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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Sell 10,000 copies of my novel, The Wrong Way Down
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E-Books and Paperbacks are at Amazon.com as well as at Barnes and Noble.com.

I am not in bookstores yet, but if I can sell 10,000 copies, there would be no reason why it couldn’t be.

look here for details, http://jakeelliotfiction.com/my-book/



visit all 50 states (read all 2 entries…)
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visited 24 states (48%)Create your own visited map of The United States



Read two books by George Orwell. (read all 2 entries…)
1984

I’ve read the first chapter the other night. Very thick and very intense writing is my only comment so far. I plan to savor this novel, even if it is going to be a workout to read. 23 pages down, only 332 to go.



Read two books by George Orwell. (read all 2 entries…)
1984

The book is in the house, now all I need to do is read it.



Win a short story contest
I sent two to a contest in So. Carolina.

One is about a drug addict, the other is about suicide. What’s the difference?



make popcorn
Saw this on another member's site.

I can do this. In fact, I do it all the time.



visit all 50 states (read all 2 entries…)
My last count was 21.

I should list them, but I’m lazy tonight.



read Mark Twain's classics with the words 'nigger' and 'injun' before the word carvers destroy amazing pieces of literature.
Nigger, the most anti-PC word in North America

I have Huck Finn, all I need now is Tom Sawyer, and then read them. (Huck is a sort-of-sequel to Tom’s story.)



Drive through Texas to get to Las Vegas just to bet $100 on black..
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This one is going to happen by early March. It would be easy to drop $100 since I live in Vegas, the challenge of the goal is driving through Texas and having $100 left to gamble. A friend is getting Married in Fort Worth at the end of February. The oppurtunity is upon me.



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