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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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JudithKD is doing 20 things including…

Change my website and/or make a new one, and/or...?

24 cheers


JudithKD has written 10 entries about this goal

We did this

Our ISP had “broken” our site, we couldn’t add files, DH, techie that he is, tried a thing or two, didn’t work. Finally got ahold of their tech support who did an “easy fix” which she thought fixed it. No.

So they did something else, which only partially fixed it—it required us to do more work when the functionality was supposedly part of what we’d paid for. We told them it didn’t work, and finally, they fixed it.

But we changed ISPs. It shouldn’t take that, esp. when the ISP doing an update (or?) broke it to begin with!


This is in process

I’d forgotten how long I’ve had this on my “DO THIS!” list!


I know what I'm going to do with my website

I talked to some friends who’re writers and asked if what I had planned would be helpful or a pain?

Everyone universally said that it was a GREAT idea and to do it.

So, I shall!


I just started a blog on wordpress

(No, I won’t post a link!)

it’s called: (PM me for the name)

to track the 10,060 items I’m supposed to get rid of next year. It seems that it’s a lot to ask any site to host this as a part of other content, it just overwhelms anything else. So, my reaction is to give it its own space.

I’ll be deleting the camouflage goal as a result too.


I looked into Word PRess

for a blog site today. I think that I may do that for the 10,060 thing fling I’m supposed to do in 2012. The frugal site where I had started the flinging seems hostile these days, which is why I started posting the daily stuff here.

Gotta go, got bread to check!


I changed the front page of the website

this week. That’s the first step! I need to do others, but it’a a step in the right direction, and I stopped avoiding the issue. Yay me!


A friend of mine who's an editor

and I are maybe going to work on this…!


Well, I got the first part of the formatting done

but it’s BORING to look at…it’s just a text doc, no pictures, needs bigger text and some color. Sigh.

I didnt’ figure I’d have to become an html programmer to do this, but it goes against my grain to be less user-friendly than I might be. I found one of my blogs, this one I’ve never used, “The House of Too Many Books” and that’s got a nice look to it, but I’d just as soon do it at the web page, but that means I have to do all the fricking work of formatting the pages so that they aren’t static and boring.


Along the way while looking for graphics, I found a history of piggy banks which is (believe it or not) interesting! Here:


I created the subdomain today

and that worked fine. When I tried to save my open office word document to it, it lost all the formatting for the text, but not the table.

So, the answer is to make pertinent part of the discussion into a table as well!


I wrote this once...

Okay. I have LOTS of “how to be frugal” books, starting in the 1800s to present. Many of these are different ways to present the same ideas over and over and over again.

So, I’m going to do reviews of these and post them somewhere, for both my own edification (I forget who’s got what, where) and so that people can stop buying (and rebuying) the same stuff over and over, myself included!


JudithKD has gotten 24 cheers on this goal.


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