I'm not sure who started theirs first, but I came across this blog when the author contacted me. Willy The Prince (the author) is a younger, American version of myself and has the advantage of a few more years than I, to complete her list. I find her list uncannily similar to mine, both in the kind of tasks listed and the fact that it's such a diverse mixture of tasks. From taking a charity vacation to dying her hair red, WTP enters each task with enthusiasm and determination. I especially like the fact that I have someone to 'champion' me now. Whenever WTP completes a task off her list, it has the knock on effect of motivating me into completing one as well, so I have a lot to thank her for.
I also love the fact that by looking at lists such as the 40 things one, it gives you an insight into the personality of the author and I'm kicking myself to not including some of WTP's tasks on my own list (although her scanning old photos has inspired me to begin scanning all my family photos). All in all, whenever a new post pops up in my google reader, I look forward to reading about her adventures and I hope you will too!