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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irenet in Madrid is doing 8 things including…

get out of debt

8 cheers

 

irenet has written 2 entries about this goal

working relief

i’m working again. hoping to make it out of debt by the end of the year. i don’t have the huge debt some people have, but it’s still a thorn in my side.



Heebie-jeebies

Because I have to visit my bank today. Every time the credit card charge hits my account they swamp me in commissions no-one had ever mentioned in the hundreds of calls we’ve exchanged. Not even when I call the SOB’s to ask what they’re going to hit me for this month. Turns out now they’re charging me commission based on the amount available (aka, how far I can go into debt). It’s ridiculous.

I don’t even owe them that much money and it seems I’m paying more in commision than I need to to get out of debt in 1 1/2 years.



irenet has gotten 8 cheers on this goal.

 

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