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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  1. 1. I want to teach at a different school
    1 person
  2. 2. run a marathon
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    12,897 people
  3. 3. Get a promotion
    300 people
  4. 4. lose weight
    42,100 people
  5. 5. get laser hair removal
    482 people
  6. 6. get lasik
    227 people
  7. 7. run a 10K
    1,181 people
  8. 8. Lose 20 pounds
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7,455 people
  9. 9. pay off my BIG credit card
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  10. 10. Finish my PhD
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    715 people
  11. 11. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  12. 12. learn french
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    12,884 people

How I did it
How to run a 5k
It took me
2 months
It made me
feel athletic-y

How to visit Italy: Rome, Naples, Florence,
It took me
6 months
It made me

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Lose 20 pounds
Good News

Although I would hardly have called this good news a week ago…I got SICK! I mean really SICK! And I lost almost 8 pounds! For real! I know it’s crazy, but sometimes there really is a silver lining!

run a 5k
I did this, but heck, my time wasn't great.

I was the last finisher.

I got passed by:

a weenie dog

a woman running with a stroller. with twins in it.

A 500 pound woman wearing a very small sports bra.

I did it. However it took me 45 minutes. I need to do this again and I need to do a better job

learn french

I have no idea. It just sounds freakin’ cool.

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