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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aDollarAndADream's Life List

  1. 1. build furniture
    170 people
  2. 2. learn how to surf
    964 people
  3. 3. Get rid of all the things that don't make me happy
    33 people
  4. 4. take more pictures...better pictures
    150 people
  5. 5. take more risks
    1,079 people
  6. 6. Talk more to my friends
    3 people
  7. 7. talk to my family more
    56 people
  8. 8. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  9. 9. finish grad school
    194 people
  10. 10. do yoga
    2,363 people
  11. 11. drive cross-country in a convertible
    2 people
  12. 12. be green
    1 cheer
    55 people
  13. 13. be a good boss
    17 people
  14. 14. be mindful
    167 people
  15. 15. finish school
    2,004 people
  16. 16. furniture
    10 people
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build my own furniture
Just finished my second end table

It was a great way to spend time with my dad. I traveled home for a week last year and we made an end table out of solid american walnut. The design for it was inspired by a very high-end furniture company (www.bddw.com) based out of NYC. It turned out well and we learned a lot.

This year, we stepped it up a notch. We used macassar ebony and mdf. I just finished putting it together and it looks amazing.

It was great to build something. It was great to spend time working with my dad. I get both great memories, a piece of art, a place to keep my stuff, and the pride of making it happen.

Thanks dad!




 

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