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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Mars1102's Life List

  1. 1. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  2. 2. Go to Ireland
    1,915 people
  3. 3. write a graphic novel
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    158 people
  4. 4. Go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras
    39 people
  5. 5. master Halo 2
    5 people
  6. 6. Take care of myself
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  7. 7. create a Web site
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  8. 8. show my husband how much I love him
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  9. 9. keep the apartment clean
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  10. 10. learn to play violin
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    312 people
  11. 11. communicate better
    443 people
  12. 12. find a new job
    1,164 people
  13. 13. go to Scotland
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    492 people
  14. 14. lose weight
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  15. 15. write and publish a book
    851 people
  16. 16. be more confident
    11,598 people
  17. 17. win the lottery
    4,027 people
  18. 18. celebrate life
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  19. 19. be happier
    1,091 people
  20. 20. finish the final fantasy series up to X-2
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learn to play violin
The path has begun

I have started the process of learning violin and fiddle back in September 2004. I will only consider myself successful when I can pick up the instrument and play tunes more or less by ear and with some feeling. I don’t have to become a virtuouso, but I do want to feel comfortable about playing in front of friends and family.


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