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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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joie de vivre Here, now and until the end

garden (read all 15 entries…)
Beautiful sunny day

Pulled weeds, sure, but also:

Planted basil – standard Italian and then something labeled “spicy”. Put their little clear mini-greenhouses on, because while the days are warm, nights are still cold.

Repotted my jade plant that Rose grew last year in Horticulture class and then the Hen and Chicks I got for my birthday. Both had completely overgrown their pots.

Planted a bunch of flower seeds from packets I had bought in years past and never planted. Sometimes I get over-enthusiastic with seed buying. The packets are all at least two years old, but either I plant them or throw them away. Better to plant, as I still could get some germination. The packets were sweetpeas, cosmos, and petunias. We shall see what we get.

Fertilized the tomatoes I planted last weekend. It’s about time.

Not quite “garden”, but cleaned up the fake flowers that are in the fake milkman carrying bins that are on the porch. Threw away the ickiest ones. They look better now.


Collectorofcats No matter where I go in the future I'll remember 43 things.

I get over enthusiastic when it comes to seed procuring also

I have flower seed packets that are years old and unlikely to ever get planted and even seeds I’ve taken from flowering plants in past years that went to seed and I’m not even sure what kind of flower they are now.

joie de vivre has gotten 9 cheers on this entry.


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