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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dlvanveelen's Life List

  1. 1. Start my own business
    9,331 people
  2. 2. buy a macBook
    1 cheer
    175 people
  3. 3. buy a digital SLR camera
    69 people
  4. 4. have a hobby farm
    1 cheer
    13 people
  5. 5. Master advanced yoga
    1 cheer
    2 people
  6. 6. run a half marathon
    2,497 people
  7. 7. run a 10K
    1,184 people
  8. 8. run a 5k
    2,791 people
  9. 9. Reach my goal weight of 150lbs
    1 person
  10. 10. attain enlightenment
    96 people
  11. 11. have children
    4,514 people
  12. 12. build a home
    124 people
  13. 13. Buy a piece of land
    19 people
  14. 14. Learn to surf
    8,138 people
  15. 15. study buddhism in tibet
    5 people
  16. 16. practice yoga in India
    10 people
  17. 17. Visit the Netherlands
    90 people
  18. 18. visit Norway
    1 cheer
    254 people
  19. 19. Visit New Orleans
    267 people
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