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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Pallandra's Life List

  1. 1. Meet Alton Brown
    76 people
  2. 2. do more photography
    1 cheer
    121 people
  3. 3. read Sartre
    5 people
  4. 4. Study in Scotland
    2 cheers
    9 people
  5. 5. Be published
    413 people
  6. 6. Learn to cook
    1 cheer
    10,169 people
  7. 7. Send a postcard to Postsecret
    2,965 people
  8. 8. try a mugwort pillow
    2 people
  9. 9. drive in San Francisco
    1 person
  10. 10. Apply for "Big Brother"
    4 people
  11. 11. own season tickets to the A's
    1 person
  12. 12. learn to tie knots
    35 people
  13. 13. Finish my decoupaged poem wallhanging
    1 person
  14. 14. Make a clay Prince and katamari
    1 person
  15. 15. Eat healthier
    1 cheer
    11,202 people
  16. 16. Hike in Yosemite
    1 cheer
    6 people
  17. 17. work at Starbucks
    1 cheer
    106 people
  18. 18. get over my fear of heights
    235 people
  19. 19. backpack through Europe
    5,131 people
  20. 20. be better at identifying birds and bird calls
    1 cheer
    25 people
  21. 21. Date a Baseball Player
    1 cheer
    14 people
  22. 22. go to more baseball games
    15 people
  23. 23. Visit Spain
    670 people
  24. 24. Visit Ireland
    2,752 people
  25. 25. read Dante's divine comedy
    57 people
  26. 26. Go to tracking school in New Jersey
    1 person
  27. 27. Be a better lighting designer
    1 person
  28. 28. See Rent on Broadway
    123 people
  29. 29. learn to bartend
    634 people
  30. 30. lose 20 pounds
    1 cheer
    7,455 people
  31. 31. regularly attend Open Circles
    1 person
  32. 32. improve my Spanish
    1,092 people
  33. 33. Get a PhD
    2,975 people
  34. 34. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  35. 35. Finish writing my play
    19 people
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I’ve done NaNoWriMo for five years. I haven’t always won, but I’ve tried. This year was so hectic that I really thought about not doing it—but I sucked it up and succeeded in getting 50,000 words. NaNo is one of my favorite things in the year, it’s always great fun to see the same people year after year at write-ins and to really be devoted to writing for a month. I wish everyone would give it a shot at least once in their life.


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