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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Epic Sunshine Appalachian SPRING, Copland followed by Gershwin, SUMMERTIME

get rid of old and unwanted things (read all 89 entries…)
I pitched some utilitarian things I needed but have replaced.

Their associations had long gone but it was still cathartic.

The flood waters have receeded and people are returning to their homes. But there are now homeless people too and I feel lucky. I drove through part of the area today on an errand. Mud covers streets and people are busy cleaning, fixing, replacing. Goodbye flood hope never to see you again.

I avoided listening to a lot of the 9/11 commemorations. I was struck by a survey of Afghanis that revealed very very few know about 9/11 and those who do think it was somebody else. It is emotional. I am an American and glad for it. I am also befuddled how we could have mismanaged all that post 9/11 good will in the world and among ourselves.



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