Life List

  1. 1. stop smoking
    3,498 people
  2. 2. try sushi
    191 people
  3. 3. buy a car
    3,467 people
  4. 4. spend an entire day watching the extended version of all three Lord of the Rings movies back-to-back-to-back
    1,012 people
  5. 5. stop gossiping
    496 people
  6. 6. buy more underwear
    7 people
  7. 7. stop comparing myself to others
    417 people
  8. 8. be a great aunt
    20 people
  9. 9. See the Conan O'Brien show live
    4 people
  10. 10. buy myself diamonds
    17 people
  11. 11. have an herb garden
    93 people
  12. 12. save the whales
    43 people
  13. 13. make it through the day without a nap
    1 person
  14. 14. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  15. 15. visit prague
    392 people
  16. 16. graduate from school in two years
    1 person
  17. 17. Learn to cook
    10,168 people
  18. 18. throw a dinner party
    120 people
  19. 19. pay off my debt
    2,203 people
  20. 20. wake up when my alarm clock goes off
    7,414 people
  21. 21. Move to New York City
    925 people
  22. 22. learn to ski
    1 cheer
    959 people
  23. 23. floss more
    395 people
  24. 24. have a dvd collection
    5 people
  25. 25. visit Las Vegas
    304 people
  26. 26. finish book list
    1 person
  27. 27. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  28. 28. get a 4.0 GPA this semester
    247 people
  29. 29. own an apartment in Vail, Co.
    1 person
  30. 30. visit Barcelona
    189 people
  31. 31. buy Sex and the City DVDs
    1 person
  32. 32. move out of my parents' house
    1,334 people
  33. 33. write thank you notes
    164 people
  34. 34. subscribe to Time
    1 person
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