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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JustJürgen being away helps to return home

Make fun of goals - 20 times (read all 2 entries…)
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Well, I’ve found entries like: do this 1000 times, leave that 492 times and keep this up 873 times.
I am not a figure-driven type.
So this counting of achievements leaves me strongly puzzled.
What is the quality of reading 250 books a year?
What of watching 68 movies?
What does it show? What’s the outcome?
Probably I am just envious that I am not such a fast reader or that I don’t go to movies as frequently.:>
So I have added 3 goals that ridicule this figure-driven attitude.



Comments:

RuthG lives.

I especially like

“don’t swear 1000 times.”

How would you count one time? I guess you could accomplish the goal pretty quickly, if you counted one second as “one time I didn’t swear.” Then you could check off the goal in less than 17 minutes—as long as you didn’t swear during that time!

:-)

JustJürgen being away helps to return home

Holy crap -

so this goal could then be ticked as done.
No, goals must take longer to achieve.


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