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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I’m planning on going to Peru next summer and it would definitely be useful…so Olah! Let’s do this thing! 5 years ago

Todd SchoonoverHola

¿Cómo está? Mi nombre es Todd. ¿Dónde está el cuarto de baño? Llame la policía. No, gracias. Agua. ¿Habla inglés?

I know more but it’s not polite conversation. 5 years ago

redbanditaI'm having so much fun with this!

While painting, I overruled bf in choice of iPod material being played and we have gone over lessons 6 and 8, 9, 10 and 11. We learned how to introduce our family, count to 10 and say if we like our jobs, our hobbies and so on. Although bf isn’t half as enthusiastic as I am, he joins in after some pushing from my side. I’ll make him a speaker of Spanish, too! 6 years ago

redbanditaI have progressed to lesson 11.

As sad it is, I’ve given up on bf and me doing this together, as he shows no interest whenever I bring it up, even though he’s been commented positively on his pronounciation by Spnaish native speakers.
So I ventured on without him.
Unfortunately, I do not have the written material, so I can’t spell what I can say (feel free to correct my spelling!).
By now, I can say stuff like this:

Me llamo redbandita. Soy de Alemania, pero ahora vivo en Amsterdam en Holanda. Tengo una hermana, se llama Vanessa. Vanessa tiena un hijo, se llama Elias. Su marido se llama Nicolai.

Me gusto la musica, cantar, la literatura y aprender los idiomas.
Estoy aprendiendo español, hablo un poco de español.
Lo siento, no entiendo. Puedes repetir? 6 years ago

redbanditaWe repeated lesson one.

It seems to be a good moment to do this while cooking our dinner together. Good fun, and it really sinks in.
We also started on lesson 2, Buenos dias &tardes & noches, hasta luego & manhana (no spelling available, I know it’s wrong…) 6 years ago

redbanditaWe did lesson one over.

Bf and I were listening to the first episode of CBS together.
That was fun! I hope we can repeat it sometime this week and then move on to lesson two. I’d like him to catch up with me, as I am already on lesson 5. 6 years ago

redbanditaI have advanced to podcast no.4

The Coffeebreak Spanish podcasts simply ROCK!
The lessons are short and easy. I listen to them while cycling home and can say that I have learned the vocabulary with ease and confidence. Mark, the teacher and Cara, the student in the podcasts are so positive one cannot help but just join in and the revision chapter came just when I thought “I wish they’d do a revicion PC”.
So woohoo and to anybody else out there trying to start with Spanish: Download it for free on itunes and get started! 6 years ago

redbanditaI've already started doing this!

I downloaded the first 10 episodes of Coffeebreak Spanish podcasts and did my first lesson:
Que tal
muy (bien)
y tu

The spelling is not clear as I don’t have any reading material. But this is only the beginning… 6 years ago

ButtaFlyKiz05Learn Some

I want learn some spanish. I know a little bit, but I want to be able to actually speak in sentences. 7 years ago

asp3I learned enough to communicate a few times

It was great to have some Spanish under my belt when I went to Peru. I feel I’ve accomplished this goal and it has inspired me to add a goal of improving my Spanish. 7 years ago

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