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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courtney foxsparrow in Parachute is doing 16 things including…

Use all of my "cheers" every day

1 cheer

 

courtney foxsparrow has written 4 entries about this goal

And I'm done!

I’m calling it! I did it for a whole week and I liked cheering lots of people, but I was obsessing. I still look forward to cheering you all, but this is no longer a goal :)



One more day!

One more day, and I can give up! Woo-hoo! I love giving cheers, but I am spending too much time worrying to make sure I use them all. It’s a good excersize, but I will be glad to complete the goal tomorrow. Cheers to everyone!



Geez...

Damn, these are hard to use up! Every time I make an entry or a comment, I get more cheers to use up! I think I’m going to do this goal for a week, and if I use them all up successfully, I’ll stop obsessing about it and consider it a completed goal. I’ll still give out cheers, of course, but I won’t worry about using them all. Look, I’m about to get another cheer to use…



Yay us!

I want to make sure people feel encouraged to complete their goals. I know it really helps me to see that people have seen my goals and that they are cheering for me. I want to do the same for the other people here. So, yay us! I used up yesterday’s, here I go to use today’s!



courtney foxsparrow has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.

  • Filp cheered this 5 years ago

 

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