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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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JulieJordanScott in Bakersfield is doing 30 things including…

Resolve to have a great 2011 Spring by doing at least one new and fulfilling thing in April, May and June

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JulieJordanScott has written 8 entries about this goal

My posts reappeared.

I tweeted that something wasn’t working on 43things and now it is. So for the first time I complained on twitter and things changed.

I think that counts as new and fulfilling. Do you?

Hmmmm. My last post disappeared, so I will add another...

I planted a pumpkin plant in my backyard so that this year’s jackolantern will be home grown. YAY!!!

(I have always wanted to do that!)

I entered (and won!)

a story slam contest.

I know, you would think with my theater background this would be a natural but I was scared, wasn’t even going to enter but I did and I won.

(I thought it was pretty cool!)

Last night I set up my Word-Love Goodies at First Friday

and had a blast. My Poetry Fire was like a magnet…

Oh, plus I traveled to Los Angeles to see a foreign film...

Cameron, Emma and I went to Los Angeles to see “Poetry” a Korean film that was fantastic, absolutely fantastic.

Emma exclaimed, “I forgot I was reading subtitles!” just like I promised her.

Ordered prints/postcards for Writing Camp to give out at First Friday

I am getting more serious about promotion. This is a huge deal for me.

Yesterday Emma and I drove around Bakersfield

Taking photos of her high fiving. Yes. We live unconventionally and we LOVE it!

I am traveling again in April, so I know there will be plentiful new things

on that adventure, though other plans may include some pretty great local stuff.

We’ll see!

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