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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New Isabella vaya con Dios...

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I discovered a new blog today...

...called Faith in Society, and the author, Simon Barrow, hasn’t posted anything since 2010. Several months before his final post, he wrote that a friend had asked him why he’d been so silent on his blog of late, and he replied that ”...(as I often say) if you start to worry about ‘not posting enough’ then something is seriously wrong in terms of life balance. Writing, in whatever form, and to whatever audience (or lack of audience) ought to be an effervescence not a chore, and other things in life ought to take priority. So if I’m here I’m here, and if I’m not I’m not, I guess.”

Reading this made me think likewise for me and 43 Things. Lately, other things seem to be taking priority, and my energy levels seem to be running low, and my computer is running slow, and the thought of posting here seems more a chore than an effervescence. I hope all this will change. (Tonight, I’m using a borrowed computer.) Until then, if I’m here, I’m here, and if I’m not, I’m not, I guess.


New Isabella has gotten 5 cheers on this entry.


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