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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Introduce more people to postcrossing (read all 2 entries…)
Less gaps

I wish there were a really effective way for me to promote postcrossing, but for now I’m going to have to settle for word-of-mouth. That’s quite an impressive number of people, but I really want some of those gaps on the map to be filled :) it’d be fantastic if that happened.

Go to Postcrossing.com for more details.



Comments:

LL

What a great concept...

I’d seen this listed in a few people’s things, but had assumed it had something to do with posting on websites. I’m going to check a bit more when I get home tonight ;-)

Yay!

Well, I’ve at least given you an interest to know more :) If I can just inspire that in others, who knows what may happen.

LL

I’ll let you know how it goes :-)

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LL

Just finished signing up!

Very excited about sending my first postcard. Oh, the dilemma! What sort of card should I send? Have to go check some out tomorrow. Yay! :-D

That's 1 :)

Hehe, I find the whole thing exciting, even now. I know it’s a novelty thing for a lot of people, and they send a few then stop, but I still love it. Obviously it’s not something I’m going to be able to do as regularly as I have been (have sent 10 postcards so far), but I’m still aiming to send about 10 a month. It’ll be cool when I’m working. The only worry I have is that I might be travelling myself, and not be able to send cards from my home city of Bristol.

LL

That's something that occurred to me..

... just yesterday. Here I am signing up to receive mail, whilst I’m in the process of getting ready to head overseas! I guess I can update my details a month or so before I go, and even if I have to put it on hold for a while, hopefully I can give a few people a little thrill in the mean time!

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Yay!

:) Glad you’ve signed up SnowStormO, I just find it a really nice way of communicating. It feels like how chatrooms on the internet once were, when people were just so amazed to be talking to someone from the other side of the World. I love to learn about other’s people’s countries and customs :)

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I’ve been introduced by this entry! I’m going to register tonight!

Much coolness!

That’s fantastic :) It really is a lovely feeling, sending off your postcards, and getting the confirmations via email they arrived. Then of course there’s the receiving of postcards from anywhere in the world, arriving straight to your door. Hope you enjoy postcrossing dontstoprockit :)


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