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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become fluent in 5 or more languages


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edwinlawHow many of us are still into this?

Seems so quite here. Anyone given up the goal yet?

Last week, I have started a blog ( I have this hope that we language learners can motivate and support each other.

Feel free to drop by! 8 years ago

edwinlawThis is possible!

To those who share the same goal,

How is your progress? Before you want to give it up, check out these two folks:

1) Steve can speak 9 languages fluently, and he is working on 3 more! Click on his introductory clips to listen to them.

2) Simon can also speak multiple languages

Hope you find these motivating. 8 years ago

edwinlawMy current status

1) Cantonese – mother tongue.
2) English – already fluent. Working on public speaking skills.
3) Mandarin – can communicate. Still can’t understand fast speakers. Need more work on oral. Give myself another 4 months.
4) French – GCSE level. Picking up again a month ago, starting with reading and writing (started a french blog). Might try “The Linguist”. Checkpoint after 4 months.
5) Spanish – GCSE level. Will restart after French. No plan yet. 8 years ago

Mei_MeiTrip to China

I’m going to take advantage of our upcoming trip to China and learn more Mandarin! 8 years ago


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