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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How to do NaNoWriMo
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30 days
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finish my stories

Time to clean up my goals and throw this one off. There are some stories I’m never going to finish, so I’ll never be able to pull this off. Instead of focusing on something vague, I’ll fix myself some clear goals. Doing NaNoWriMo, for example, or finishing a novel.

Live in Sweden for a year

Things change… I still want to go to Sweden, I just don’t see how I can live there for a year. My priorities have shifted during the past years, and so has the country where I want to live.

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My project for next year

This is my huge project for 2011. I’ve already got an idea of where I want to go. All I need now is to wait for the flights to come out, so I can continue planning. Then there’s the question of whether I’ll go alone or with a friend, which I’ll have to answer this year. No matter how it turns out, I’m really looking forward to it!

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