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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tseepra's Life List

  1. 1. make dandelion wine
    26 people
  2. 2. Skydive
    1 cheer
    11,428 people
  3. 3. Make my own belt
    3 people
  4. 4. run a 5 minute mile
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    128 people
  5. 5. Run in the mornings
    52 people
  6. 6. Read the Bible
    1 cheer
    3,775 people
  7. 7. write a book
    31,381 people
  8. 8. change my life
    486 people
  9. 9. calm down
    206 people
  10. 10. Run a marathon in under 4 hours
    70 people
  11. 11. go to a ipswich football match
    1 entry
    2 people
  12. 12. row across the atlantic
    1 entry
    4 people
  13. 13. Buy a motorcycle
    1,173 people
  14. 14. drive around the world
    20 people
  15. 15. meet people
    334 people
  16. 16. Get a tattoo
    21,913 people
  17. 17. get in shape
    10,376 people
  18. 18. lose weight
    42,100 people
  19. 19. learn french
    12,884 people
  20. 20. get published
    2,193 people
  21. 21. Make new friends
    13,751 people
  22. 22. travel the world
    1 cheer
    21,175 people
  23. 23. Fall in love
    27,212 people
  24. 24. stop drinking soda
    1,545 people
  25. 25. run barefoot
    11 people
  26. 26. see every episode of farscape
    35 people
  27. 27. knit myself a jayne hat
    2 people
  28. 28. See the White Cliffs of Dover
    4 people

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How to visit Tolkien's grave
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How to walk to Loch Lomond
It took me
1 day
It made me

How to visit isle of iona
It took me
3 days
It made me

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Missed the bus.

Missed a bus connection from a ferry. Would have been a two hour wait, but decided to give hitching a go. The first car stopped and gave me a ride to my destination. Would try again.

run a 5 minute mile
Anybody still working on this?

I don’t really have a track nearby so I’m gonna have to try and do this on a marked out course. I think a 5 min mile is achievable, even if it is a pretty quick pace.

Anybody have any training tips?

run a marathon
On my way

Just ran 24km today and looking to increase it by 2 km a week to a maximum of 32 km during training.

My left knee is causing me trouble as is my right IT band and I have blisters on my feet but never felt better. Looking to get a sub 4 hour time and think it will be possible as long as the injuries to not get any worse.

Sign up early, once you have a deadline you have to train.

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