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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funchilde in Citizen Of The Globe is doing 39 things including…

redesign my blog

23 cheers


funchilde has written 12 entries about this goal

Designer installing?

I finally handed over my passwords to the designer. I’m hoping to have this done by July 30th so I can start blogging August 1st.

Picked a Design

Realized I could keep looking forever. Picked the best out of what I’d seen and sent it over. Waiting to hear back from the designer.


4-30-12: Designer sent over some samples

I’m using Savoir Faire Media and they sent over like 7 designs, I liked 3 okay enough. need tweaking for my tastes and color palette, but I’m excited to get this going…


Connected with Natalie Lambert of Savoir Faire media. We had a great convo about my blog and some ideas she has and homework I need to do. I am excited to see what comes of it.

3-12-12: The longest project ever

So, I got a few recommendations of designers to contact and I reached out to three folks. Two are viable and there’s a fourth that I’ll reach out to if these two don’t show promise. I miss blogging/writing and would like to reconnect to this creative outlet and platform. Wish me luck.

5-3-11: Still Slow, Still Not Done

I definitely think EK has worked out better in terms of timeliness, but there’s functionality and aesthetics that still aren’t what I’d like. I must take the responsibility for this and assume it is my communication skills.

I have posted two, new, short blog posts to get myself into the habit of writing and sharing. I believe that this next iteration will be a chronicle of my physical fitness journey/goal to lose 100lbs.

12-28-10: In Progress

Just wrote and lost, my entry here. Summarized: I like the changes Kanner Kreative is making (Ellen)and I need to pay the invoice for that. My biggest struggle has been to think about content. What do I want to write about?

I like the creative outlet and I liked having a community of commenters. I also have grown to appreciate and enjoy having a historical account of my travels, antics and thoughts.

I enjoy and am interested in: Travel, Cooking, Health and fitness, photography, management and leadership theory, working out, losing weight, radical positivity, relationships and personal growth and development. At the end of the (lost) post, it occurred to me that the journey to lose 100lbs may be my core focus for 2011 writing and content and then add in whatever else strikes my fancy.

I have to remember that I’m writing for me, but wanting to help others. Not the other way around.

12-6-10: EK has worked on updates

EK has already worked on the updates that I’ve asked for. She’s added Twitter and FB buttons, reduced the “tag” category cloud and reduced the number of posts that show at once and eliminated the double photos that showed up for each post.

I’m excited to get back to the creative outlet of blogging.

11-29-10: Hired New Web Designer

I liked AJ a lot, but I gather that he may be too busy or my job too small or we’ve hit a creative wall. I found Ellen via twitter also so I’m going to give her a try. I don’t think I’m overly demanding or even impatient so, no harm no foul. The page is probably 75% of where I’d like it to be. I also have to figure out what I want to focus on. My interests are:

Travel, cooking, human behavior and psychology, leadership and management theory and entreprenuership.

I write mostly for/to myself I think. I like to think there’s some audience out there who might find what I say interesting, but I do miss the creative outlet of the blog. Especially for travel stories.

8-8-2010: New Theme/Layout up

AJ, my designer guy, finally put the new theme/layout up about a week ago. He and I are both away but have plans to work on getting the site up and running. I want to add FB and Twitter feeds, etc. I’m excited and I like the new layout though I don’t know what I’ll be tackling in terms of content.

funchilde has gotten 23 cheers on this goal.


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