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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joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

Complete my 90 Day Rocks (read all 14 entries…)
Is this a ding letter?

I can’t tell if this is a ding letter, or just a “hold on, and we’ll get in touch with you” letter:

Thank you for your interest in the position of , with . All applications are currently being reviewed and decisions for the first round are being made this week. Candidates who are not able to meet this first round will be notified some time during the week of March 24th.

We appreciate the time and thoughtfulness that you took in introducing yourself and your work through your cover letter and resume. We will keep in touch and in the interim, wish you well in your search.

What do you think?


Cloudberry is a tomato plant with her roots nestled in rich compost.

sounds to me

like you should take them at their word and assume you’re in the running. Otherwise why would they give you information on how decisions are being made?

I agree with you, though, the second paragraph is a little waffle-y.

Jim Carson This space intentionally left blank.

DCUWCU letter

It’s not too different from:

“We are experiencing higher than expected call volume. Your call is important to us. Please hold. Your call will be answered in the order received.”

It’s just a fricking form letter. Nothing should be inferred.

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joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

thank you for your kind words!

Silvie Hiding the FB button behind another button does not really work :((

It's a...

‘if you don’t hear by the 24th then thank you and goodbye’ letter. So I reckon you are still in the running until then.

joie de vivre has gotten 3 cheers on this entry.


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