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. learn how to solve cryptic crosswords
    2 entries . 13 cheers
    63 people
  2. 2. Learn how to whistle really loud with my fingers
    4 cheers
    979 people
  3. 3. have a body like Steph from Survivor
    1 person
  4. 4. write down everything i remember about my childhood, good and bad, and share it with my siblings
    13 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  5. 5. stop bitching so much and be more constructive
    2 entries . 5 cheers
    1 person
  6. 6. organise a kick-arse party
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    1 person
  7. 7. try out more of my local restaurants
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. Stay best friends with my best friend forever
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    52 people
  9. 9. get rid of my beer belly
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    3 people
  10. 10. participate in a flashmob in Melbourne, Australia
    52 team members . 1 entry
    59 people
  11. 11. be nicer to my brother even when he troubles me so
    1 entry
    1 person
  12. 12. use the time in my weekends more wisely
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    1 person
  13. 13. Get in the Guinness book of records
    4 cheers
    3 people
  14. 14. Drive a car on its side 2 wheels
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    7 people
  15. 15. review books & start my book log
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  16. 16. learn to swing dance
    2 entries . 10 cheers
    1,159 people
  17. 17. visit the Grand Canyon
    6 cheers
    631 people
  18. 18. sing in a band
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    719 people
  19. 19. write fanmail to one of my favourite authors (living)
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. be obsessed
    3 entries . 5 cheers
    2 people
  21. 21. learn a really cool magic trick
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    20 people
  22. 22. eat 5 serves of vegetables & fruit a day
    4 entries . 7 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. buy more dresses
    5 entries . 5 cheers
    22 people
  24. 24. Swim in a pool of beer
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. not be addicted to facebook
    1 entry
    30 people
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not be addicted to facebook
must get over my obsession...

but I love it.



be nicer to my brother even when he troubles me so
I am trying so hard

but he makes it difficult to be understanding sometimes. And sometimes I find it difficult to believe that we have the same parents because we had all had a wonderful childhood with caring and loving parents that did the best they could. How come then my sisters and I grew up to be independent, respectful and resourceful and he turned out needy, resentful and hurtful? I actually dont mind him too much, he can be funny and generous, but he can snap at any time and just be so cruel. I always get the feeling with him that everything comes at a price, like he’ll be kind and loving one moment so you let your guard down and tell him something about yourself and then the next thing you know he uses it against you. I can take it most of the time but he throws a lot of crap to my younger sister who can be very sensitive. I’m not saying we have to be best friends, i think, mostly I would like to talk about him with pride instead of bitterness…and not have to tread carefully when I see him. Most of all though, most of all, I want my parents to stop defending him so much. I just dont want to hear like I’ve heard so many times in the past “be the bigger person”. But I guess that’s what parents are supposed to do, right? Anyway enough for tonight.



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