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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dragonfly35 in San Diego is doing 19 things including…

replace my laptop

18 cheers


dragonfly35 has written 2 entries about this goal

The last few days

I’ve had computer problems with it spontaneously shutting off. It happened on Thursday (in the middle of my terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day) and then again last night. I tried to back it up today because it was scaring me, and it shut off twice during backup. Spent nearly the whole day trying to get it backed up and scanning it for problems. I was unable to solve the problem and it hasn’t shut down while I’m just using the internet so far, but it doesn’t seem healthy and happy.

The good news is that it motivated me to buy a laptop. I am surprised to announce that I purchased a Dell Inspiron 14Z. I did not have good experiences with my last Dell desktop computer and swore I wouldn’t get another Dell, but the truth is that I don’t have that much money and this computer actually got excellent reviews for its category and looks like good value for the price. I have to admit to what I can really afford, and I don’t need to many bells and whistles since I mostly just use it for word processing and internet. Hopefully the computer will work out well for me. I got free shipping and it’s supposed to arrive by the end of next week. Kind of excited about having a new computer!

It's time

I don’t know where I’ll find the time and money to do this, but I’m starting to have more frequent issues with my laptop. It’s more than four years old now. I’ve had very few problems with it over that time, and nothing happening right now is that serious, but it’s definitely not functioning as well as it once did and I would like to update it when I can.

C has offered to pay half as my Christmas present (he bought me a gorgeous shirt originally, but it didn’t fit), so that would help a lot.

At least I didn’t lose my class and get laid off. :)

dragonfly35 has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.


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