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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be a better husband (read all 2 entries…)
The Inlaws!!!!

Well, this is an area that I have had difficulty adjusting to and I am sure that I am not alone. . . I have found over the course of 9 years of marriage that finding areas of frictionless engagement is crucial to an inlaw encounter. It is worth years of probing and testing to find those areas of conversation that will not lead to hostilities. Sleeping a lot and getting a buzz also helps.

Anyway, I am glad that I have learned to do this so that I can enjoy time spent with my inlaws more. It is a subarea of a happy mariage that is important and I am sure that this is not my last entry on the subject as I endeavor to become “a better husband”.

P.S. for those of you who claim “my inlaws are great, etc. . .” GOOD FOR YOU, this post is not for you, just the other 80-90% of us. . . .



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