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

livefreeordie1's Life List

  1. 1. finish college
    3,487 people
  2. 2. get my blackbelt
    2 cheers
    11 people
  3. 3. visit all 50 states
    9,057 people
  4. 4. write a novel and not just any novel, a good, perhaps even brilliant novel
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    18 people
  5. 5. get a tattoo that has a significant meaning
    1 cheer
    627 people
  6. 6. Learn to play the guitar
    2 cheers
    13,736 people
  7. 7. hike machu piccu
    4 people
  8. 8. travel all over Europe
    200 people
  9. 9. Improve my French
    1,441 people
  10. 10. Take one picture a day as a way to document my life
    855 people
  11. 11. have an orgasm
    1 cheer
    271 people
  12. 12. Go skydiving
    7,881 people
  13. 13. find a pen pal
    1 cheer
    573 people
  14. 14. Move to a city where I don't need a car
    34 people
  15. 15. learn more about history
    136 people
  16. 16. run
    1,397 people
  17. 17. Start my own business
    9,325 people
  18. 18. Join the Peace Corps
    2,467 people
  19. 19. Learn to surf
    8,132 people
  20. 20. do the splits
    2,308 people
  21. 21. visit Africa
    817 people
  22. 22. Climb Mount Everest
    509 people
  23. 23. do a backflip
    860 people
  24. 24. go to more concerts
    1 cheer
    2,547 people
  25. 25. spend less time on the computer
    989 people
  26. 26. become president
    150 people
  27. 27. go to a showing of rocky horror picture show
    52 people
  28. 28. Think less and do more
    291 people
  29. 29. volunteer in a third world country
    243 people
  30. 30. learn how to knit
    1 entry
    607 people
  31. 31. backpack through Europe
    1 entry
    5,131 people
  32. 32. Create a budget and stick to it
    1 entry
    131 people
  33. 33. create a list of 100 must-read books and read them.
    1,074 people
  34. 34. strip
    122 people

How I did it
How to model
It took me
1 year
It made me

How to elect Barack Obama president
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to get a job
It took me
9 months
It made me
really happy

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Recent entries
Visit Thailand
Going with my IR class

Doing this in May of 2009…so excited!

be told i am sexy
Nice to hear...

Good for the self esteem, when you hear it from the right person.

cancel cable TV
Huge time suck

And all the best shows are on PBS anyway. I have netflix anyway for the TV shows I love the most. We want to sell our tv and buy another couch to put in it’s place so that instead of staying glued to the idiot box, we can talk to each other and entertain friends.

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