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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Kent Martin




I'm doing 27 things
 
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go hiking more
Difficulty Level - Pathetically easy

L.A. has an embarrasing amount of hiking trails. I’ve joined an outdoor club and every weekend beckons for me to head for the hills. This club does an “easy” hike every Monday evening…I just never get out of my dayslave-job in time to join them. But wait campers, there’s hope: I’ve got some vacation time coming so THAT WILL be the perfect time and the perfect start to my glorious nature hobby. (Picturing myself on the cover of OUTDOORS magazine)



start an investment portfolio
Difficulty Level - Easy if you can bear to read up on it all

Paging Suze Orman! I’ve reached the point in my life when it’s time to start putting back: ehem…early thirties. So what’s a boy to do if he don’t know nuttin’ about investin’? I think I found the answer. Start SMALL. Put that soda money into something and let it grow…YES!! It’s genious. Stay tuned…



Workout 3 to 4 times a week
Difficulty Level - Easy but annoying

I know I’ll feel better, increase endorphins and all that, but the truth is I don’t enjoy working out. The trainer makes me do stuff that causes my face to contort and then I feel sore afterwards – and not in a good way. My old excuse “I’d rather be home watching American Idol” doesn’t apply anymore. A) I have a DVR and B) I’m supposed to be dropping TV altogether. In L.A., like car insurance, gym memberships are mandatory.

Right, time to think positive: working out=getting laid. Yay!



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