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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TechnoAg's Life List

  1. 1. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  2. 2. get out of debt
    1 entry
    12,271 people
  3. 3. get published
    1 entry
    2,193 people
  4. 4. blog more
    544 people
  5. 5. make art
    542 people
  6. 6. Non-fiction writing class
    1 person
  7. 7. get my pilot's license
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    817 people
  8. 8. go out on "date nights" with my spouse on a regular basis
    452 people
  9. 9. Improve my photography
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    644 people
  10. 10. Learn to paint with watercolors
    54 people
  11. 11. Learn to play the piano
    8,219 people
  12. 12. learn to sculpt
    77 people
  13. 13. go deep sea fishing
    245 people
  14. 14. Learn to fly fish
    122 people
  15. 15. improve my German
    1 entry
    523 people
  16. 16. learn woodworking
    97 people
  17. 17. Backroads Trip
    1 person
  18. 18. play better golf
    83 people
  19. 19. learn calligraphy
    718 people
  20. 20. Get my MCPD Certification
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get out of debt
Getting close.

5 months remaining until we’re debt free. And just in time since we’re expecting our first child.

improve my German
Better than I remembered

We took a quick trip to Germany a few months ago. With everyday, and using it as much as possible, my German became better and better. Just being around it and hearing it again, I remembered so much. The highlight of the trip for me was a 2 hour conversation in German with the bartender at the last hotel we stayed at. Maybe it was the free wine he kept pouring me. A really nice guy too. We both lived a few miles from each other when I lived in Germany.

get published
Article ideas

I’m thinking of turning a recent blog entry into an article, after I’m implemented it in production and aware of the pitfalls and advantages. In the mean time, I reading the MS Architecture Journal.

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