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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eightyeight's Life List

  1. 1. find my soul mate
    1 entry
    522 people
  2. 2. Get 'elena' branded on my wrist
    1 person
  3. 3. Make a film with Quentin Jerome Tarantino
    1 person
  4. 4. Find him
    110 people
  5. 5. Be remembered by the world
    2 people
  6. 6. Save a soul
    1 cheer
    3 people
  7. 7. become a photographer
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1,261 people
  8. 8. nirvana
    4 people
  9. 9. become a filmmaker
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    109 people
  10. 10. Create my own heaven
    1 cheer
    1 person
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become a photographer (read all 2 entries…)

I just need a professional camera.
I have the talent, just not the money.
I can’t wait until I get this shitty job.
It’s gonna be righteous.

become a photographer (read all 2 entries…)

That’s just a quick photo of Minute Maid Park.
Nothing fantastical, camera phone.
I need a good camera though.
I need a fucking job. =[
Anyone know of the best camera I can get for under two hundred.
I want a dark room and develop the film myself.
Once I actually get a good camera, I know of a bunch of spots with beautiful views. =]

become a filmmaker

Basically, I don’t have much money. I can’t afford lessons or a camera.
I’ve learned I complain too much when I should be happy I don’t live in a third world country.
I just don’t know what to write about anymore.
All of it’s a cliché, it’s all been done before.
I just hope this is one of the things I was meant to do.
I’ve been thinking about just making documentaries.
That’s the easiest I can do and I have a lot to say.
I want to make films though. That most will hate because they’ve never seen anything like it and they’re jealous they didn’t think of it before. Something that fucking great, that I am a trend that never dies.

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