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 10 things

slack's Life List

  1. 1. get in better shape
    928 people
  2. 2. stop procrastinating
    1 cheer
    30,441 people
  3. 3. Become a better programmer
    1 cheer
    891 people
  4. 4. Learn to play ukulele
    41 people
  5. 5. Master J2EE (Struts, Spring, Hibernate)
    339 people
  6. 6. Learn Ruby
    1 entry
    1,868 people
  7. 7. learn how to play banjo
    1 entry
    6 people
  8. 8. Own at least one lawn gnome
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    13 people
  9. 9. draw more
    2,339 people
  10. 10. learn python
    855 people
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Own at least one lawn gnome
Do I need a lawn first?

Methinks I should put owning a lawn before this. Or maybe find someone who wants to rent out their lawn? Or maybe I could just adopt a gnome somewhere?

learn how to play banjo
find a banjo or teacher?

Should I find a banjo or a teacher first? A teacher could probably help me buy a decent banjo. But if I bought one, I could start playing on my own.

Learn Ruby
Starting doing examples in the pickaxe book

Bought Programming Ruby. Now have to start reading it and coding examples.


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