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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learn to dance and not be embarrased to dance
With an emphasis on the Learn to Dance part

Until very recently I had no problem being dragged to the dance floor and “grooving to the music”, especially if it were a crowded club where there wasn’t every much space to move anyway. Then, one day, out of curiously, I danced in front of my full-length mirror at home. the Horror! Why is it that dancers in music videos make it look so easy? And why didn’t anyone tell me I looked ridiculous emulating people with rhythm?

Lose 20 pounds by New Year's Eve

With 92 days until NYE, if I aim to lose just 1/4th of a pound per day, I’ll reach this goal. This means utilizing approximately 825 more calories a day, whether it be from increasing exercise or decreasing food intake…that doesn’t seem too difficult...does it? The cover of this month’s Shape magazine (or was it Fitness ?) promises to reveal “Easy Ways to Lose 500 Calories”. I’ll read it at the gym tomorrow (day 1, wahoo) and update this with feasible suggestions.

Despite being a math major, I often get my numbers wrong, so here’s the disclaimer for the above logic (oh, and also that weight-loss is hard!).


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