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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studying for big exam

I have a big 8-hour electricity exam on April 20. I started studying on Christmas Day. But then I started studying too much and I would get headaches for days at a time from concentrating too hard (at work during day and then at night, studying). So, I quit studying for a week or so. Now I am behind. Argh.

I’m taking a different approach to this now. I’m not planning on passing the exam the first time around; I’ll just study as much as I have energy for. That way I don’t create all of this stress for myself. If I fail, I’ll just retake in Oct.



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keep up the good work

Electricity is hard work, and I know you have been working hard towards this goal.

I think you have a good attitude, that is a good plan for not getting stressed out so much. Keep up the good work!

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