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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I'm doing 17 things
 

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  1. 1. maintain a blog
    48 people
  2. 2. be mentally healthy enough to work
    1 person
  3. 3. see taylor swift live
    1 entry
    4 people
  4. 4. cook every night for a week
    1 person
  5. 5. grow something
    41 people
  6. 6. learn to knit properly
    11 people
  7. 7. declutter
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  8. 8. maintain a penpal relationship
    1 person
  9. 9. get university entrance
    1 person
  10. 10. get fit
    3,666 people
  11. 11. finish nanowrimo
    114 people
  12. 12. finish watching buffy
    1 person
  13. 13. learn to drive
    6,741 people
  14. 14. go overseas
    123 people
  15. 15. recover from ptsd
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    6 people
  16. 16. finish a novel
    123 people
  17. 17. watch a hundred black and white movies
    1 entry
    1 person
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watch a hundred black and white movies
1 down, 99 to go

I’m counting from today. I’ve watched a few black and white movies in the past, but I’ve generally been a colour snob. Today I watched The She-Creature with my brother and my flatmate’s girlfriend. It was fantastic and terrible, like all sci-fi horror movies should be. Plus, I really love the hair-styles and women’s clothing from like, 1900 through to 1960.

I have another couple of black and white flicks out and own a bunch more. I expect to have this goal done within the next couple of months. I’m mostly doing it to see if I can, but also because I want to try things I’ve decided in the past I didn’t like



See Taylor Swift live
It's happening

The tickets are in our room. We have a plan. There are a few hiccups, but I’m sure they’ll all smooth out in time for it to happen.

March 18th, 2012. Two days after my birthday. It’s happening.




 

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