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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Home again

I got home last night after another great Utah trip. The weather started off a little cool (it dropped down below freezing the second night) and we had quite a bit of wind during the week, but other than that the weather was great and it was much better than the cool, rainy weather last year. We drove about 1600 miles total and hiked every day. One of the trails I did a section of a couple years ago and another I had done many years ago, but I think that the rest were all new to me. I got to tour the Cathedral Valley area of Capitol Reef National Park, which I’ve wanted to see for many years but never could before because I don’t have a 4WD vehicle. And splitting the cost three ways was great- I think that my total cost for 10 days was right around $300!

Here’s a pic of Tom, Dan & I at Cedar Breaks National Monument- a park that I’ve driven by many times but never visited before because it’s so high (about 10,500’) that the road is almost always closed when I’m in the area. It was still basically winter up there but at least I finally made it to the park a couple days ago as we started our return trip to Denver.

Postcards got mailed from a small town in the middle of nowhere on Thursday so I doubt if many (if any) of you have received them yet, but they should start trickling in this week :)



Hole in the Bridge Arch

There was too much wind to keep the flowers in focus, but I still like this shot.

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