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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ryan the wired

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I find this to be really handy. It uses practical Japanese that is actually useful. I also like how you can watch it in Japanese only, but also have Japanese and English subtitles when you really need them. 3 years ago

ryan the wiredKeep Studying.

The challenge is what keeps me motivated. I know that learning a language, any language, is an uphill battle. It’s that push to better myself that gives me justification and satisfaction.

Keep Studying. 3 years ago

ryan the wiredTime to Study

Now that I’ve graduated, I actually have time to study Japanese… for fun. I’ve cracked open my dusty textbook and am focusing on learning how to read Japanese. At some point in the future, I want to be able to pick up a book, a magazine, or a newspaper and actually know what it says. If someone were to read it to me, I could probably understand most of it, but trying to read it on my own, I can’t do it… yet.

With a new strategy, I hope to make some real progress. One step at a time! 3 years ago

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