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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bermudamohawk "Never place a period where God has placed a comma,"

succeed in my new work role (read all 28 entries…)
take this job and shove it!

I had a few good days in the office, then slipped back into slackerdom. Trying to keep a steady work flow around here is just proving to be difficult. That’s not an excuse, but it’s certainly a big factor is why I suck at my job.

I’m reading through a grant report that my boss just completed. As I’m reading it, I’m getting more and more frustrated about my job duties. I feel like I’m at the mercy of my boss and our grantor, and that’s not a happy place to be when I so wholeheartedly disagree with the way some of my work is accounted for. (i.e. some assignments are “worth” more than others, even though they require the same amount of work on my part.) I tried to talk with my boss about my concerns, and her reply was a suggestion to do half-assed work instead of giving something my full effort. Seriously? Maybe that’s OK with her but it’s not OK with me.

Since when did “succeed in my new work role” actually mean “bitch about my job as much as possible”? And when will I realize that all this time spent complaining or avoiding the inevitable could really be used to make SOME progress? SOME progress is better than none. Let’s see if I can trick myself into believing that.

Goals for the next two weeks (before the new guy FINALLY starts):
1. Consistent progress on my main assignments (3-5 per week)
2. Develop a summer plan (hire 2-4 interns? projects?)
3. Figure out how I want to delegate tasks after the new guy is fully trained

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!



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