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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to train or not to train, that is the question.

I'm doing 29 things

How I did it
How to avoid high fructose corn syrup
It took me
6 weeks
It made me
feel healthier

How to do the Couch to 5k running plan
It took me
32 weeks
It made me
Feel Strong

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be fluent in german

I’ve been doing this for over a month now and it kind of consumes my life in an odd way. I spend fifteen minutes to an hour each night on the Duolingo website or app and looking up YouTube videos. I was inspired by a Ted speech about becoming a polyglot but don’t have the money for a tutor. I need to find someone who will speak it with me…hopefully that’s more fluent than i am but at the very least who is learning German, too.

Complete the 100-Up Challenge
Starting out...

I did 30 minor-ups at work on Monday. I feel like i am swaying from side to side way too much. There isn’t really enough room at my workstation, but i had hoped to do some while were were slow. After 30 i was starting to feel the burn.

I wasn’t sore on Tuesday, but i was ill.

On Wednesday i never had a chance to do more that 6-7 before i was interrupted. I did about 15-20 all together, trying to sway less, but i didn’t really feel like i was getting anywhere. I’m not sure that this is helping my running form at all. /: I may rethink this goal, going to look at my barefoot running book for some pointers.

Blog daily.
for 90 days...

I’ve done this before, participated in memes that lasted for 30 days and the like. This time i want to post something to my LJ or one of my blogs at least once a day for 90 days. I seriously need to start writing again and i think that this is the best way to set about doing that. I probably won’t begin in earnest until after the New Year, but this is definitely something i want to accomplish soon.

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