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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Mezzozoic




I'm doing 17 things
 

Mezzozoic's Life List

  1. 1. start a photo journal
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    61 people
  2. 2. learn more about Buddhism
    211 people
  3. 3. be a vegetarian
    326 people
  4. 4. be interviewed
    21 people
  5. 5. find a pen pal
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    573 people
  6. 6. not be afraid of eye contact
    1 cheer
    70 people
  7. 7. stop cracking my knuckles
    169 people
  8. 8. learn to flirt
    261 people
  9. 9. smile more
    1 cheer
    3,618 people
  10. 10. find a best friend
    652 people
  11. 11. get a dog
    3,998 people
  12. 12. learn to SCUBA dive
    2 cheers
    2,698 people
  13. 13. exercise regularly
    10,854 people
  14. 14. Learn how to give massages
    24 people
  15. 15. make friends
    2,087 people
  16. 16. run a marathon
    12,900 people
  17. 17. Be more patient with my parents
    4 people
Recent entries
find a pen pal
Email Pal

I used to have a pen pal in grade school. I can’t remember what grade exactly, but I think my letters were going to someone in the U.K. (I live the U.S.). We corresponded for a few months, and eventually we lost contact. A few of my classmates retained their pen pal for a longer time, but I still had fun even though my experience was short-lived. I might even have one of the letters lying around my house.

I think it would be great to have someone I could write to every once in a while. Someone who I can write to about my daily, weekly, or monthly happenings in my life. Sounds kinda fun to have that sort of connection with someone who is from a different country… even if it is just by email. And email is probably the best way to go. It’s easy, saves money, and will most likely keep correspondence going longer than via snail mail. But hey, I’d give the good ‘ol snail mail pen pal method another chance if I had the opportunity!



take up archery.
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I found a nice little archery range just a few minutes away from my house. They offer lessons and the staff seem very friendly. I’m definitely interested.



start a photo journal
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I said I would start up a “picture of the day” website once I got a decent camera. I got my camera 3 years ago and I still have nothing to show for it.

Maybe I’m being too ambitious with a photo everyday. Perhaps I will start off with a “photo of the month.”




 

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