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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RJ




I'm doing 8 things
 
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Organize old photos, digital photos, print and frame photos, etc.
Too many photos

The problem with digital photography is the volume of photos you end up with at the end. I need to spend a weekend sorting through my photographs, putting those I want developed on to a CD, putting prints into photo albums and uploading some on to the web to share with friends and family.



read, read, and read some more
Read more

I’ve neglected my reading over the past year or so and want to get back into reading on a regular basis.



Get a PhD
Undertake a PhD in Egyptology

I would like to undertake a PhD in Egyptology and round off my education, but the cost is a big problem. There isn’t much funding in the field and I would likely have to find or borrow the money myself. This is probably more of a long-term thing I’d like to do.

I might take the course on a part-time basis and work, although this will mean an extra two years added to the time to complete it. Alternatively I might look into an MPhil in the subject as a stepping stone.



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