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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Learn to play the guitar (read all 3 entries…)
Learning to Play the Guitar

Well it has been about 10 days since I began to “learn” to play the guitar. I’m using the on-line course Jamorama. It’s pretty easy to follow. I would like to say that I’m a lot better but I am not. I’m barely better. I have learned 3 chords A major, D, and G. I’ve learned to strum and know what a fret is so I guess I’m progressing. I had my fingernails done nicely but very short. They still look nice and now I can also hold the strings down. I feel like I’m making progress but it’s very slow.

Learn to play the guitar (read all 3 entries…)
Learning to Play the Guitar

OK. I really suck. I find it hard and frustrating to even try and get your fingers in the right position. It doesn’t sound like anything and it hurts your fingers. I will keep on for a while but I thought it would be calming and relaxing. It isn’t either of those for sure!

find a wine I enjoy drinking (read all 2 entries…)
Find a wine I enjoy

I went to Houston at the end of November and went to a nice restaurant. We ordered an expensive (well expensive to me) bottle of wine $65 and it was very good. Fox Creek Merlot I believe. It was smooth and I think I could drink that.

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