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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alanbaltis




I'm doing 42 things
 

alanbaltis's Life List

  1. 1. Visit the Galapagos Islands
    272 people
  2. 2. go to TED
    8 people
  3. 3. go to MacWorld in San Francisco every year
    1 person
  4. 4. go to Wizard World in Chicago every year
    1 person
  5. 5. go to Comicon International in San Diego every year
    1 person
  6. 6. Get all my CDs digitized and organized
    1 person
  7. 7. Be able to lift 1000 lb with my legs again
    1 person
  8. 8. have a bigger house
    1 cheer
    8 people
  9. 9. go back to Banff
    5 people
  10. 10. run a marathon
    12,898 people
  11. 11. hike the Appalachian Trail
    2,111 people
  12. 12. be a teacher
    679 people
  13. 13. Visit every USA National Park
    1 person
  14. 14. Reconcile with my older brother
    1 person
  15. 15. Write a book
    31,381 people
  16. 16. Attend The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas every year
    1 person
  17. 17. Attend the Sundance Film Festival
    208 people
  18. 18. Attend the World Puzzle Party
    1 person
  19. 19. compete in the World Crossword Puzzle Championship
    1 person
  20. 20. be able to play keyboards in public
    1 person
  21. 21. stay overnight at Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon
    1 person
  22. 22. go spelunking in Carlsbad Caverns & Lechugilla
    1 person
  23. 23. make my parents proud of me
    225 people
  24. 24. see the Pyramids and the Sphinx
    4 people
  25. 25. travel to Machu Picchu
    29 people
  26. 26. travel all over Europe
    200 people
  27. 27. pay off my house
    192 people
  28. 28. live to be 100
    338 people
  29. 29. lose 100 pounds
    1,949 people
  30. 30. travel to australia
    882 people
  31. 31. organize a Colloquium on Games & Play
    1 person
  32. 32. Go to Alaska
    768 people
  33. 33. see all 50 US State Capitols
    1 person
  34. 34. die from something other than cancer
    1 person
  35. 35. play in the World Series of Poker
    123 people
  36. 36. be a millionaire
    796 people
  37. 37. watch every Alfred Hitchcock movie
    10 people
  38. 38. watch every one of the 100 Greatest Films ever made
    1 person
  39. 39. watch every South Park episode
    16 people
  40. 40. watch every Simpsons episode
    57 people
  41. 41. travel to the farthest point on earth from where I was born (Chicago, IL)
    1 person
  42. 42. have a million visitors to my website
    1 cheer
    1 person
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watch every x-files episode
I watched every X-Files ever made

I added them all to my NetFlix queue, and kept bumping them up to the top of my list whenever I wanted something besides “the next movie.”




 

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