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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TallPaul6533's Life List

  1. 1. have a good body
    8 people
  2. 2. get stronger
    270 people
  3. 3. write a book
    1 entry
    31,381 people
  4. 4. inspire
    211 people
  5. 5. learn sign language
    1 cheer
    8,503 people
  6. 6. learn how to drive stick-shift
    4,442 people
  7. 7. know more about cars
    1 cheer
    6 people
  8. 8. learn to play bass
    1 entry
    723 people
  9. 9. go skinny dipping
    1 entry
    3,193 people
  10. 10. go to Japan
    3,749 people
  11. 11. keep playing my trumpet
    1 person
  12. 12. pray more
    3,199 people
  13. 13. get published
    2,193 people
  14. 14. drive a lamborghini
    78 people
  15. 15. clean out my life
    1 cheer
    13 people
  16. 16. whiten my teeth
    1 entry
    2,112 people
  17. 17. buy a car
    3,467 people
  18. 18. dunk a basketball
    260 people
  19. 19. be in a professional orchestra
    1 person
  20. 20. eat healthier
    11,202 people
  21. 21. Finish what I start
    4,026 people
  22. 22. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    7,806 people
  23. 23. write more poetry
    1 cheer
    956 people
  24. 24. meet new people
    4,420 people
  25. 25. buy a home audio system
    1 person

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