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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Compliment a complete stranger
Not quite a simple as it sounds.... least for me. Is it because I am running everywhere I go, and strangers are usually a blur as I go by? Or am I wrapped up in my own little world (sometimes its crazy here, but I know everybody :), that I am oblivious to other people? That makes me sound very self absorbed, but that is not it at all.

Sometimes I think the small insecurites inside me think that no one is really interested in what I have to say…I am invisible as I walk through the grocery store….although I know neither of those is really true…

I will do this sometime this weekend, because I know it will make someones day. It always makes my day to be complimented by a stranger.


DaL can't sleep

not everybody is ready to receive a compliment from a stranger

Before you compliment somebody, you should understand if they will apreciate it or not. A lot of people don’t trust others easy, so hearing something nice without knowing you and without asking for it, they could get in a wrong way.

It’s hard to say how to feel if it’s appropriate to do it, that’s it, you just feel it! From a look, from the way the speak, the way they express themselves… It feels great to do it (and to receive it) and think that you might have made their day a bit brighter :)

Smiling to myself today... has gotten 5 cheers on this entry.

  • RM cheered this 2 years ago
  • TG cheered this 2 years ago
  • StupendaFanciulla cheered this 2 years ago
  • Spatz cheered this 2 years ago
  • alyse cheered this 2 years ago


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