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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lesleyegg in London is doing 31 things including…

keep e-mailing Susie and Anne

11 cheers

 

lesleyegg has written 13 entries about this goal

Just sent Anne

a long e-mail in reply to “funnies” she often sends me. She is the only person who sends these now. I used to get loads and I enjoyed them.



Susie got in touch

after about 6 weeks silence, and sent a very encouraging and sympathetic e-mail about my dread of being jobless. She has been in England but I didn’t see her as she was busy looking after her mum, who is on the mend now.



This week

I sent Susie 2 books – one she had lent to me called Circle of sisters, and one I loved about rowing, called On the Water. Susie has rowed and she knows Holland – she lives there, and it was written by a Dutchman.

I sent Anne and Andrew 2 books too – How the Irish Saved Civ, and Gifts of the Jews. This is really for Andrew because Relgious Ed is his subject. He is very cagey about what he believes and I would love to discuss these as a starting point to greater mutual understanding.



Monday 21st May

Have just e-mailed both Susie and Anne – asked Anne if we could come and visit at half-term.



This week

I exchanged e-mails with both Susie and Anne.



E-mailed both last week

Susie coming in October.

Anne came with the family the week before last. Asked her to come down to London at Xmas for a shopping trip.



Susie and I are back on good e-mailing terms

it was great to see her at the weekend. Shame it was so short.



Lost Susie's address in great computer crash

phoned her today and had a great chat. Got her e-mail address again.



Just did this

Anne sends me funny things and Susie sends quite long letters!



I am putting off e-mailing Anne

but why?



lesleyegg has gotten 11 cheers on this goal.

 

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