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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oojeyboojey's Life List

  1. 1. choose a career
    1 cheer
    102 people
  2. 2. have babies
    555 people
  3. 3. publish a science/nature paper
    1 person
  4. 4. run a marathon
    1 entry
    12,900 people
  5. 5. Get a tattoo
    1 entry
    21,926 people

How I did it
How to finish my PhD
It took me
4 years
It made me
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Recent entries
Get a tattoo
but not just any tattoo

I am waiting for a chum to finish designing me the awesomest tattoo ever. I have given her lots of pointers but she’s super busy – hopefully she’ll give me some design ideas soon cos I’ve been waiting nearly a year!



run a marathon
hmm yeah longer term goal, this one

Given that I get puffed out when I jog for a few minutes, this one is not gonna happen soon!



Meet Brian May
He is my hero

When he came to my university to accept an honorary degree at the graduation ceremony, I was sore amazed. Since he’s all about the Physics, he came to visit our department. I hovered in the corridor like a nervous schoolgirl, and when it came time for him to leave I stepped up and asked if I could take a pic of him with my fiancée. Anita Dobson said “how could we say no to that?” and in the end she took pics of me, Brian and my fiancée. Brian is amazingly lovely, wished us luck with the wedding, accepted our gushing praise and shook our hands. WOWSERS!



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