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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jane You were all such a special part of my life. ♥ TY, linnea!

Whew! Yes... after 7 long years

Thank you! It is not yet a complete process, quite yet. I still don’t quite have the certainty of a signed lease – haven’t met the landlord… had some odd dealings with a strangely unreachable real estate agent. All of that gave me a scare yesterday when it occurred to me that this could all be a scam.

I have talked with several people about possible ways that things could go wrong, and got the real estate woman on the phone this morning, so I feel more assured that things will proceed. But, I’ll be so much more relaxed when I actually have the keys in hand and am sitting in the living room of my new place :)

Now that I am just ONE WEEK SHY of having the sweet cloister of my very own private space (after 7 years in the hell of living closely quartered with emotionally volatile people – and 5 years before that of sub-letting someone ELSE’s tiny apartment, full of his garbage and clutter) I am just holding desperately tight to the dream of having a safe little space of my own, at long, long last.

I can’t wait!!!!

jane has gotten 6 cheers on this entry.


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