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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Dan's Life List

  1. 1. speak louder
    5 cheers
    57 people
  2. 2. master the guitar
    1 cheer
    487 people
  3. 3. keep a cleaner house
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    107 people
  4. 4. build a budget
    1 cheer
    2 people
  5. 5. try something new every day
    2 cheers
    59 people
  6. 6. be in a play
    1 cheer
    280 people
  7. 7. go camping
    2,916 people
  8. 8. start my own political party
    1 entry
    13 people
  9. 9. fast
    281 people
  10. 10. Go skiing
    875 people
  11. 11. host a party
    1 cheer
    71 people
  12. 12. use my gym membership
    31 people
  13. 13. perform at an open mic night
    1 cheer
    62 people
  14. 14. Record my songs
    159 people
  15. 15. improve my handwriting
    894 people
  16. 16. meet someone from 43 things
    1 cheer
    3 people
  17. 17. keep my blog updated
    222 people
  18. 18. learn another language
    4,246 people
  19. 19. learn how to drive stick-shift
    2 cheers
    4,442 people
  20. 20. expand my social circle
    1 cheer
    535 people
  21. 21. do some charity work
    1 cheer
    63 people
  22. 22. get a tan
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1,450 people
  23. 23. go rock climbing
    845 people
  24. 24. learn to dance
    7,160 people
  25. 25. increase my vocabulary
    1 cheer
    725 people
  26. 26. abs
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    79 people
  27. 27. learn to cook. Really cook.
    1 cheer
    1,689 people
  28. 28. Implement my ideas
    1 cheer
    5 people
  29. 29. Read more
    9,072 people
  30. 30. Write more thank you notes
    1 cheer
    438 people
  31. 31. Fold every piece of Laundry
    1 cheer
    2 people
  32. 32. Buy a House
    1 cheer
    14,074 people
  33. 33. play paintball
    329 people
Recent entries
drive all night (read all 3 entries…)
A day, literally..

The longest haul for me was moving from Louisiana to Kansas City. I left at around 9 PM, and drove for exactly 24 hours with one 15 minute cat nap in Memphis.

Apparently, the U-Haul refused to go over 45 miles per hour and I was driving a small-size pickup. Fun times, I tell ya.

get a tan
Funny thing is...

I tan really easily. I just don’t go out taking my clothes off in public, and I haven’t gotten up the courage to go to a tanning salon yet. Yeah, I know all of the negative aspects of that, but really, I think once or twice to get a base tan is not bad… I tan really easily, and I want to get a nice tan on my back, chest, I think that’d be really nifty. :D

drive all night (read all 3 entries…)
Not all night, but...

I drove this weekend from Springfield back to Kansas City… Although not all night, I drove from 11 to 1:30… It was interesting because after I left Springfield, I drove for 59 miles before I passed a single car. And then I hooked up with 96.5 The Buzz’s techno show and was able to listen to some interesting music all the way back.

Interesting though, I discovered that through some freak of nature my registration has been expired since July of 2005, I was shocked. It will cost a pretty penny!

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