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’ve been taking classes in Japanese for almost 2 years, but I’m nowhere near fluency. I also have a million more kanji to learn. Here goes! 23 months ago

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RubyPaperMoonLearning Japanese

I’m learning this in school. I think it will be worth while not to forget it while doing A levels so next year guess what I want to take ??? Japanese!!! Its really difficult apparently…. my friends think I’m mad to want to do Japanese. who knows, maybe I am O2 years ago

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I have never taken a formal class in Japanese. For the past few years I’ve been set on teaching myself the language, and for a while early on I was doing pretty well and could speak simple sentences. Life got in the way of that and I’ve forgotten quite a bit by now. A few months ago my wife bought some immersion-style software (cheap version of Rosetta Stone) and I’ve been using that to try to catch back up on my vocabulary. The good news is that I seem to have a lot of knowledge tucked deep down somewhere from when I learned this stuff before, so I seem to be learning at a pretty fast pace. I’ve learned a lot of basic vocabulary, and the next step I’ve given myself is to learn kana again. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll be able to recall most kana, which will lead to my being able to read simple passages (something that is always extremely helpful). 2 years ago

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youngidealistFree One On One Tutor

My local community college has a free tutoring lounge where tutors come to volunteer. Wouldn’t you know that one really nice Japanese tutor was volunteering but no one was asking for her help. So, even though I am not in classes, I was able to slip under the radar, share my services as a math/science tutor, and then schedule some free one on one meetings with her, and she’s great! It’s like having a free private tutor.

I have a feeling that I will be oweing a lot of thanks in the long run to my new sensei. 2 years ago


I’m pretty good at first year stuff, except for Kanji. My goal is to become good enough to qualify for an entry level job in translating. 2 years ago

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