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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Reading through my list of goals, I have realized that I since I already know some of the basics of playing the guitar, this is probably a more realistic goal than the goals to learn to play the trumpet and the harmonica 4 years ago

Buster BensonGot my guitar from storage

My fingers are going to need to be toughened up a bit again. But, this being the first time I’ve played the guitar since the iPhone came out, I just realized that one of my least favorite parts of playing the guitar (tuning the damn thing) is now a lot easier with these guitar tuning apps. Awesome.

And, also, I’ve decided to just learn a bunch of songs that I like rather than writing my own songs (for now) and found a great site with a bunch of current artists:

Fun! 5 years ago

mrsjackmanPlay Guitar Again

I played for 4 years of high school but had to pay for college myself and couldn’t afford anymore lessons. It’s been years but I want to pick it back up again as I really loved it. 5 years ago


My fingers are killing me! But it was totally worth it. I had forgotten how much I really do enjoy playing. It’s so relaxing to me. Pretty much everything just fades away, but me and the song…that’s nice after working all day. 7 years ago

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