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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LauralyBeautiful /this account is inactive

Celebrate Gabriel's conception day (read all 6 entries…)
I'm taking a two week...

...vow of abstinence in Gabriel’s honor. This is… what, day 3? lol. It sounds totally silly saying that, but I feel it will actually be very cleansing.

Need to get the wooden letters glued on, and photocopy his ultrasound pictures. I made his “birth bracelet” and got a small photo album to put photos and other little things in. His birth bracelet is already in one of the pouches, and future locks of hair or his drawings could be included, too.

Tommy is probably going to stain and shelac the box, and I had the idea of lining the inside of the box with crushed velvet or something. I want this box to last a long time, and be something he can keep for all time. It’s not just his conception box, it’s a time capsule that will stretch over many years.



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