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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AvittorioRock House Method - Play it All Acoustic

My friend Luchie and I decided to spend our time learning how to play the guitar. She asked me if I wanted to join her on an online class called Rock House Method that she purchased on Amazon. I told her sure, it’s on my 43T list.

I borrowed my brother’s Yamaha and went to Luchie’s house to jam. This first session was very basic: tuning the guitar, how to hold the guitar, hand placement, etc. We learned how to strum, pick, and even practiced a few chords. By the end of the night we were jamming to different styles of music. From Reggae to Country. Although my left hand fingers felt like they were about to draw blood, we had a great time.

Im going to practice more during the week without Luchie in hopes that my fingers will develop some thickness and coordination. 12 months ago


Practice practice practice and love music! 20 months ago

AvittorioMy type of jam session

Gypsy Jazz 21 months ago

danielReally now...

I guess it was 4 years ago, if not 5. My sweet sister made me an awesome birthday present: a folk guitar. Yes, I am a newbie to playing the guitar, but hell, I am big fan of guitar music. so I thought I’d find time to learn how to play it…

The plan worked just fine for 1, maybe 2 months. Then BAM laziness overdose and yeah, I’m back to square one. However, I want things to change and I will change them! No, I don’t want to start a band and no, I don’t want to write music. I just want to learn how to play some of my favorite songs. 2 years ago

KairielI BOUGHT A GUITAR!!!!!!!

it may be cheap but im in love!!!!
i was with a friend, she tuned it for me and was showing me some basic chords. :D
I have dubbed Him Temeraire, and he shall be initiated into my service in a ceremony tonight!
The name comes from a recent dream i had. Its the first time a name has been said in a dream so i thought it was a sign. :)
I LOVE YOU, TEMERAIRE! 2 years ago

AronI was playing Dylan

One more cup of coffie for the road. Nice song. ;) 2 years ago


Just bought my guitar today wish me luck 2 years ago

imgladimmehow does one "complete this goal"

I’ve been playing every day, so I think it’s fair to say that I’ve completed the goal. I want to keep improving, but I can also see that that is something I’m going to want to do for the rest of my life, so I’m removing it from the list to make room for something more finite. Mission accomplished. 3 years ago

hitomiiehow to start

it’s been a few months now, and i can play a few really easy songs with easy chords.

i’ve found really good youtube channels to start, and thought it could be nice to share it:

- GuitarJamz: Marty is a really good teacher, a must watch!

- YouTube channel:

if you have a smartphone, look for free guitar apps, they’re really useful. For example to tune your guitar, or having a chords index everywhere you go. 3 years ago

JPe888Need a guitar

Need to find a good place to get a guitar (to learn on) in London. Don’t need a fandangle, bells and whistles one, just an acoustic learner guitar that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Research starts now… 3 years ago

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