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

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Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come . . . to get my passport photos at last. One place’s screen was broken; the guy at the other place took my picture but forgot to print it, and it’s nowhere to be found; nobody there could take my photo again today because their camera is now broken; finally I stopped back at the first place on the chance their screen had been repaired, and it had been, so I got my photos taken AND printed and paid for.

The application is printed out too, so I just need to sign it and put it in a padded mailer and send it off. Need to remember to take cash to the post office, as my to-and-froing today took me there only to find a sign on the door: No debit or credit cards, cash only.

Honestly, I think I need to lower my expectations. Is it the sagging economy? I feel as if I’m living in a less-developed country these days.


Greenleaves has gotten 7 cheers on this entry.


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