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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Greenleaves shining & glowing

have dinner guests at least 2x/month (read all 24 entries…)
Colombia night with pan-Latin food = just lovely!

I ended up with 7 guests plus my housemate and me. The fish sancocho was an experiment that turned out great! I got M and M involved in making the mojitos – which were SO yummy and refreshing. The jícama salad and the flan . . . oh the flan. Because it turned out the shop had only plain flan, I invented a little coconut-cinnamon sauce to spread on it. YUM!

Housemate was her usual kind, helpful self, rescuing me in a moment of panic when I hadn’t even showered yet and guests might start arriving in half an hour and there were still several things to do. (Fortunately, the guests were all a bit late.)

More important than the food: the conversation was rich and satisfying. We are determined together to make our Colombia trip and interlocking creative projects happen! Have to put some feelers out about funding. It will all come together, I have no doubt.


Greenleaves has gotten 5 cheers on this entry.


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