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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aer197's Life List

  1. 1. Read "Don Quixote"
    93 people
  2. 2. Send a postcard from my own city
    1 person
  3. 3. bake a cake
    1 cheer
    244 people
  4. 4. Cook a lemon tart
    1 person
  5. 5. Try eating fishfingers and custard
    1 cheer
    1 person
  6. 6. Go through a toll bridge and pay for you and the car behind you
    33 people
  7. 7. Host a BBQ at my house
    1 person
  8. 8. Try clam chowder
    1 person
  9. 9. walk a dog
    1 cheer
    3 people
  10. 10. Visit stonehenge at Sunrise or Sunset and be inside the stones
    1 person
  11. 11. scream at the top of my lungs
    124 people
  12. 12. do voluntary work
    48 people
  13. 13. see The Kooks live
    4 people
  14. 14. run 10k in under an hour
    8 people
  15. 15. Try caviar
    58 people
  16. 16. Watch a musical in London
    5 people
  17. 17. See Judy Dench act on stage
    1 person
  18. 18. walk across a country
    6 people
  19. 19. Do the 3 peaks
    5 people
  20. 20. Do a walk of more than 2 days in a row
    1 person
  21. 21. Kyack on a river
    1 person
  22. 22. Learn to whistle really loud.
    77 people
  23. 23. see coldplay live
    1 entry
    116 people
  24. 24. walk the pembrokeshire coast path
    1 entry
    3 people
  25. 25. ride on a hovercraft
    4 people
  26. 26. Try guinea pig
    1 person
  27. 27. watch the top 250 films in the Internet movie database.
    1 person
  28. 28. watch a World Cup rugby game live
    2 people
  29. 29. watch a premiership rugby match
    1 person
  30. 30. Go to a Formula One race
    1 entry
    3 people
  31. 31. watch Steve wonder in concert
    1 person
  32. 32. Make a Japanese Garden
    38 people
  33. 33. Go to one of La Tomatina, Oktoberfest or Rio Carnival
    1 person
  34. 34. Watch Barcelona Vs Real Madrid in the Camp Nou
    3 people
  35. 35. watch a world cup soccer match
    6 people
  36. 36. Watch Maggie Smith act on stage
    1 person
  37. 37. Go watch a lions rugby tour
    1 person
  38. 38. Fly First Class
    1,264 people
  39. 39. visit antartica
    1 entry
    94 people
  40. 40. see a gorilla in the wild
    10 people
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see the northern lights

Stood out in a freezing field with a makeshift ‘tripod’. Great to see them.

See David Tennant. Live.

With Sarah. He was great.

See the sunrise, and sunset in the same day

Did this in Marrakech on a rooftop terrace. Enjoyable.

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