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.

Export My Content

Dave will be glad to get home Friday night

upload all my music to my iPod (read all 3 entries…)

It’s just strange to me that I’ve suddenly become very interested in music.

I usually enjoy my drive to and from work through the bucholic Connecticut river valley while listening to NPR or books on tape. But since I started writing again, I’ve been listening to…music.

Why not more books on tape? That’s the strange thing. I guess the point is not the medium, but the side of my brain that is active. Books on tape is very cerebral. But writing, and enjoying music/poetry, is very creative. AS my creative self re-awakens, I am drawn to music again. Sure enough, all my old journals (back when I wrote more frequently than my recent once a month level) are also filled with musical refrences! I have a closet full of old CD’s from that period of my life.

So now I’m more interested than ever in getting it all onto my iPod, so I can return to the emotional embrace of Bruce Cockburn, Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega, Lenny Cohen, Peter Gabriel, and all the other great poet/singers of my generation.

I will work on this task more this weekend.


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