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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I'm doing 31 things

pgmark's Life List

  1. 1. improve my memory
    1,324 people
  2. 2. take cooking classes
    1 entry
    285 people
  3. 3. be a good photographer
    1 entry
    83 people
  4. 4. read 1984 (George Orwell)
    1 cheer
    2 people
  5. 5. be rich
    1 cheer
    3,218 people
  6. 6. Be an extra in a movie
    1 entry
    1,544 people
  7. 7. go back to china
    5 entries
    47 people
  8. 8. go to more concerts
    1 entry
    2,547 people
  9. 9. visit all 50 states
    1 entry
    9,057 people
  10. 10. get promoted
    1 entry
    320 people
  11. 11. get married
    2 entries
    21,332 people
  12. 12. get a puppy
    3 entries
    1,363 people
  13. 13. exercise regularly
    1 entry
    10,853 people
  14. 14. find a girlfriend
    1 entry
    1,657 people
  15. 15. write a book
    1 cheer
    31,381 people
  16. 16. Stop being so negative
    1 entry
    109 people
  17. 17. try geocaching
    1 cheer
    176 people
  18. 18. have a successful marriage
    142 people
  19. 19. Go to the mall of America
    78 people
  20. 20. Learn to fly
    2,284 people
  21. 21. cook more
    2,048 people
  22. 22. sit up straight
    497 people
  23. 23. have a kid
    258 people
  24. 24. make new friends and be a better friend to those who put up with me
    126 people
  25. 25. Be less shy
    3,035 people
  26. 26. remember people's names
    344 people
  27. 27. go to space
    526 people
  28. 28. Stay married "until death do us part."
    15 people
  29. 29. Meet Natalie Portman
    54 people
  30. 30. Drive across the USA
    2,142 people
  31. 31. take back America from the jerks
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    122 people

How I did it
How to own my own home
It took me
2 years
It made me

How to get out of DC
It took me
4 years
It made me

How to drink absinthe
It took me
3 years
It made me

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Recent entries
see the aurora borealis (read all 2 entries…)
Seeing the northern lights

Totally worth it. I saw them on vacation and Iceland. Was beautiful and otherworldly. I wish I could do it again.

find a girlfriend

My girlfriend left me a week ago. Lets see how long it takes to find a new one

exercise regularly

Im starting to do this. I play soccer 1-2 times a week, and its really a workout, with all the running around you do. Other than that, I try to get to the gym. I view it largely as an either/or thing, and since I like the soccer more, I choose that given the opportunity. I need to go to the gym though, because thats where I build the muscle that will give me some of the more tangible results Im looking for. Maybe when it gets colder that will happen

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