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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tdonaghe's Life List

  1. 1. hike across the Grand Canyon
    23 people
  2. 2. drunkenly sing karaoke in Japan
    1 cheer
    6 people
  3. 3. learn to draw
    2,400 people
  4. 4. get a job requiring Japanese and programming skills
    1 cheer
    1 person
  5. 5. watch Japanese news every day
    2 people
  6. 6. watch more Anime
    252 people
  7. 7. visit a buddhist temple
    171 people
  8. 8. do a buddhist pilgrimage in India
    2 cheers
    1 person
  9. 9. take an Aikido class at Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo
    1 cheer
    1 person
  10. 10. read a James Joyce novel
    1 person
  11. 11. visit Ireland
    2,758 people
  12. 12. visit Scottland
    16 people
  13. 13. walk to the top of Fuji-san
    1 person
  14. 14. visit O Sensei's grave in Japan
    1 person
  15. 15. help others to be happy
    1 cheer
    2 people
  16. 16. write a movie screen play
    2 people
  17. 17. write a short story
    1,178 people
  18. 18. learn to do proper forward rolls in Aikido
    1 cheer
    2 people
  19. 19. be paid to visit Japan
    1 person
  20. 20. be less afraid of medical stuff
    1 person
  21. 21. read a manga in Japanese
    34 people
  22. 22. read a Japanese novel
    2 people
  23. 23. post pictures to Flickr weekly
    1 person
  24. 24. be happy every day
    2 cheers
    59 people
  25. 25. meditate every day
    761 people
  26. 26. eBay all the junk I don't need
    59 people
  27. 27. Read non-fiction every day
    1 person
  28. 28. Lose 20 pounds
    7,459 people
  29. 29. Become ranked in Aikido
    1 person
  30. 30. Get out of debt
    12,255 people
  31. 31. Study Japanese every day
    1 cheer
    12 people
  32. 32. travel south of the equator
    1 cheer
    15 people
  33. 33. love my wife for the rest of my life
    2 cheers
    3 people
  34. 34. be a good father
    1 cheer
    679 people
  35. 35. read a Japanese newspaper and understand it
    1 person
  36. 36. pass the JLPT 1 test
    1 cheer
    51 people
  37. 37. learn 2000 kanji
    165 people
  38. 38. pass the JLPT 2 test
    77 people
  39. 39. watch Japanese television and know what they're saying
    2 people
  40. 40. learn more about buddhism
    2 cheers
    211 people
  41. 41. have my own personal dojo
    2 cheers
    4 people
  42. 42. own a house
    2,283 people
  43. 43. Visit Japan
    1 cheer
    5,961 people
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