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 7 things
 

Nick_Sonfend's Life List

  1. 1. write a novel
    10 entries . 26 cheers
    11,517 people
  2. 2. get published
    4 cheers
    2,193 people
  3. 3. Give blood
    4 cheers
    2,979 people
  4. 4. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
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    21,500 people
  5. 5. Send a message in a bottle
    8 cheers
    4,120 people
  6. 6. Work on my Secret Goal
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    45 people
  7. 7. become an astronaut
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    83 people
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Work on my Secret Goal (read all 3 entries…)
a slight alteration...

well, i’ve kind of finished this one, but i’m not marking it as done. there are still a few small details to work out before i can say “i’m done” and say what it is.

all i can say that last night was a HUGE step forward, and it may only be a matter of days or weeks before it is completely done



write a novel (read all 10 entries…)
short term

i think setting a lot of short term goals is a much more efficent method to actually getting it done (as long as you set another soon after you finsih one). the long term stuff that 43things is good overall, but hoping to finish something 200 or more days in the future isn’t really going to motivate you.

that being said, i set my own STG. i just started my spring break, and i want to type at least 20 pages (it will be about 60 pages in a book, or about 1/8 of my total novel) before i go back to school in eight-ish days. i already have three down.



write a novel (read all 10 entries…)
a funny use of my novel

so i really haven’t written anything in a few days (i ended in the middle of a chapter as well), but i just used part of what i wrote to ask a girl out to Prom. i included a little section at the end of it that is a discussion between me and her over going (in narrative). then, i spaced out and just wrote, “fill in the blanks, will you go to prom with me?”

she said yes



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