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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Nanten's Life List

  1. 1. Meet Conor Oberst
    193 people
  2. 2. read the complete works of William Faulkner
    2 entries
    21 people
  3. 3. Learn old English
    69 people
  4. 4. do one hundred consecutive push-ups
    290 people
  5. 5. Be a viking
    9 people
  6. 6. Unite the barbarian hordes as we prepare for Valhalla
    3 people
  7. 7. Learn to play hockey
    46 people
  8. 8. control my anxiety.
    187 people
  9. 9. See Tom Petty in concert
    19 people
  10. 10. Drink Scotch
    6 people
  11. 11. learn to ice skate
    549 people
  12. 12. brew my own beer
    643 people
  13. 13. get a girlfriend
    1,777 people
  14. 14. break my internet addiction
    29 people
  15. 15. Stop watching TV
    400 people
  16. 16. buy a turntable
    21 people
  17. 17. Watch the top 250 movies on the Internet Movie Database
    451 people
  18. 18. learn to cook. Really cook.
    1,689 people
  19. 19. meet Henry Rollins
    23 people
  20. 20. Travel to England
    290 people
  21. 21. Start an indie band
    32 people
  22. 22. Become fluent in more than one language
    1,300 people
  23. 23. meditate daily
    4,819 people
  24. 24. get a six pack
    3,030 people
  25. 25. Live to be 100
    338 people
  26. 26. Write and record an album
    268 people
  27. 27. lose my virginity
    1,289 people
  28. 28. write a book
    31,381 people
  29. 29. get in a fight
    231 people
  30. 30. make sourdough bread
    21 people
  31. 31. see Streetlight Manifesto in concert
    1 person
  32. 32. see Bright Eyes in concert
    74 people
  33. 33. create the soundtrack to my life
    1,874 people
  34. 34. collect more vinyl
    44 people
Recent entries
read the complete works of William Faulkner (read all 2 entries…)

I finished this last night. It’s a pretty interesting book. It reminds me of The Sound and the Fury in its depiction of a declining Southern family.

read the complete works of William Faulkner (read all 2 entries…)
Four down

I finished As I Lay Dying just the other day, which brings my total to four. The other three were, in order: The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom!, and Light in August. I am currently about halfway done with Sartoris, and after finishing it I plan to read Go Down, Moses, before tackling the Snopes trilogy.

Stay Vegetarian

Well, I’ve been in college for two weeks. So far, I’ve had no trouble at all staying with vegetarianism. I guess I’ve officially accomplished this goal, then.


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