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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JudithKD is at PC w/ the other name,you should know it!!

List 1125 (thanksgiving) things I am grateful for! (read all 54 entries…)

258. That I’m happy! Or, more correctly, that I’m not in pain, the pain/flashback isn’t lurking under the surface or something I have to run away from. It’s there, but it’s as it should be, sort of like the memory of a really painful episode in the past. It’s more immediate than that of course, but not very much.

259. For my resident amphibians, which means my garden isn’t poison to them: a garter snake and a frog. We used to have small, red salamanders too, but haven’t seen any of those in a year or two!

260-261.Dappled sunlight in the garden and a robin’s song.

262. Our new stone steps, all shiny with mica. Like walking up a lit staircase in the midst of the day, always feels magical.

263. The baker’s table I bought. The more I look at it, the more I like it.

264.Cinnamon roll bread pudding from the bakery. Yum!

265.The blueberries, beginning to blush from green to blue. The raspberries, some of them ripe like plump rubies strung together (and yummy too!)

266. Starting to write a social commentary as a piece of fiction and suddenly, there I am, in the midst of an sf story! [Where did that come from?] and it being okay. I’m not crazy, but it IS interesting! (I have to write more however, what I have is an interesting start, needs a middle and end too.)

267. That stuff sells at the antique store, not near fast enough, but it DOES sell…



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