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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Ru FB * PopClogs * 43Refugees < Faithful here 'til the sky goes out

Replace the beloved night light (read all 2 entries…)
Lost spoka!

We lost a dear friend over the weekend: Isak’s night-light, a little softly blue glowing ghost that he’s had since he was a baby. It’s been there whenever he’s fallen asleep, gets packed for overnights, goes camping with us, and is always there to usher in good dreams and comfort in the darkness.

He was thoughtful enough to lend it to Iris to carry for the lantern festival we went to Saturday night and she managed to drop it when we weren’t looking. We doubled back and looked everywhere, but it was dark, there were thousands of people milling around with their own lights, and we knew there was little hope. I put a lost and found ad on Craigslist just in case, but again, little hope there.

I feel terrible about it, he was so sad when he realized it was really gone – I know it’s just a thing, and maybe there’s an important lesson there, but I remember what it’s like to be particularly attached to something as a kid and losing it.

I checked with Ikea, and the ones they have now are quite different, I’d love to get him the exact same one. I’ve found a woman willing to trade one for something on a swap site, so I wrote her, but she’s in South Dakota – I have yet to hear back and have no clue what to offer her in return. Fingers crossed I can find one somewhere…


Ru FB * PopClogs * 43Refugees < Faithful here 'til the sky goes out

Blue boo

It is the same thank you. I may write to see if I can pick that up as well… thanks!!

Funny… they want more for mailing it than they do for the actual cost, and they’re half an hour from here…


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