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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Fill every idea/sketch book I own (read all 3 entries…)
filling old, starting new.....

one problem with “completing” this goal (which is really more of a lifelong endevour) is that i’m forever starting some new journal / notebook for some new interest or pursuit. Not a bad thing, guess, but it does perpetuate my energies on the “New” rather than finishing the “Old”.

This summer i started a “Creative Pursuits” journal based on the ideas described in the book Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher.I actually have two—the first one i had wasnt a good size to capture all that i wanted, so now i’m going back & forth between the smaller old one and the larger newer one, filling in the old with what Will fit, and trying to keep up with entries in the new…

In the past 2 weeks i’ve been reading up on various decorating strategies / making one’s home reflect your life and soul, and after reading about making a “Picture Journal” in a great book What Color is Your Slipcover ,i’ve pulled out a fresh notebook, and began compiling images and scribbling down answers to the self-assessment questions. So now i’ve yet another new idea journal to fill….

i doubt this goal will ever leave my list; i enjoy making journals and notebooks and scrapbooks and quoditian diaries ‘way too much. So maybe this goal should just be detailed what new journal / idea book i’ve started, and any leaps forward. Starting a new ideas journal is Too much fun….



VioletMyst still believes that Unusual traveling instructions are dancing lessons from God has gotten 1 cheer on this entry.


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