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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I'm doing 11 things
 

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  1. 1. get a master's degree
    3,002 people
  2. 2. see a total solar eclipse
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    279 people
  3. 3. Not be so shy
    219 people
  4. 4. get my motorcycle license
    449 people
  5. 5. figure out what i want to do with my life
    3,861 people
  6. 6. continue to learn ASL
    1 person
  7. 7. meditate daily
    4,819 people
  8. 8. publish a book
    2,599 people
  9. 9. practice Japanese every day
    5 people
  10. 10. skydive
    11,430 people
  11. 11. backpack through Europe
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Floss Every Day
I prefer Glide brand floss; it doesn't rip and fits between tightly spaced teeth

I started flossing my teeth every day during university I think. I realized these are the only teeth I’ll have for the rest of my life (and I plan to live for quite a while!)

My gums bled each time for a couple weeks perhaps, but they never bleed now. I can floss without looking in a mirror; I know the exact feeling of each spot.

HOWEVER, though I floss every day, my dentist says there’s still some tartar accumulation so it’s not a magic never-see-dentist-again lifestyle, but it sure helps!



See a total solar eclipse
there's one coming up on 22 July 2009

I can get there pretty easily, but wonder if the crowds will annoy me too much to make it fun… hmmmmm



Visit Japan
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I can show you around Shibuya (a trendy part of Tokyo) in exchange for lunch…



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