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 26 things

halfshadows's Life List

  1. 1. get fit
    3,666 people
  2. 2. Complete twelve paintings and have my first gallery showing.
    1 person
  3. 3. Learn to use Painter IX
    9 people
  4. 4. Learn French
    12,884 people
  5. 5. Convert my entire CD collection to MP3
    1 cheer
    94 people
  6. 6. learn to sew
    4,064 people
  7. 7. read the classics
    1 cheer
    716 people
  8. 8. Get organized
    6,534 people
  9. 9. Get more sleep
    1 cheer
    4,453 people
  10. 10. Get a tattoo
    1 cheer
    21,913 people
  11. 11. get out of debt
    1 cheer
    12,271 people
  12. 12. Buy a House
    14,074 people
  13. 13. Get more piercings
    687 people
  14. 14. start a blog
    1,428 people
  15. 15. visit Amsterdam
    1 cheer
    533 people
  16. 16. get a passport
    1 cheer
    1,666 people
  17. 17. Go skydiving
    7,881 people
  18. 18. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  19. 19. visit Thailand
    519 people
  20. 20. visit london
    927 people
  21. 21. visit Iceland
    903 people
  22. 22. visit paris
    1,444 people
  23. 23. Visit Rome
    538 people
  24. 24. run a marathon
    12,897 people
  25. 25. learn italian
    6,590 people
  26. 26. Start and Finish P90X
    119 people

How I did it
How to take a basic photography class.
It took me
120 days
It made me

Recent entries
learn to snowboard

Last year was my third season. Seeing as how I just moved to Colorado, I’m only going to be getting into it more!

Love, love, love it. I’m not terribly good, but it’s so much fun.

switch to mac (read all 4 entries…)

Last month, after several weeks of tear-filled maddening games with a Windows XP box, I finally plunked down and bought a new MacBook Pro. Computing life has ne’er been sweeter.

learn how BitTorrent works

I knew about bittorrent for about a year before I really looked into how it worked. I’m not sure why it was so intimidating to me at first. :-P

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