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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HardSun has written 9 entries about this goal

We're surely coming into October now.

Half a dozen female robins were all devouring berries from one tree together.

Pelagic cormorants flying at the beach.

Yow, those are some enormous birds. Two feet long, a wing span of about 4 feet.

Started using my binoculars

Learned how to adjust the focus just right.

Binoculars are on the way!

I had a chance to look at recommended specifications for birding binoculars, then went back on eBay and shopped for just the right thing…found it for $19.99 used, shipping included. I’m happy.

I'm bidding on binoculars on eBay.

I don’t know what to look for but I doubt that I’ll ever get serious enough about birding to warrant some fancy set of them anyway. If I can just get something that lets me see further in more detail than I can with my eye alone I’ll be happy, at least for now.

Saw a dark-eyed junco

Pretty little thing on the forest floor.

My bird book arrived.

Now I can have more fun. I think I’ll take it camping this weekend.

on the way home

spotted a western scrub-jay

In my tree

I believe I saw a black phoebe.

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