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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.

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Danadanadana in Vancouver is doing 11 things including…

read for pleasure

11 cheers


Danadanadana has written 6 entries about this goal

I have been at the library regularly over the past 2 months.

I do have several books I bought last fall which I haven’t finished reading yet, so I’ll work on those next.

I may need to start reading less – at least when my boyfriend is here, because he possibly thinks I’m ignoring him. So I need to not start any new books when he’s home.

Quick reads

Trashy “best-seller” novels from the library – excellent for the occasional cheap thrill!

Since I’m still in training at my new job (and “training” will take about 3 months- sheesh!), I’m just not mentally prepared to read much in the way of actual literature at the mo.

At absolute random

honest!, when I was in the library last week, a book about our favorite cat burglar jumped out at me and begged me to take it home.

Watch out, M. Lupin, I am about to discover some of your legendary secrets.

Yay -

Hellish literature exam finished (How reasonable is it to give students 17 bloody stories well, 16 and a novel over half a term and make them prepare essays on each one before the final exam!? Sheesh.)

Anyway, soon I will be able to read something I like!

I couldn't help it -

I know it was another procrastination thing, but I got an interesting looking book from the library today.

Fortunately it’s not due until Dec 20, because I know I won’t have any time to start reading it until the 14th!

Something to look forward to…

As soon as

this lit class is over, I should be able to do this. There’s lots of stuff I want to read, but I just don’t have time now.

From mid-December, I’ll be free of academia! Yay. But then I’ll have to go find a job – boo! :-(

Danadanadana has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.


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