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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_HeatherLynn_ is doing 9 things including…

Keep a journal


 

_HeatherLynn_ has written 1 entry about this goal

A New Kind of Journal

I used to love writing in my journal and did it almost every day. Now, I rarely do. I think it is because I am either too busy, don’t have anything to write about, or have too much to write about. Today I came across a blog post ( http://litemind.com/topics-du-jour/ ) that has a cool idea for journaling. Basically, it is to make a list of different areas of your life that you’d like to think about and then cycle through the list, writing an entry every day about the topic that is next up.

I like this idea because it will give me a specific area to focus on each day. If I don’t have to try to think of a topic, or try to narrow down something that seems overwhelming, I might have a better chance of writing every day. Also, with a pre-defined topic, I could write just a little bit for a short time on the days I’m feeling too busy.

They also mentioned how it is helpful to be able to go back and read all of the entries related to a specific topic to see how you’ve progressed, or to read all of the entries for all of the topics within a certain time frame to see how different areas of your life are affected by each other.

It is an idea that I think is really interesting and I think I’m going to give it a try.



 

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