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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Evan




I'm doing 30 things
 

Evan's Life List

  1. 1. stop procrastinating
    30,438 people
  2. 2. get organized
    6,537 people
  3. 3. get my Eagle
    4 people
  4. 4. learn to play the clarinet
    1 entry
    39 people
  5. 5. learn to play the flute
    1 entry
    350 people
  6. 6. learn to play the piano
    8,225 people
  7. 7. learn to play bass guitar
    691 people
  8. 8. learn to play guitar
    5,063 people
  9. 9. get a job
    12,582 people
  10. 10. write a novel
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    11,510 people
  11. 11. read all the books in my "must read" pile
    1 cheer
    1,082 people
  12. 12. read more books
    1 cheer
    11,831 people
  13. 13. identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money)
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,822 people
  14. 14. declutter 15 minutes a day
    78 people
  15. 15. visit all 50 states
    9,056 people
  16. 16. write my autobiography
    581 people
  17. 17. read more poetry
    2 cheers
    206 people
  18. 18. get straight A's
    1,925 people
  19. 19. Play Dungeons and Dragons
    1 entry
    50 people
  20. 20. be more positive
    2 cheers
    2,862 people
  21. 21. build an online portfolio
    79 people
  22. 22. learn PHP
    1,496 people
  23. 23. Have a little bit of pointless fun every day
    1 cheer
    140 people
  24. 24. visit all 7 continents
    1,518 people
  25. 25. inspire someone
    1,622 people
  26. 26. learn html
    783 people
  27. 27. go to college
    4,486 people
  28. 28. decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life
    7,200 people
  29. 29. get a PhD
    1 cheer
    2,975 people
  30. 30. get a masters degree
    3,002 people

How I did it
How to keep a journal
It took me
30 days
It made me


How to kiss
It took me
11 months
It made me


How to write a good short story
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel awesome


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Recent entries
Learn to play the flute
On a mission...

Well, I don’t really know when this started, and I think I may have subconsciously started it in my own mind, but my girlfriend and I have been competing at how many instruments we can play (well). I’m at 3 (alto sax, bari sax, tenor sax), and she’s at 4 (alto sax, clarinet, quints (drums), tenor sax). I need a fourth instrument… and I know for a fact that flute is supposed to e a fairly easy sax double.



learn to play the clarinet
On a mission

Well, I don’t really know when this started, and I think I may have subconsciously started it in my own mind, but my girlfriend and I have been competing at how many instruments we can play (well). I’m at 3 (alto sax, bari sax, tenor sax), and she’s at 4 (alto sax, clarinet, quints (drums), tenor sax). I need a fourth instrument… and I’m pretty sure clarinet is a pretty easy sax double.



Play Dungeons and Dragons
Want to play more

I have played a little at band camp ‘09, but we didn’t play that much. And now that the DM has graduated, and most of the people in my party aren’t in band anymore… I want to play more though.



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