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 23 things

hefro's Life List

  1. 1. get a PhD
    3 cheers
    2,975 people
  2. 2. have a twin peaks marathon
    1 cheer
    1 person
  3. 3. get more tattoos
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,681 people
  4. 4. have sex with my girlfriend
    1 entry
    4 people
  5. 5. learn Italian
    1 cheer
    6,590 people
  6. 6. publish an article
    188 people
  7. 7. make a difference
    1 cheer
    7,137 people
  8. 8. fix my motorcycle
    1 entry
    38 people
  9. 9. pay off credit cards
    1,430 people
  10. 10. wake up earlier
    1,941 people
  11. 11. exercise more
    5,636 people
  12. 12. stop smoking
    2 cheers
    3,499 people
  13. 13. get back into photography
    129 people
  14. 14. get rid of all my junk possessions
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  15. 15. buy a house or apartment
    10 people
  16. 16. get married
    21,332 people
  17. 17. have kids
    1 cheer
    3,559 people
  18. 18. spend more time with family and friends
    1 cheer
    102 people
  19. 19. hike the John Muir Trail (again)
    1 cheer
    1 person
  20. 20. write a book
    31,381 people
  21. 21. visit Mateo in South Africa
    1 person
  22. 22. drive to Alaska
    1 cheer
    92 people
  23. 23. Learn the Napoleon Dynamite dance
    1,211 people
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fix my motorcycle
my 1970 Honda CB450

it’s beautiful, I restored it, but the ignition is shot and I need to put in an electronic one. I don’t think it is hard, but the bike has been sitting in my garage all year. Talk about procrastination!

get rid of all my junk possessions
c'mon, really...

how much crap do I need?

Learn Spanish
i've done this...

but you never really accomplish this goal, do you. I mean, you can always improve your language skills. Good thing I’m in Mexico.

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