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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theredtroweller's Life List

  1. 1. Ride in a hot air balloon
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  2. 2. jog a mile
    8 people
  3. 3. Take a tango lesson
    2 people
  4. 4. Drive a stick.
    70 people
  5. 5. Finish the sixth Harry Potter book
    1 person
  6. 6. Find a good pair of jeans
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    2 people
  7. 7. Learn the constellations
    1 cheer
    913 people
  8. 8. Take care of a plant
    7 people
  9. 9. Make a really good spaghetti sauce
    1 cheer
    2 people
  10. 10. learn the russian alphabet
    7 people
  11. 11. take photos with a real camera (no winding involved)
    1 person
  12. 12. get a dog
    3,997 people
  13. 13. move out.
    3,451 people
  14. 14. practice reiki
    33 people
  15. 15. learn to play the guitar
    13,736 people
  16. 16. have my palm read
    1 cheer
    136 people
  17. 17. start rock climbing again
    24 people
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