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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  1. 1. Read more
    1 cheer
    9,072 people
  2. 2. buy a stranger a drink
    4 people
  3. 3. Buy a girl in a bar a drink
    1 person
  4. 4. road trip
    372 people
  5. 5. Go on vacation alone
    27 people
  6. 6. get a better job
    1,386 people
  7. 7. Record an album
    1,296 people
  8. 8. Beat my depression
    2 cheers
    1,942 people
  9. 9. write a novel
    11,515 people
  10. 10. Make a movie
    3,127 people
  11. 11. learn to play bass guitar
    1 entry
    693 people
  12. 12. Learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance
    1,211 people
  13. 13. find new friends
    1 entry
    343 people
  14. 14. write a screenplay
    1 entry
    2,319 people
  15. 15. get rejected
    29 people
  16. 16. drink tequila slammers
    1 person
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write a screenplay
I have ideas

I have ideas for stories. I mostly just need to make the time, sit down, and write, write, write.

I have never dated

I have never dated, and I have no idea how. I want to be normal, meet people, and go on dates.

learn to play bass guitar
How well is good enough?

I can play, basically. Having come from acoustic guitar helps a lot. But I want to be a confident bass player.

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