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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baddidodo's Life List

  1. 1. go to new zealand
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    808 people
  2. 2. get an ipod
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    1,143 people
  3. 3. see a volcano erupt
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    48 people
  4. 4. get out of debt
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    12,263 people
  5. 5. move to italy
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    172 people
  6. 6. drink less caffeine
    1 entry
    74 people
  7. 7. be better at staying in touch
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    10 people
  8. 8. win the lottery
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    4,030 people
  9. 9. not let the bastards get me down
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    3 people
  10. 10. see the northern lights
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    19,120 people
  11. 11. watch more rugby
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    4 people
  12. 12. learn to cook more interesting food
    1 entry
    2 people
  13. 13. take up judo
    1 entry
    1 person
  14. 14. get a masters degree
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    3,002 people
  15. 15. get a phd
    2,976 people
  16. 16. become an academic
    5 people
  17. 17. stop being scared of syntax
    1 person
  18. 18. take more photos
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    3,672 people
  19. 19. fix my laptop
    36 people
  20. 20. move house
    189 people
  21. 21. eat less crap
    26 people
  22. 22. get a wasps season ticket
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    1 person
  23. 23. go to the australian open
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    6 people
  24. 24. be more patient
    3,254 people
  25. 25. redecorate
    56 people
  26. 26. re-dye my hair
    16 people
  27. 27. read more
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    9,074 people
  28. 28. get a tattoo
    21,926 people
  29. 29. learn to ride a motorbike
    1 cheer
    367 people
  30. 30. get a dog
    2 cheers
    4,001 people
  31. 31. start playing squash again
    4 people
  32. 32. go to more gigs
    1 cheer
    219 people
  33. 33. stop biting my nails
    7,261 people
  34. 34. analyse less
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    4 people
  35. 35. not leave everything til the last minute
    1 person
  36. 36. move on
    417 people
  37. 37. learn more languages
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    426 people
  38. 38. go on holiday
    260 people
  39. 39. go paragliding
    1 cheer
    240 people
  40. 40. give blood
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2,982 people
  41. 41. go to the british moto gp
    1 person
  42. 42. have something published
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    95 people
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have something published
realistically, it's going to be academic

i’m not the creative writing type, although sometimes i kid myself that if i put my mind to it i could write something witty about travelling in southern italy. but reasonably, it’s going to be an article that about 5 people in the world will care about or understand. but that would do.



take up judo
because it looks like fun

and i could pretend i was keeping fit. and anyway, someone once told me judo would be good for people with a low centre of gravity. i think that’s posh speak for “short-arses”. which would be me. non?



learn to cook more interesting food
because a girl cannot live on risotto alone

actually, she probably could. but i feel i should branch out. chicken risotto is really very good, though. my only other exciting dish is spinach and ricotta cannelloni. i feel my culinary skills have been sorely dented by years of living with a vegetarian…



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