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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  1. 1. learn to fly
    2,284 people
  2. 2. finish an ironman
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    218 people
  3. 3. see volcanoes in Hawaii
    1 person
  4. 4. go to Kauai
    9 people
  5. 5. ski the Haute Route
    11 people
  6. 6. cycle in the south of France
    1 person
  7. 7. hike the west coast trail
    109 people
  8. 8. go to greece
    1,137 people
  9. 9. see the northern lights
    19,115 people
  10. 10. kayak by calving glaciers
    1 person
  11. 11. swim with the manatees
    13 people
  12. 12. ride in a hot air balloon
    2,748 people
  13. 13. go on a motorcycle road trip
    7 people
  14. 14. be a fulbright scholar
    3 people
  15. 15. get a phd
    2,975 people
  16. 16. play the oboe
    16 people
  17. 17. Ironman Canada 2012
    1 person

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How to run a marathon
It took me
9 weeks
It made me
a marathoner!

How to see Radiohead in concert
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See Radiohead in concert
i think it's going to happen

i got a ticket to their upcoming show in washington state … so as long as nothing comes up to get in the way, i’ll be there. :-)

see Modest Mouse in concert
twice in less than a month!

one show was better than the other, but it was totally worth going. they are one of my favorite bands and it was nice to see them live.

go to Mexico
cozumel - a must for divers!

we went to cozumel in december 2006 for our first trip to mexico and our first warm-water diving experience. it was fantastic! this town only feels touristy when the cruise ships are around, and they only stay a few hours during the day. the food is wonderful, the diving is fantastic, and you really feel like you’re on a tropical vacation – with geckos outside your hotel room, stores where people don’t speak english, no mcdonald’s or starbucks to be found, and gorgeous blue water as far as the eye can see.

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