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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Put more time and effort into friendships old and new :) (read all 2 entries…)
I tried to see more of my friends before going away

And I ended up having to prioritise which ones to see and when I could see them which was quite interesting. I think I fitted everyone that I could see in including one friend that I had been really bad about seeing all year and had been missing/feeling guilty about, it turned out fine in the end and I am pleased to say that the frienship is still intact.

I also had a leaving party which quite a few people came to which was really nice, my good friends don’t all know each other as I tend to pick up friends from different parts of my life and maintain them on a fairly individual basis rather than as a group. I was a bit worried before hand but everyone got on really well and remarked what nice friends I have which was really pleasing. There were a few absences, but I found that actually all the ones I expected to not come didn’t make it so there were no great disappointments there. I was firm with my more ‘flakey’ friends that the only time I could see them was at this party although I made a mistake with one friend who is going through a hard time and didn’t feel she could come, I said we’d meet up another time although I suspected that really I didn’t have time to and of course we didn’t manage it. I feel bad about that and must remember not to overcommit in the future. I think she understands though.

Now I’m away from home I’m going to make more of an effort to write/email/call etc… And of course I need to make some new friends.



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