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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Learn to play the violin or cello


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LKiraBoth is fine

I want to learn either one _ cello sounds great and violin accompanying flute sounds just ….beautiful. The problem is that I need to achieve straight a before my parents let me =( 6 years ago

carterowen99long term

This is a long term goal, but I did see that someone on campus is offering lessons. I think I might call…hmmm. 8 years ago

mintygirlA Classified Undertaking

My boyfriend decided to study guitar and let me use his violin. So the violin vs. cello dilema is solved.

I posted an ad today looking for a violin teacher in my neighborhood! Hopefully I’ll find someone fun. And affordable.

What should beginner violin lessons cost? I’d imagine an increase for pain and suffering. 8 years ago

mintygirlTough Decisions

I need to decide between learning cello or violin. Here are my thoughts so far: Violins are nice, compact instruments, while cellos need to be booked a separate airplane seat when traveling. Nothing can get your toe tapping like a fiddle, but nothing can tug on your heart strings like a cello. Violins are very elegant to play, but straddling a cello is not so ladylike. Violins are smaller, and probably more inexpensive to purchase, but nothing says “hey, I play an instrument” like lugging a giant cello case around town.
Decisions, decisions… 8 years ago

queen_of_denialgood luck..

I have a violin gathering dust under my bed that hasnt been played in a long time….all I can say about this goal is that you really need to join an orchestra to get the best out of either instrument… 9 years ago


i recently purchased a violin and am looking for someone to teach me lessons. i never thought i would acutally get to this one. 9 years ago

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