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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gruffgoat in Graton is doing 15 things including…

make a budget

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gruffgoat has written 3 entries about this goal

Small Progress

I’ve sat down and plowed through MS Money’s budget software. We’ve got years of data but good ole Microsoft doesn’t use it the way I thought it would. So there is much tweaking to be done. But it’s a start.

Time to revisit budgeting

It’s certainly an interesting time to do so. I hope to start this next week, or it’s time to drop the goal.

Need to work on this soon

We’ve begun talking about this again. Finances have dropped from our direct attention, and it’s time to put this to the fore of our attention. Our spending has gone off and need pulling back.

We had previously set up several savings accounts to set aside monies for emergencies and vacations. Those accounts are have been caught up on deposits for the year.

I’ve always been frugal, and merging finances with WN was difficult. Really, now I need to look at spending and try to craft some general budget. How I don’t want to do this, but will make me far more comfortable with our financial situation. And WN is willing to try the budget, which makes me happy. We have fundamentally different views of money, which can lead to charged discussions.

gruffgoat has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.


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