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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GrammaG *spinning circle* Connecting...

visit every county in Illinois (read all 3 entries…)
2. Livingston

I grew up in Livingston county so I probably know it better than any other county in the state. There wasn’t much to do in my hometown of Dwight so once I could drive, my friends and I spent a lot of time exploring the countryside. Fun facts:

  • Named after Edward Livingston, Andrew Jackson’s Secretary of State and the U.S. minister to France.
  • There are two prisons in the county: a men’s prison in Pontiac and a women’s prison in Dwight.
  • The 80’s movie Grandview U.S.A was filmed in Pontiac.

Cities and Towns I’ve been to in Livingston County:

  • Dwight: My hometown
  • Campus: My grandpa’s sister lived here, and we had an extended family get together every Easter and Christmas Day.
  • Fairbury: Home of the Fairbury Fair. My grandpa would take me every year to watch the carriage races and play Bingo.
  • Odell: A friend in High School lived just outside Odell and worked at a restaurant in town so we spent a lot of time here.
  • Pontiac (county seat): I had several relatives here so we spent a fair amount of time visiting in Pontiac. We always went to my grandpa’s other sister’s house for the annual Thresherman’s Reunion parade each September.
  • It’s safe to say I’ve spent time at least driving around all of the other towns, but they’re all so small, I probably never did anything of significance in them.


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loveinthecure FOCUS - I AM FOCUS. I LOVE FOCUS.

neat

to learn!

GrammaG *spinning circle* Connecting...

Thanks

This is a fun goal for me.


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