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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Alsandera misses "Member since: blah blah, 2008." Shoulda kept that account. lol

grow my own vegetables (read all 4 entries…)

These are all old seeds, keep in mind, so I’m not upset by the ones that don’t grow. The wildflowers are taking off. The basil looks to be doing well, too. There’s something growing in the lettuce tubs, but I suspect that might be wildflower seeds that spilled since they started sprouting at the same time as the wildflowers. The cilantro shows no signs of sprouts – but it didn’t the year the seeds were brand-new, too.

But get this – the seeds I shmeared on a paper towel from the one cherokee purple last year? All 12 look like they’re growing! Now I have to find space for 12 tomato plants… And I need some more room for tommy-toes, ‘cause I can’t live in a world without tommy-toes. I just wish I’d saved some of those seeds last year, too. They were pretty good.


Ah! You just reminded me that it's time

to start planning my garden!

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