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 34 things

ceomghan's Life List

  1. 1. Get my g/f to jump in the water fully clothed with me
    4 entries
    1 person
  2. 2. ride in a hot air baloon
    268 people
  3. 3. Learn how to remember peoples' names
    1,679 people
  4. 4. save for retirement
    281 people
  5. 5. Help my wife lose weight
    1 entry
    4 people
  6. 6. run into the ocean fully clothed
    4 people
  7. 7. dance with someone in the rain
    1 cheer
    88 people
  8. 8. Get a book published
    346 people
  9. 9. take a photography class
    1,612 people
  10. 10. Go parasailing
    808 people
  11. 11. design and build my own car
    288 people
  12. 12. live in water
    1 entry
    5 people
  13. 13. become less enraged at instances of stupidity
    488 people
  14. 14. make money online
    383 people
  15. 15. paintball
    91 people
  16. 16. witness the end of IE
    2 entries
    655 people
  17. 17. clean my apartment and keep it that way
    1 entry
    32 people
  18. 18. make love to my wife more often
    1 cheer
    15 people
  19. 19. Spend less time fooling around on the net and more time actually working
    5,409 people
  20. 20. own my own home
    1,463 people
  21. 21. Improve my posture
    2,721 people
  22. 22. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  23. 23. Kiss in the rain
    15,004 people
  24. 24. visit all fifty states
    165 people
  25. 25. learn gaelic
    620 people
  26. 26. get soaking wet much more often
    2 entries
    6 people
  27. 27. Swim with dolphins
    8,291 people
  28. 28. Visit Japan
    1 cheer
    5,960 people
  29. 29. Find a balance between the things I want to do and the things I need to do
    2,325 people
  30. 30. Sleep 8 hours every night
    1 entry
    190 people
  31. 31. Take more pictures
    1 cheer
    15,312 people
  32. 32. overcome my aversion to phones
    107 people
  33. 33. Go to graduate school
    1,148 people
  34. 34. win the lottery
    4,027 people

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Recent entries
Get my g/f to jump in the water fully clothed with me (read all 4 entries…)
And now for another summer

It’ll be tough. Short, starting early before the water’s likely to be warm enough, a lack of money and a shortage of vacation days so that we can’t go for long weekends near water.
But I’ve made reservations and picked out places and planned the routes and I know where there’s water that might entice her out of the non-air-conditioned car.

Help my wife lose weight
two things seem to be working

1) Wii Fitness Plus. She doesn’t use it EVERY day for exercise, though I need to encourage her to. But it is her record keeper, and I can see how she’s progressed.

2) A prepared daily menu, delivered to work. 1200 calories/day, including morning and afternoon snacks. Expensive, but SO WORTH IT for the progress mentioned above.

witness the end of IE (read all 2 entries…)

I visited the office of one of my employers this week. I don’t usually have time to surf there, but this time I did. Some plug-ins were missing. Then, I saw why:
In 2011!
Utterly insane!

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