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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scooterbird in Columbia is doing 34 things including…

visit more local Civil War sites

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scooterbird has written 1 entry about this goal

Thought I knew, but...

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I’d been pretty much driving right past and in some cases through a major Civil War battlefield in getting to and from work! And it was a part of history that I knew nothing about: the Confederate invasion of the District of Columbia (where Abraham Lincoln came under fire of Confederate sharpshooters!)

This is not something I would like to ignore further…so I’m taking some trips, maybe this spring or summer, to Fort Stevens, to Antietam, and another to recreate the trail of John Wilkes Booth as he fled the District and headed through southern Maryland. All of these places are within a few hours’ drive at most; most are roughly 90 minutes away.

scooterbird has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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