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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.

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quackman in Ann Arbor is doing 5 things including…

do everything to make sure a Democrat wins back the white house

6 cheers


quackman has written 3 entries about this goal

Democrat - 9/16 update

I have been concentrating more on a local congressional race. I should probably retitle this goal, though I still care deeply about the presidential race. I am volunteering at least an hour a week, and plan to increase that amount.

Democrat - 2/10/08 update

I’m not currently doing much. I like Obama and Clinton, and will be happy to campaign for either in the general election, but not the primaries.

I am starting to draft (in my head) a letter to newspapers about my problems with McCain, which I’ll start sending out once both it is refined and his nomination is official.


Balancing this with my other goals could be tough. I worked 20-40 hours a week on the Kerry campaign in 2004, but I still felt guilty because I spent my time in Michigan instead of going to Ohio or Florida as I had planned. This time I don’t have the freedom to travel, but I still need to make sure that I’m active.

I may change this goal to something more quantifiable and achievable along the lines of “spend x hours volunteering”.

quackman has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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