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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New Year's Resolution Trends

In 2010, lose weight was back on top, but love and relationship goals dominate the rest of the list. In 2011, the economy had an impact on people's resolutions: save money was the top resolution and get a job came in at number four.

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
1 save money lose weight save money lose weight lose weight
2 set an attainable athletic goal, like running a 5 or 10k be happy stop biting my nails exercise regularly stop procrastinating
3 read at least one book each month fall in love get organized stop biting my nails fall in love
4 get a job get a job grow my hair long lose 10 pounds be happy
5 lose weight travel lose 50 pounds lose 30 pounds Get a tattoo
6 keep a notepad of awesome moments quit smoking go to bed earlier exercise more drink more water
7 get enough sleep love get more tattoos bungee jump get married
8 eat, drink, learn, or try something new get married find at least one thing each day that makes me happy read the bible go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
9 fall in love find love dress better learn guitar see the northern lights
10 take a photo every day for a year lose my virginity make a smaller ecological footprint be less shy learn Spanish

 

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