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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Sundance101's Life List

  1. 1. Complete the Change Your Life Challenge
    3 entries
    1 person
  2. 2. Find a new job
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1,164 people
  3. 3. Go back to school
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    2,744 people
  4. 4. Quit Smoking
    5 entries . 1 cheer
    9,282 people
  5. 5. Complete the Master Cleanse
    58 people
  6. 6. Plant a Garden
    1 cheer
    2,097 people
  7. 7. Be totally Self-Confident
    1 person
  8. 8. Eliminate My Debt
    1 entry
    83 people
  9. 9. Learn to cook
    10,169 people
  10. 10. Run a Marathon
    12,897 people
  11. 11. Learn a New Language
    2,142 people
  12. 12. Get Married
    21,332 people
  13. 13. Visit Spain
    670 people
  14. 14. Milk a goat
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    17 people
  15. 15. Visit China
    880 people
  16. 16. Visit Portugal
    105 people
  17. 17. Watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in one marathon session
    1 person
  18. 18. Read every book on the list of Easton Press's "The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written"
    1 person
  19. 19. See the Sistine Chapel
    74 people
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Eliminate my debt
Baby Steps

Well, I just paid an extra $20 on my car payment this month. It’s not that much but it makes me happy to know that I won’t pay one dime worth of interest on that extra $20. Every little bit helps.

find a new job (read all 3 entries…)
so many applications, so little job offers

Ok. Now I’m starting to get more than a little frustrated and discouraged. : (

Quit Smoking (read all 5 entries…)
When does it stop?

Fell off track a bit, but thankfully I’ve been able to pull it back together. I have, however, become somewhat of an expert at theorizing about when one has exactly “quit” and whether having just one means you have to start counting from day one all over again or whether it could just be slip and you can keep racking the days up. aw well, i guess if that keeps my mind off of planning how I might possibly obtain and then secretly smoke one so that no one would know , then I guess I will deal with it.

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