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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moonlightbulb's Life List

  1. 1. find out all the ingredients for jamba juice smoothies
    29 people
  2. 2. practice french
    28 people
  3. 3. Expand my vocabulary
    2,660 people
  4. 4. See the northern lights
    19,115 people
  5. 5. Donate enough to my local NPR station to get a mug
    1 person
  6. 6. Commit to writing every day
    1 person
  7. 7. Start sticking to a monthly budget
    1 person
  8. 8. Get a haircut I actually like
    7 people
  9. 9. Go skinny-dipping
    190 people
  10. 10. See Stonehenge
    256 people
  11. 11. See the Daily Show live
    232 people
  12. 12. Eat genuine pasta in Italy
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. Write a wizard rock song
    1 cheer
    1 person
  14. 14. Finish my quilt
    1 entry
    142 people
  15. 15. Find work that I enjoy
    1 entry
    5 people
  16. 16. Write a graphic novel cookbook
    1 cheer
    1 person
  17. 17. Learn to swing dance
    1,159 people
  18. 18. Write a trock song
    1 person
  19. 19. Get involved in theater again
    1 person
  20. 20. Learn to drive stick
    262 people
  21. 21. Learn to play guitar
    5,062 people
  22. 22. Start my own freelance writing business
    1 person
  23. 23. Learn to make sushi
    1 cheer
    722 people
  24. 24. Lose five pounds
    157 people
  25. 25. Make my own cheese
    36 people
  26. 26. Marry my best friend
    342 people
  27. 27. Paint enough paintings to display at a gallery or coffeeshop
    1 person
  28. 28. Write a young adult fantasy novel
    2 people
  29. 29. Open a tea shop
    16 people
  30. 30. Take voice lessons
    771 people
  31. 31. Write and shoot my own movie
    2 people
  32. 32. Learn to develop photos by hand
    1 person
  33. 33. Become more confident speaking in public
    1 person
  34. 34. Stop my bad habit of chewing on my cheek
    1 person
  35. 35. Make my own wheel-thrown pottery tea set
    1 person
  36. 36. Learn to make stained glass
    137 people
  37. 37. Knit a Doctor Who scarf
    9 people
  38. 38. Write a blog with a cult following
    1 person
  39. 39. Start a weekly web comic
    1 person
  40. 40. Write a musical
    1 cheer
    280 people

How I did it
How to have a tea party
It took me
2 days
It made me
Exhausted but happy

Recent entries
finish my quilt
2 1/2 rows left!!!

Then I just have to fix all the rips in it and figure out how the heck to finish it. Yay.

find work that I enjoy
Got a new job!!

My new job with the Town of Cary’s Cultural Resources department starts next week! Hopefully this means I’ll have accomplished this goal, at least for the summer. :)


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