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 16 things

How I did it
How to procrastinate less
It took me
5 years
It made me

How to donate blood
It took me
4 years
It made me

How to be more honest
It took me
30 days
It made me
a much better wife.

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Improve my photography
i love photography........

I’ve always wanted to be an artist in some media and I take pretty decent pictures. My long term goal is to improve their quality from good to art. I secretly dream of having my stuff in a gallery. I want to be an artist…but I have doubts…sigh…

clean more
who has accomplished this?? tell me how you did it...

I think that its pretty funny that there isn’t an “how I did it” entry under this goal. we all must have pretty trashy places. :)

be more friendly
waitressing helps

It seems easier to be outgoing at work because Im a waitress I have to actually talk to people. this has actually been good for me because it has forced me to do something that is uncomfortable for me. luckily I only work on the weekends. I used to hate my job because of the people interaction but now i love/like it. if you are nice to people they are usually nice to you. :) who knew??

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