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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Manage My Email Inbox (read all 6 entries…)
Zero!

OMG, after trying for years to mange my e-mail inbox, I finally got it down to ZERO! Yes, that is 0 emails as of 11:24 p.m. on May 28, 2007! I started out with nearly 500 unread e-mails a few hours ago, then I got the bright idea to set up folders. I have no idea why that made a difference, but somehow it did. First, I set up folders for each category, then I established rules for each e-mail type. After that I was able to flip through them, save the important ones, and read and delete the rest! I never thought I would see this day! I thought for sure I was going to have to blind nuke them. Ha, the real test will be to see if I can do the same at work….



Comments:

Sandy Gabrielli wake up sleepyhead

clearing out

I spent hours yesterday deleting 5000 messages in my inbox. I’m still at 7500. I wish I could start the sort into folders but I wanted to weed out the junk first. I so admire you!

iamevoxus there is freedom in letting go

lol mines really bad. i had 27500 and im down to 15485 or something like that!!!


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