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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whahappen in Ventura County is doing 43 things including…

Clear my e-mail inbox

25 cheers


whahappen has written 2 entries about this goal

Oops! Accidentally deleted all my email messages - LOL

Okay, I was trying to clear up my email. Long story short, Yep – it’s definitely “all clear”! Hundreds of emails, saved and new incoming. GONE.

And yet, no panic. I actually feel a sense of relief. Anything THAT important will somehow make its way back into my e-life. And now, the best part is that I’ve been able to manage my In Box on a daily basis.

Consider this goal Mission Accomplished! I so verrry happy! :D

Why do I have so many email accounts?

I think my email accounts are breeding when I’m not looking. I will definitely meet this goal:

1) Immediately open all incoming emails for the day.
2) Delete them if possible.
3) Answer if necessary, then delete (the reply will be saved anyway if I need to reference).
4) Create a HOLD folder and throw in the emails I need to deal with in the next day or two.

I think the culprit are my friends who send me jokes and chain letters. I delete the chain letters without reading and only about 1% of the jokes are truly funny, 99% are groaners (which is sad because I’m so easily amused most of the time).

whahappen has gotten 25 cheers on this goal.


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