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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matthewd's Life List

  1. 1. eat better
    2 team members . 1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,671 people
  2. 2. adopt a cat or dog, or both
    2 cheers
    3 people
  3. 3. volunteer my time
    128 people
  4. 4. start saving money
    460 people
  5. 5. be more outgoing\
    2,787 people
  6. 6. buy a car
    3,467 people
  7. 7. To live instead of exist
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    11,477 people
  8. 8. live passionately
    1 cheer
    5,635 people
  9. 9. get better grades this semester
    13 people
  10. 10. learn about wine
    840 people
  11. 11. give my parents as much as they have given me
    388 people
  12. 12. take pilates classes
    17 people
  13. 13. overcome my fears
    2 cheers
    311 people
  14. 14. Skydive
    11,428 people
  15. 15. smile more
    1 cheer
    3,618 people
  16. 16. meditate daily
    4,819 people
  17. 17. be an inspiration
    2 cheers
    216 people
  18. 18. garden
    330 people
  19. 19. find god
    304 people
  20. 20. Be an organ donor when I die
    1 cheer
    12 people
  21. 21. Learn a new word every day
    811 people
  22. 22. get a job I enjoy
    281 people
  23. 23. go on a road trip with no destination
    360 people
  24. 24. write a song
    1 cheer
    5,190 people
  25. 25. stop procrastinating
    30,441 people
  26. 26. get in shape
    2 team members
    10,376 people
  27. 27. Quit Smoking
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    9,282 people
  28. 28. Believe in myself
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    1,343 people
  29. 29. learn ballroom dancing
    406 people
  30. 30. go ice skating
    329 people
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build a light box (read all 2 entries…)

Worked out great! The pictures came out amazing too! This will be fun to use!

build a light box (read all 2 entries…)

Building a light box to take pictures of random objects. My Dad has many knives he wants photographed.

dance like I have never danced before

Danced like mad today listening to some positive tunes. Felt great, a great stress reliever. Anyone want to come dance?!

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