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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I'm doing 25 things

How I did it
How to give up caffeine
It took me
50 days
It made me
Eventual energized.

How to sled down Art Hill
It took me
1 day
It made me
Feel like a kid!

Recent entries
embrace my inner nerd
A how-to guide

- Own a copy of Firefly. And never forgive FOX for what they did.
- Like ‘The Cortex….social networking for Browncoats’ on Facebook
- Work a job writing software for scientists.
- Go to the University of Missouri-Rolla
- Celebrate the major holidays: May the Fourth, Pi Day, Mol Day…
- Follow
- Tell someone to do something by starting the request with ‘sudo’
- Identify with the characters on the Big Bang Theory
- Drop phrases like ‘It’s a Trap!’, ‘We aim to misbehave’, or ‘Don’t call be Shirley’ into normal conversation, without missing a beat.
- Allow your friends the option of providing them driving directions in ‘Yoda mode’

identify 100 things that make me happy (besides money) (read all 2 entries…)

40. Walking around barefoot, enjoying great conversation.
39. A beautiful view from a train ride.
38. A day at the beach
37. That feeling of strength and centering when you’ve done just the right amount of working out.
36. Road trips
35. Being in awe of something naturally created
34. Decorating
33. Flying over the Rocky Mountains.
32. Flying into a favorite city and being able to identify landmarks from the air. Especially at night.
31. Hammocks
30. Taking a nap in the sunny spot on the carpet
29. Watching a meteor shower, not on purpose

visit all 50 states (read all 5 entries…)
+ California, 4/9

With a new job comes trips to San Francisco. Beautiful view of the hills from the office and great seafood and bay views to be had in the evenings.

visited 24 states (48%)Create your own visited map of The United States

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