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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RoxanneRookOr the Drums?

I have also given a thought to purchasing a drum set instead. On the surface, it looks easier than learning to play a string instrument. However, I also know that drums require more energy. So at this point it could go either way.

Roxanne Rook | www.macronmusic.com.au1 month ago


RoxanneRookMaybe the Guitar?

I can sing by imitating pitches but I can’t actually read music. My best friend is an accomplished violinist and she says that, without fail, you will suck for the first three years of violin playing. I am impatient and I think that, for my first instrument, I ought to start with something that has more immediate results. And besides, I love electric guitar solos!

Roxanne Rook | mooremusicev.com2 months ago


cg99atmoXXclarinet

Learned how to play the clarinet 7 months ago


sammeeeEight lessons in....

And I don’t understand how I didn’t start this earlier. 8 months ago


sammeeePiano

I took my first piano lesson last Thursday, and it was amazing! Looking forward to my next lesson this Thursday! 10 months ago


Minerva bLearning the Ukulele♥!

I’ve just started going for my ukulele (my first ever musical instrument) last Sunday ~ and it was great fun, albeit a tad scary, too.

Also, I’ve been practising almost everyday with my own sweet little uke, so hopefully, I get better at it♥ :) 1 year ago


isa2312Untitled

First need to pick an instrument 1 year ago


jennjollyUntitled

I play violin, viola, guitar, and a bit of cello and flute. I’ve known how to read music since I could read words. If anybody needs help or support, feel free to ask :) 2 years ago


Andrea409This one's tough.

I am immensely artistically-challenged, a fact I’ve always lamented. My dad is a terrific painter. Why couldn’t I have inherited an ounce of that talent? :)

A few years ago I took guitar lessons. I SUCKED. My bf plays guitar in a death metal band. He also draws pretty well. I guess I’m more logically-minded. I’m good with science and chemistry. Not so good with being creative. So this goal’s going to be tough. I’m not going to discard it just yet, but I really have no idea which instrument to try or where to begin. I guess I’ll check out what the folks who have completed this goal have to say about it. 2 years ago


sammeeePiano teacher -

Does anybody have any recommendations as to how to go about finding a good (patient) piano teacher, please? :-) 2 years ago


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