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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Jason's Life List

  1. 1. volunteer overseas
    5 cheers
    268 people
  2. 2. learn to play an instrument
    4 cheers
    1,413 people
  3. 3. master ruby on rails
    113 people
  4. 4. learn spanish
    2 cheers
    18,259 people
  5. 5. create less waste
    9 people
  6. 6. start painting
    155 people
  7. 7. spend less time on the computer
    1 entry
    989 people
  8. 8. stop surfing reddit
    1 cheer
    2 people
  9. 9. get a masters degree
    1 entry
    2,999 people
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get a masters degree

this is for the future, but on my list regardless

Learn Ruby (read all 4 entries…)

I still consider myself intermediate, but I know this well enough now to use it to make my living, so I’m marking it as done :-)

learn javascript (read all 2 entries…)
I think I know it well enough now anyway

Though I’m not the greatest at programming anything. Like the previous said, I relearn a lot of it all of the time. Things like prototype and jquery have made javascript fun.

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