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.
I went this weekend with my Fraternity & it was AMAZING! I absoultely love Mardi Gras, and you MUST go at least once!
OSU’s the best place to go to school. It’s a nice campus community right within sight of a big city. Theres so much to do, theres no way you can’t fit in at the Nation’s Largest University
Oh my gosh! SO INCREDIBLY good! It was amazing! It’s my favorite one so far! I cannot wait for the seventh one! I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but the end made me cry :(
OMG…sooooo good. It’s amazing! I cannot wait for #7…..I think this is my favorite so far!
well, I did it. And I read half blood prince. I cannot belive it…wow…...I just finished it and I’m in shock…
Ok, sooo backpacking trip is coming together quite nicely for how early it is. I’ve narrowed down the countries I want to visit, and all thats left is to find one more person to go with me, and to make sure my plans are cool with everyone else. As of now, I’m planning on Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, somewhere in Denmark, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Nice, Monte Carlo, Geneva, Dublin, Edinburgh, Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and of course London. Where the plan gets tricky is if we want to go to Copenhagen Denmark, we can go to Sweden too, cause it’s very close. But, if we’re planning on going to Rome too, thats kind of out of the way, so we need to make a decision. SOOO many possibilities! Ahhh! lol
Ok, really, the goal is to go to an Olympic game….but c’mon. My favorite event in my favorite city…I’ve just GOT TO go to this one! I’m sooo excited London got the bid!
So now it sounds like my friend Sara may actually be up to the whole backpacking thing…It’d be fun…but I’m still worried about her…I’d almost rather have one of my other friends go with me, but I don’t know, none of them are even remotely interested in backpacking. Why does no one have a sense of adventure these days? :( I know it’s kind of a long way off to be fretting about all this stuff, but I don’t know…these things never come through for me, so I want it planned, set in stone, to go, very, very, very faaarrrr in advance. Ahhhh
ok, so I’m kind of torn on this one. I like some of my pictures, but I don’t know how good they are. I’ve posted a lot under like my places…The Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, and The London Eye all in London on the main pages of those places on 43 places…if anyone sees them and likes them or doesn’t or whatever, I’d be very appreciative if you guys gave me constructive criticism on them….anyways..on another note, I’m entering at least one of my photos from London in the London Eye contest, and maybe one in OSU’s International Picture contest next year. I don’t know..i don’t think I’ll win, but it’s worth a shot, right? Here’s the picture I think I’m going to enter, let me know what you guys think about it. I realise it’s sort of hazy, but I think it adds to the majesty of the whole scene. I don’t know. I’m not a photographer or anything, I just like taking pictures…I don’t have any training or know anything about the composition and all that jazz…I just shoot when I see a picture that makes me feel something…I dunno…I’ve been looking through flickr and all of theirs are so artsy and amazing…I’m more of a landscapeish person….document my travles, ya know?
Well, I’m 1/5 done, with about a quarter of the 2nd one done…I don’t know if I’m going to make it..uh oh…But then again, it’s probably ok, cause my dad says he ordered the 6th book for me…and he’s probably wrong, so I may not even get the 6th book until the time the 7th comes out :(
YAY! Thank You to whoever sent me an invitation! You ROCK!
So, I’m kind of proud of myself. While I’ve been doing the whole 43 things/places scene, I’ve realized I’ve led a pretty darn full life already. I always feel like I’m missing something, and I feel like everyone else has had all these cool experiences and I haven’t, but looking at my lists of completed things, I’m happy. I’ve done things in 19 years that people I know haven’t done in their whole lives. So I’m happy about that. I’m happy that I can keep thinking of all these random things to add to my completed list. But I’m also happy that I can think of lots of things/places to do/go and have a wide expanse of more area to grow. I’m a pretty well-rounded kid, so the fact that I can think of this stuff rocks. Also, all the orange on my map of places made me king of sad! I want to go all over these places, and I’ve only (only…yeah, I sound ungrateful, don’t I? I’m sorry. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful) been to 8 countries. I want to go everywhere. See everything. Do everything. Experience it all. So here’s to living life to the fullest, with no regrets, no unsaid I love you’s, and not holding any grudges. Because “Life is to short for drama and petty problems, so kiss slowly, laugh insanely, forgive quickly, and love truly, because life is too short to be anything but happy”
I guess I could probably make this a finished goal, but I’d like to keep doing it if possible. Why could it be a finished goal? I’m from Michigan, and I go to Ohio State! Plus, to make matters worse, until going to OSU I was the biggest UM fan ever. But then I took the road I never thought I’d even look at, and went to OSU. It’s been one of the best experiences of my life.
could someone that has a gmail account send me an invite? Please, Please, Please, Please! You’d be my hero! you can send it to email@example.com thats courtneymaL 17 (as in seventeen) thank you!
I’m going to be a Sophomore at The Ohio State University. It’s the best experience ever. If anyone wants to know anything about OSU, leave me a comment or something. I absolutely love it!
So I’ve been going through and I’ve completed my 43 places. And all I can say is that how much orange I have on my map is saddening. I though I was pretty well traveled. Hahaha…no. So, Im going to do it. I’m doing it next summer. I don’t care who goes with me, or if I have to go alone. I’m taking a month and going to backpack Europe. I’ve only wanted to do it for my whole life, so I’ve decided I’m not going to wait. I’m done waiting for the right time. I’m doing it. I’m planning it this year and going next summer. Especially if I get my Insurance Liscense, in which case I’ll be getting paid more/hr, plus commisions. By that time, I’m going to be 20. I’m done waiting. I don’t want to put this off forever. And you know what? Who knows how long I’ll live? I could die tomorrow and never have gotten to do the one thing that I’ve so despereatly wanted to do for so long. So I’m doing it. Period.
I was so happy when I heard that the frozen four was going to be played in Columbus on Ohio State’s campus. I was even more thrilled when I found out that I was going! It was sooo great. And it was a great hockey game!
Westminster Abbey was soooooo cool. I can’t even describe it. All of the history, all of the important people who rest there. It gave me chills being inside!
I’ve always been a pretty big history/Egypt buff, so I’ve always wanted to see the Rosetta Stone. So, I’m sure you can imagine how happy I was when I found out we were going to the British Museum, where the Rosetta Stone is!