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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terryn1 is doing 4 things including…

re-design my website

2 cheers

 

terryn1 has written 6 entries about this goal

Done!

This was such a massive redesign that I ended up deleting the old site and uploading the new one fresh. Took forever, and there are still a few glitches to work out, but it’s great, and I’m SO glad it’s done!



2 more sections down

Got 2 more big sections down yesterday before work (I worked the night shift). The audio archive is loaded and working and one of the exhibits is done. Not as pretty as I’d like, but I needed that one done and I’d already completed all the research and put it in a neat little package for myself, so it took less time than I thought it would.

Still to do: all the captions in the web galleries, update the database, and check all the cross links.

That sounds like such little stuff, but it’s really not. Plus I need to set up the domain on a new server before uploading, since I’m changing hosts.



6 days until launch

. . . And I think I have about 8 days worth of work.

Got a big chunk done today, which is good, but the “to do” items left fall into 2 catergories:

1. Important to the “wow” factor
and
2. Detail work to ensure all the links are correct and it performs as required.

Oh, just little stuff. . .@@



One step forward, two steps back

The people I outsourced my banner to have disappeared.

I compiled my web galleries, but still need to enter all the captions. I also need to find some missing photos—I had almost 1,000, but the current web galleries only show 822. Not sure why.

I updated the graphics for the index page, so it’s looking like MY page now, instead of the template. Looks good.

I can’t figure out how to make the dwt out of a current web page. That’s going to be the only way to handle 70+ content pages.

Have to work tonight, so I can’t do much more today. At this point, I’m ready to take a break.



Aack!

Set this as my personal challenge (since it has to be done by the end of the month anyway) and realized that I only have 14 days left. Aaaack!

I outsourced doing the header graphic—I suck at Photoshop (that’s one of my other, way down the list goals) and that has taken more time than expected.

I also had some other stuff come up that has just been sucking my time.

You just KNOW I’m going to be doing 12 hour days when it gets down to the wire. . .



Been dragging my feet

I’ve actually been in the process of completely redesigning my website, but I’ve been dragging my feet when it comes to just sitting down and slogging through. So I’ve made this my challenge for the month.

Launch date is set for July 31st.



terryn1 has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • Poppie cheered this 6 years ago
  • ebd cheered this 6 years ago

 

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