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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namva81's Life List

  1. 1. Volunteer as an EMT
    8 people
  2. 2. play rugby
    135 people
  3. 3. buy pool table
    1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 4. Become a football (soccer) referee
    4 people
  5. 5. go zorbing
    1 cheer
    373 people
  6. 6. visit New Zealand
    6 cheers
    1,615 people
  7. 7. Visit Antarctica
    507 people
  8. 8. Take part in the Dakar Rally
    1 entry
    6 people

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How to donate blood
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1 day
It made me

How to see a Broadway musical, on Broadway
It took me
5 days
It made me

How to see The Harlem Globetrotters
It took me
1 day
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Fairly pleased

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Learn a third language (read all 4 entries…)

Taking a Speaking Freely class in Spanish (Part 1). After I complete Part 1 and 2 (hopefully by the fall semester), I will consider this goal achieved.

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Signed up for beginners swimming classes

At NYU’s Coles Recreation Center

Learn a third language (read all 4 entries…)
Been doing it

Been learning Irish at NYU Speaking Freely. Since only one semester of Irish is offered, I probably won’t master it to a great extent. Will consider this goal complete if I attain semi-proficiency in two or three languages, preferably byt taking several semesters of German and Spanish.

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