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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TangerineRose's Life List

  1. 1. Rock what I've got
    1 entry . 166 cheers
    3 people
  2. 2. make a photo book
    22 cheers
    12 people
  3. 3. Take a meditation course
    2 entries . 68 cheers
    6 people
  4. 4. Walk the Camino de Santiago
    1 entry . 37 cheers
    259 people
  5. 5. visit Portmeirion
    1 entry . 29 cheers
    2 people
  6. 6. Toy Society
    1 entry . 17 cheers
    2 people
  7. 7. Have my own art studio
    55 cheers
    96 people
  8. 8. ride in a helicopter
    4 entries . 30 cheers
    491 people
  9. 9. play guitar
    10 entries . 36 cheers
    1,884 people
  10. 10. Complete another sewing project
    2 entries . 66 cheers
    1 person
  11. 11. Start my own business
    3 entries . 51 cheers
    9,330 people
  12. 12. Visit my birthplace
    26 cheers
    19 people
  13. 13. visit a butterfly enclosure
    1 entry . 23 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. create a logo for my business name
    13 cheers
    1 person
  15. 15. Invest
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    929 people
  16. 16. Get a HEPA air cleaner
    9 cheers
    2 people
  17. 17. Listen to my Meditation CD
    13 cheers
    1 person
  18. 18. Create an account on Youtube
    5 cheers
    2 people
  19. 19. update my itunes
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    3 people
  20. 20. Someday I'd like to...
    7 cheers
    6 people
  21. 21. "Compliments Journal"
    6 entries . 11 cheers
    12 people
  22. 22. SAVE
    8 cheers
    74 people
  23. 23. Find out who is subscribed to me.
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    48 people
  24. 24. make a baby gift
    2 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. have a one word resolution for 2014
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    0 people
  26. 26. Watch a documentary
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. create a new vision board
    3 cheers
    2 people
  28. 28. read an entire textbook
    4 cheers
    3 people
  29. 29. work out why
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    2 people
  30. 30. quotes
    12 entries . 2 cheers
    20 people
  31. 31. organise my superannuation
    5 entries . 4 cheers
    3 people
  32. 32. Send Kimber~ and her family strength and prayers in the wake of her brother's illness
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5 people

How I did it
How to play mini golf
It took me
1 day
It made me

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Send Kimber~ and her family strength and prayers in the wake of her brother's illness
Dear Kimber

Thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
Hug xo

Thank the Robot Coop for everything, and wish them all well
Thank You Robots

I read about 43 Things in an article at least a year before I joined. When I created an account in 2007 I created a user name that had the same amount of letters as my actual name, but nothing that would easily lead back to me. I don’t have any particular taste for roses or tangerines lol!

Minutes after creating a couple of goals, I received my first cheers! I actually didn’t realise there would be any social element to the site, and knew nothing about subscriptions either :)

This site has been a beautiful place for me, a place where I have found an entire community of like minded people. I’ve enjoyed all the comments, cheers and satisfaction of marking a goal as complete :)

It was through my “take a photo a day” goal that I discovered a love of photography and embarked on a new direction of study.

Through Zijue’s Secret Santa goal I’ve had the excitement of choosing gifts for others across the globe, using their list of goals as my shopping list :)

I was in some denial until I saw a recent post with the details of a message from one of the Robots.
With a heavy heart I face the news and prepare myself to say goodbye to this community and hope that we can stay in touch and try to continue to help each other reach our goals.

Cheers x

watch anchorman (read all 3 entries…)

Anything that makes me laugh is worth doing :)
I found Blades of Glory funnier, but perhaps it’s because I’m partial to a good figure skating routine :)

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