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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  1. 1. be more decisive...i think
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    4 people
  2. 2. sell on etsy
    25 people
  3. 3. learn lojban
    44 people
  4. 4. look like the people from "in the mood for love"
    1 person
  5. 5. learn phonetics
    3 people
  6. 6. go camping more
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  7. 7. go on a roadtrip across america
    82 people
  8. 8. learn shorthand
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    588 people
  9. 9. learn linux
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  10. 10. geocache
    48 people
  11. 11. be really good at one thing
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    3 people
  12. 12. make pretty dresses
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grow my hair long

it took way too long

teach abroad

sure, it’s worth doing anything abroad, but a note to others and my future self: it’s best to find a company/place that doesn’t feel like you’re selling your soul at work. with that said, being abroad kicks ass.

be really good at one thing

as kate complained: “jack of all trades, master of none”

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