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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Tygrland enjoying the winter weather

see 12 great movies in 2010 (read all 10 entries…)
TWO: Meet Me in St Louis (Vincente Minnelli) 1944

What a charming movie! I didn’t expect to enjoy this movie as much as I did as I am not really a fan of musicals. So, St Louis came as a bit of a surprise. The movie has a fantastic score and the songs blend seamlessly with the story, weaving from one season to the next. Autumn is a highlight. Perfection!


Have yourself a merry...

I guess the lyrics to “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” originally were super melancholy, and Judy Garland objected. Supposedly she saw the song’s potential as a hit apart from the movie, so she suggested someone come up with more optimistic lyrics. It’s still pretty somber for a Christmas song, but it might not have gotten famous otherwise!

Tygrland enjoying the winter weather

Hey thanks erinalberty...

very interesting. It’s such a beautiful song – I would love to hear the original lyrics.


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