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. Visit Angkor Wat
    90 people
  2. 2. restore a classic car
    1 entry
    113 people
  3. 3. see my daughter get married
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    11 people
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go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
Do it on a bike

I’ve done this many times – and always on a motorbike. More than once I’ve done it and let other people direct me on where to go. You could make it properly random using a combination of twitter and your mobile. Each time you stop, check and see where your twitter friends are telling you to head. Report back on where you have arrived… and see what happens.
Once (pre-twitter) I did this meandering through Spain. On another occasion I just followed my nose west and ended up on the Welsh coast.
There’s a big world to see. Treat it like a 2.0 experience and connect!

get my motorcycle license

I passed my motorcycle test about a million years ago – when a bloke stood on a street corner with a clipboard to observe your ride.
Now it’s tougher. From October 2008 it gets even tougher.
I’ve put together a chooser to help people find their way through the bewildering options and restrictions you get faced with when trying to work out how to get your UK bike licence these days.
It’s at
If you like it, share it, if you don’t, tell me why.
Many thanks

restore a classic car
If you're ready to start...

I’ve just started a site called where anyone restoring any old car can get together to blog about it – restore, record, share


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