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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30 min treadmill / practice piano / review japanese materials

I'm doing 13 things

mudrock's Life List

  1. 1. quit smoking, again
    1 entry
    69 people
  2. 2. Jog 3 times a week
    21 people
  3. 3. lap swim regularly
    1 person
  4. 4. Act in a play
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    351 people
  5. 5. Visit a European country
    5 people
  6. 6. walk Hadrian's wall
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    30 people
  7. 7. go to New Zealand
    1 entry
    806 people
  8. 8. Visit Japan
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    5,960 people
  9. 9. Learn Japanese
    10,794 people
  10. 10. go to art school
    304 people
  11. 11. learn to play piano
    2,139 people
  12. 12. reconcile with Mother
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. get a tatoo
    1,843 people
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walk Hadrian's wall

I’ve always been of fan of Hadrian and his big wall! I didn’t know it was a thing you could do. WOW. What a great goal I now have. Thanks Elfboy!

Act in a play

I’m in acting class!

quit smoking, again
Meh, I can quit any time!

Well, as is the pattern, I stop smoking for six months to a year, then I get too comfortable and think I can smoke only when I drink. Then last year in the other house we had a lot of parties and did a lot of drinking. Well, you still have cigs after the weekend is over so you have just one a day. And then you’re smoking 4 a day, and it’s still okay, you tell yourself. Before I knew it I was up to half a pack again, not every day, but twice a week now. What’s next? I gotta nip it in the bud.

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