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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Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains in The Flirt Time Zone is doing 21 things including…

April's Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt

21 cheers

 

Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains has written 32 entries about this goal

Not Forgotten

I’m still alive and well, and have not forgotten this goal or the promised prizes. My computer, however, is not so alive and well, so I’ve been a bit delayed. Right now I am using my OLD computer, which features Windows 98 and Internet Explorer 6. And no slot for my photo card (so all my pics are uploaded onto a friend’s computer). IE is really, really, really slow, and gets jammed up easily. This is my first venture on to 43Things with it, and I wasn’t sure how it would do. Not too bad, so far – it only took me about 20 secs for this box to open up when I clicked on “write an entry”.

I had some of the prizes kind of lined up, then realized I need to give out the awards first, so I know what I am mailing where; unfortunately, even viewing pictures on this computer is next to impossible, since it tends to jam up IE moving from picture to picture. Not to mention moving from page to page. So, I promise to find some quality and quantity time to spend on a decent computer elsewhere – either at the library or at a friend’s house.

Meanwhile, I miss the scavenger hunts, and all of you, and wonder what I am missing out on.



People's Choice

I have a few “prizes” to award, but I would like to open one up for everyone’s suggestions. So if you’re so inclined, please tell me your favorite photo submitted (by someone other than you) for April.



24. A Laundromat

My neighbors got a new washer and dryer – I think they might need it with their new baby. :-)



23. Yard or garden work

My buddy, Gabe, mowing my lawn. No, he doesn’t charge extra for the Tootsie Pop/ ;-)



22. A sign that says "spring"

One of our local shop windows. (Yes, it needs a bit more decorating, I think. The other window is a bit better.)



21. A runner

Lots of runners – the Jr. high kids often run by my house during P.E. in the spring and fall.

GO GIRLS!!!



20. Someone who makes you laugh

Bella put on the “mullet” wig and was parading around in it. We were all laughing so hard that we made her cry. Poor little thing.



19. People hugging

:-)



18. A sunrise

Easter sunrise HALLELUJAH!!!



17. Joy

Jordon JUMPING for JOY!!!



Ms. Sunflower of the FLIRTY Plains has gotten 21 cheers on this goal.

 

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