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 14 things

How I did it
How to learn more about photography
It took me
5 weeks
It made me

How to develop ravishing confidence (that has backbone)
It took me
11 years
It made me

How to get fit
It took me
1 year
It made me

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Recent entries
do the Resolution Run (read all 11 entries…)
first two

The first two fun runs are already completed for the season. I’m not sure they were really runs though – the Santa run (which in the heat is a test of endurance more than anything) and the Colour Run (more of a shuffle than a run).

The first serious actual run of the season is coming up in 3 WEEKS! I can’t believe it’s so soon. I’ve been hitting the gym a fair bit to try to build fitness for it. I still think I’m in the “shuffle/walk” category but if I can shuffle a little longer than walk, I’ll be happy. :-)

learn more about photography (read all 2 entries…)

3 weeks in to a photography course. Having lots of fun and learning a lot! Really glad I took this on.

Visit a foreign city for every letter of the alphabet

Only two left now! :-)

A – Apia, Auckland
B – Brisbane, Bangkok
C – Copenhagen
D – Denpasar, Dili
E –
F – Feldkirch
G – Gisborne, Geneva
H – Ha Noi
I – Innsbruck, Interlaken
J – Jakarta
K – Kuching, Kuala Lumpur, Kyoto
L – Lenakel, London, Linz
M – Maret, Melbourne, Mata Mata
N – New York
O – Orlando
P – Pante Macassar
Q – Queenstown (Australia and NZ)
R – Richmond
S – Surat Thani, Shanghai, Salzburg
T – Tokyo
U – Udiapur
V – Vancouver, Vaduz
W – Whangarei
X –
Y – Yakushima Island
Z – Zermatt

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