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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LizdeBizTaking some extreme action!!!

OK, I’ve started watching more programmes in Chinese. It’s the only way. I’ve got to surround myself in the langauge. I’ve got to think it. I literally found myself unable to talk to my mum today. I’d start speaking to her, and then break in English, which I really hate doing. I really can’t have it slipping away! 6 years ago

LizdeBizTaking some action!

I’ve made an agreement with my Mom that from now on I can only talk to her (and if my confidence allows it, other Chinese speakers) in Chinese and nothing else. No more Chinese-English hybrid talk. Also I’m going to start reading more in Chinese, be it newspaper or book. Granted I’ve the reading level of a six year old… but it has to be all or nothing for me now.

It may be a small move, but I need to get better in the near future or don’t at all. The older I get the harder it will be to return to a good level of fluency. 6 years ago


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LizdeBizSpeaking more

I find it helps a lot if I just keep speaking the language at every chance I get, no matter how small. Thinking in the language helps too. Hopefully not all of my Chinese has disappeared on me! 7 years ago

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