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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Jacob




I'm doing 36 things
 

Jacob's Life List

  1. 1. live in Australia
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    492 people
  2. 2. perform a great feat
    11 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. live sybaritically
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  4. 4. volunteer
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    5,555 people
  5. 5. see Diana Krall live
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    3 people
  6. 6. Create a successful Startup
    4 cheers
    75 people
  7. 7. go on an adventure
    14 cheers
    303 people
  8. 8. build a web application
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    41 people
  9. 9. redesign my blog
    2 cheers
    115 people
  10. 10. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    2 cheers
    21,509 people
  11. 11. create a personal travel map
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    623 people
  12. 12. integrate 43 Things into my blog
    1 cheer
    1 person
  13. 13. design more
    5 cheers
    32 people
  14. 14. Live in a cottage in the mountains
    10 cheers
    12 people
  15. 15. learn to cook. Really cook.
    1 entry . 14 cheers
    1,688 people
  16. 16. Swim in a bioluminescent bay
    8 cheers
    271 people
  17. 17. have a secret underground lair
    6 cheers
    429 people
  18. 18. create beautiful spaces
    3 cheers
    10 people
  19. 19. learn herbal medicine
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    16 people
  20. 20. build a sustainable house
    8 cheers
    70 people
  21. 21. publish something in a respectable journal, magazine, or edited website
    4 cheers
    380 people
  22. 22. open a cafe
    1 entry . 8 cheers
    278 people
  23. 23. write a useful API or data format specification
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. learn another language
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    4,247 people
  25. 25. learn how to speak portugese
    28 people
  26. 26. call people back
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    73 people
  27. 27. find out how 43people.com could be useful besides being a tribute site to my subscribers and celebs
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    22 people
  28. 28. join geekcorps
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    3 people
  29. 29. learn archery
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    595 people
  30. 30. cultivate discernment
    2 cheers
    3 people
  31. 31. learn to ride a horse
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    708 people
  32. 32. Upload my pictures
    1 entry
    188 people
  33. 33. learn to make hummus
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    19 people
  34. 34. learn bushcraft
    1 cheer
    10 people
  35. 35. renew my visa
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  36. 36. learn the 42 logical fallacies
    4 cheers
    27 people
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Upload my pictures
Diffusion

As I (independently) work on photo-sharing solutions, and also love photography, I have an account on pretty much all photo-sharing sites out there. Even with the upload utility that I develop (PictureSync†) I’ve only currently got my photos on some of the services. It’s a pity because all of the services have become communities each with their own characteristics, and I’m missing out on some of them. I must resolve to keep my photos updated on all the services, it is only a checkbox away…

†Pimping.



take more cold showers (read all 2 entries…)
Switched Off

I was sort of cornered into resuming this as it seemed my water heater had bust, and it wasn’t until about a month later that I discovered one of the unmarked switches next to the shower turned it on. So that got me back into the habit, of course in a mildly warm climate like here it’s not really as bracing as it is refreshing. No excuses really.

I should also mention that (particularly if you have an electric heater) you’re saving a bunch of energy and thus reducing your environmental footprint. After a while you’ll probably find you don’t chill as a easily and can thus also reduce you heating thermostat and save some more.



learn to make hummus
Make Hummus Not War

Perhaps time to move this goal up my agenda! Pictrure from BloggingBeirut.com.



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