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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  1. 1. find a woman who'll have me
    1 cheer
    1 person
  2. 2. Learn another language
    4,246 people
  3. 3. Go on a road trip
    3,812 people
  4. 4. Look people in the eye
    1 cheer
    130 people
  5. 5. get in shape
    10,376 people
  6. 6. learn to lip read
    152 people
  7. 7. learn to whistle
    594 people
  8. 8. go outside more
    172 people
  9. 9. Get organized
    6,534 people
  10. 10. Have a little bit of pointless fun every day
    1 cheer
    140 people
  11. 11. Save money
    16,490 people
  12. 12. Visit Japan
    5,959 people
  13. 13. eat sushi in japan.
    1 cheer
    171 people
  14. 14. become more social
    380 people
  15. 15. Be less shy
    3,035 people
  16. 16. stop being shy
    928 people
  17. 17. kiss in a library
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    69 people
  18. 18. read all the books I own
    1,275 people
  19. 19. stop overthinking things
    111 people
  20. 20. work out what i want from life
    5 people
  21. 21. flirt more
    341 people
  22. 22. explore the Bay Area
    67 people
  23. 23. Explore San Francisco.
    41 people
  24. 24. Update my weblog at least once a week
    7 people
  25. 25. Work off all of my unneeded body fat
    13 people
  26. 26. work because I like to, not because I have to
    3,457 people
  27. 27. To live instead of exist
    11,477 people
  28. 28. live passionately
    5,635 people
  29. 29. stop procrastinating
    30,440 people
  30. 30. touch and be touched
    1 cheer
    18 people
  31. 31. Live less inside my own head
    1 cheer
    353 people
  32. 32. be more confident about myself
    62 people
  33. 33. have a social life
    106 people
  34. 34. have more energy
    951 people
  35. 35. learn how to play chess
    364 people
  36. 36. be more spontaneous
    1,225 people
  37. 37. remain a freak!
    1 cheer
    4 people
  38. 38. figure out what i want to do with my life
    3,860 people
  39. 39. Learn how to use an abacus
    152 people
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A caged monkey is an unhappy monkey and being our genetic cousins they can really pull out all the stops. Most of my scars have faded but having had a small troupe of monkeys as family pets as a child, I’ll never recommend them as pets to anyone.




 

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