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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Stephmo Wants to get caught up on all sorts of things

Make the backyard more of another "room" (read all 8 entries…)
Going to Order from Michigan Bulb on Monday

We have a credit from them for a plant that died (they actually do mean their guarantee!), so we’re going to use it and another coupon we got from the catalog. They have two fantastic collections that we think will go nicely in the back.

Over by the birdhouse area, we’re going to put in their Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden to augment what we’ve already got going on. It will also kind of put a nice soft wall over by that area. It should make the back porch a little bit more private as well. ;)

We also have a row of evergreens that the old owners planted for privacy from the road. We like it, but they’re just GREEN. And plain, but nothing really grows on them because of the shade – so we’re going for the shade garden to get something a little bit nicer than dead pine needles.



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