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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hughchilles's Life List

  1. 1. clean my room
    2,793 people
  2. 2. Finish Business Card
    1 entry
    1 person
  3. 3. Finish "Ash" Painting
    1 person
  4. 4. drum more
    1 entry
    6 people
  5. 5. Read "From Hell"
    1 person
  6. 6. Start a Comic Book
    8 people
  7. 7. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    21,500 people
  8. 8. Get a Better Job
    1,386 people
  9. 9. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
Recent entries
Finish Business Card
Designs finalized

This sites really helping wow I actually nearly finished this last night no idea why, I would be doing my room today but I just got called in to do a shift at work (another issue I was worried about) so I’m feeling pretty good about things.

drum more
Making it fun again.

So I moved my kit from my room to the lounge room, its much easier to jump on and play to music on tv, hoping this will be a step in the right direction as it feels like a chore to set up and play along with music in my room. My housemate’s girlfriend used to play so seeing them both excited to learn more is really bringing the fun back into it.

stop drinking
Day 1

So I started this goal today, I’m not crazy nuts alcoholic but I do get drunk at home about 3 times a week and its a bit worrying how motiveless it is sometimes. Today probably would have been my typical get drunk on internet night as I have the day off work tomorrow but recently I’ve found myself being more and more extreme in my mood changes.

When I heard my boss had said he was sick of me coming to work angry and thought I drank too much I decided it was time to make a change. I also noticed I went down a bit in my usual amount of hours. I just really feel everything needs an overhaul in my life and I think this has to be the first change. I just threw out a whole box of goon and had a coffee instead, feel like starting on the rest of my goals now and I’m looking forward to cleaning my room tomorrow rather than waking up hung over in the afternoon!


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