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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I'm doing 27 things

How I did it
How to take a roadtrip cross country
It took me
28 days
It made me

How to bake cookies
It took me
1 day
It made me
not hungry anymore

How to do NaNoWriMo
It took me
26 days
It made me

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Read The Lord of The Rings
One down, two to go.

I read the Fellowship of the Ring a while ago, and I’m hoping to get The Two Towers and The Return of the King for Christmas! :)

finish my novel
Half way there

I have about fifty-one thousand words down from NaNoWriMo this year, but I’m only halfway through my story. But now I can actually care about where the plot is going, as opposed to stuffing it full with purple prose. I think the last half of this story will be a lot more stream-lined, more dialogue, less description. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year!

Read 10 Classic Novels

1. Great Expectations
2. A Tale of Two Cities
3. To Kill A Mockingbird
4. 1984
5. A Christmas Carol
6. Lord of the Flies
7. The Great Gatsby
8. Dracula
9. The Picture of Dorian Gray
10. A Farewell to Arms

I’ve read a lot more, but these are the ten that jumped first to my mind. :)

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