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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LauralyBeautiful /this account is inactive

celebrate my subscribers (read all 27 entries…)
Oh dear

I’ve dropped a bunch of subscribers recently. That doesn’t normally bother me – you are all free to come and go as you please – but I feel that these losses might be because I haven’t exactly been the most interesting or active recently. That has been weighing on my conscience, and I’m sorry to you all.

Truth is the past four months have been a bit tricky for me. I’ve thought about explaining, but I don’t really know how to say it. Another big part is that I like to let the story play itself out, and then share, rather than give a chapter by chapter account of my life, if that makes any sense. I think – I hope – this is just about wrapping up, so that I can gather all the bits together and share with anyone who is so interested.

Also, for anyone who remembers this from oh so long ago… ::sigh:: I truly meant to do it. It just wouldn’t work. I probably needed some sort of software to make it fit. My surprise was a wordsearch that I had designed myself, with all of my(known) subscribers names in it. It looked great on paper, and I thought it was pretty nifty if i do say so myself but I couldn’t get it to materialize comprehensively on the computer. I was going to make a .jpg and post the link, had things worked out. Sorry. ): I had the best of intentions.


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LauralyBeautiful /this account is inactive

Thank you (:

I want to, I just have to have the time and the state of mind to get it all down. The first is tricky enough, not to mention the second condition! :P


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