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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run a hot dog stand
My retirement plan

This is the best job going and here’s why:

1. ABC job (A*ll *Business in Cash). There’s plenty of ways to play with cash and coin that you can’t do with checks or credit cards (nudge nudge, wink wink).

2. The hours. Open at 11 and work until 3. If you want some extra scratch, open early and sell coffee.

3. Sales. Other than scoping out a prime piece of territory (a busy road with available parking), there is no marketing involved. Basically show up on time, sell a good dog and the people will find you.

4. Cost. Buying hot dogs in bulk is insanely cheap, roughly a dime a dog wholesale. Throw in a roll, napkin and condiments and you push your costs up a bit more (let’s say 50 cents for arguments sake, although it’s likely far cheaper). Even if you sell hot dogs for the modest cost of a dollar, you’re pulling down at least 50 cents profit from each sale.

See why I want to do this for a retirement plan?



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