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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hairylegs's Life List

  1. 1. Get published.
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    2,193 people
  2. 2. Get an agent.
    196 people
  3. 3. show my work in a gallery
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    133 people
  4. 4. travel overseas
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    303 people
  5. 5. make lulu or shutterfly photo albums
    1 person
  6. 6. Write a will
    758 people
  7. 7. Write 50,000 words in a month
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    1 person
  8. 8. finish house wall art
    1 person

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How to get passport
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2 months
It made me

How to exercise my brain
It took me
10 days
It made me

How to decorate a cake with fondant (whim)
It took me
1 day
It made me

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complete home redecorating project
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but renovations are so very painful.

become comfortable driving

I went too fast down a hill on wet pavement a few days ago and couldn’t brake normally… I ended out skidding to a halt and barely missing an accident. No fun.

find five healthy recipies (read all 5 entries…)
Carrots and Dip

I’ve finally found a fifth healthy food my picky-eater husband will eat!

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