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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JudithKD is at PC w/ the other name,you should know it!!

Finish the writing I've started, make it something I can be proud of, and sell same (or try). (read all 40 entries…)
One of the problems I've had is how to change the names of my family/friends for the memoir.

I have no interest in dragging people’s name through the mud and I know that a good deal of what “happened” to me happened because I let it happen or perceived something in a given fashion. After a while, if you’re wounded, you expect to be wounded again and again. You have relationships with folks who will wound you AND you perceive things as deliberate wounding that wouldn’t be otherwise. It takes time and healing to change that. But first you have to stop, take that leap of faith that things might be different.

That was likely one of the hardest things to do.

Anyway, I think I’ve found a “naming schema” that will allow me to write the silly thing without getting all caught up in a tangle of names and/or legal suits when I’m done!

Yay! Another hurdle complete….



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