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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Ru FB * PopClogs * 43Refugees < Faithful here 'til the sky goes out

do my taxes (read all 16 entries…)
Elephant shoes

Whew. That took much longer and was a great deal more stressful than it should have been, but after a slight bump trying to find our unused RRSP deduction limits and digging up secondary e-pass passwords, I finished and netfiled both returns this afternoon. By the time the words “return accepted” appeared on the screen it felt as though invisible elephants sitting on my head for months suddenly sprouted wings and flew away.

In the long run I worked out that the extra hassle required to deduct utilities for my workspace wasn’t worth the trouble (although it may be in the future), so I decided not to bother this year, but will save the proper paperwork in the future.

There’ll still be elephant shaped shadows floating around the ground until we hear back from the CRA, but I suspect they’ll get smaller and smaller and then wink out altogether. I’m pleased and relieved to be checking this off, especially since (for the most part) I did them myself, and in the long run we’re getting a decent refund back, which should help check off a savings goal as well.

So until next year… (when I may seriously consider getting someone else to do this) happy filing. May all your elephants be generous, well shod, and regular.


JWillow Here 'til the lights go out....please stay in touch!

avoiding this

I’m yet to do my taxes too & avoiding it like the plague!

Good on you for getting in and tackling those Elephants Ru :-)

Ru has gotten 10 cheers on this entry.


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