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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yebw's Life List

  1. 1. Complete my tribute to Uncle Jim
    7 entries . 17 cheers
    1 person
  2. 2. Try Ringo, Try Real Real Hard to be the Shepherd
    8 entries . 10 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. implement GTD
    14 entries . 18 cheers
    426 people
  4. 4. Get organized
    14 entries . 28 cheers
    6,534 people
  5. 5. Be debt free
    3 entries . 38 cheers
    2,274 people
  6. 6. Win Nanowrimo 2008
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    5 people
  7. 7. write for a sit-com
    22 entries . 14 cheers
    3 people
  8. 8. write a good novel
    2 entries . 24 cheers
    146 people
  9. 9. dive the great barrier reef
    1 entry . 19 cheers
    276 people
  10. 10. Learn to juggle
    1 entry . 16 cheers
    1,318 people
  11. 11. Go Skydiving
    11 cheers
    7,882 people
  12. 12. convert all my vinyl records to mp3
    3 entries . 12 cheers
    72 people
  13. 13. Publish something in National Lampoon, Mad, Cracked or some other Humor magazine
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  14. 14. go to a live taping of "Saturday Night Live"
    6 entries . 15 cheers
    49 people
  15. 15. produce a film
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    66 people
  16. 16. Learn Photoshop
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    1,531 people
  17. 17. Write a joke for David Letterman (or John Stewart)
    2 entries . 12 cheers
    6 people
  18. 18. Read the bible - again
    2 entries . 25 cheers
    20 people
  19. 19. ride my bike from Beijing to Shanghai
    20 cheers
    2 people
  20. 20. make a Flash cartoon.
    10 entries . 5 cheers
    345 people
  21. 21. Submit a piece to McSweeny's
    3 entries . 10 cheers
    2 people
  22. 22. compete in a triathlon
    17 cheers
    273 people
  23. 23. do 100 pushups
    6 entries . 5 cheers
    559 people
  24. 24. learn blender
    4 entries . 4 cheers
    58 people
  25. 25. write a crappy novel
    1 entry . 10 cheers
    2 people
  26. 26. Enter 5 Script competitions
    7 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  27. 27. Send out my new promo packs and follow up on them
    4 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  28. 28. watch the imdb 100 best movies
    8 entries . 7 cheers
    133 people
  29. 29. stop throwing clothes on the floor
    2 entries . 8 cheers
    829 people
  30. 30. Pay my bills from a cash reserve
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    1 person
  31. 31. participate in Script Frenzy
    3 entries . 4 cheers
    6 people
  32. 32. Control my finances rather than have my finances control me
    1 entry . 11 cheers
    7 people
  33. 33. Lose 40 pounds
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    1,908 people
  34. 34. write and shoot a channel 102 pilot
    3 entries . 1 cheer
    2 people
  35. 35. Create Custom Flash Application to help write jokes
    1 entry
    2 people
  36. 36. Be a better blogger
    3 entries . 3 cheers
    1,362 people
  37. 37. customize myspace
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    145 people
  38. 38. edit a film
    2 cheers
    4 people
  39. 39. get an agent
    4 entries . 2 cheers
    196 people
  40. 40. master physical comedy
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    5 people
  41. 41. design shirts
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    8 people
  42. 42. Make 2008 my best year yet
    1 entry . 5 cheers
    58 people

How I did it
How to live in France
It took me
2 years
It made me
Warm and French.


How to go to Kyoto and Nara
It took me
1 day
It made me
Right as rain


How to become a Video Editor
It took me
10 months
It made me
Pleased as punch


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watch the imdb 100 best movies (read all 8 entries…)
One upon a time in the West

Yep. Only one left. I am going to stop sounding surprised that each of the movies on this list is better than I expected. This Movie was completely awesome.



watch the imdb 100 best movies (read all 8 entries…)
Just two more

I watched “The Seventh Seal” and “Metropolis”, again surprisingly better than I expected. I’d only seen those clips of Metropolis that people show in bits of music videos—but its great, and I don’t usually like silent movies. I guess all that’s left are “Once Upon a Time in the West” and “Double Indemnity”



Enter 5 Script competitions (read all 7 entries…)
I've got Cosby in my sites.

I like the idea of the Cosby fellowship, but it pays no money. How do you go to LA and not receive a stipend?



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