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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StarWind Wireless... up and running

And, to prove it, I’m typing this entry… from the sunroom!

Thing is, it’s our beloved Steve who makes these things possible for us, since we would never in a hundred years struggle through the maze of mindblocks we’ve got up around spending more time than we absolutely have to locked (for all other intents and purposes)in the office trying to figure out how in hell persons such as ourselves are supposed to access this technology when all we really want to do is play outside.
Plant things, and poke around, and wander, poet/potter like, from one bit of ridiculous beauty to the next. Steve flew three thousand miles to make us official in the eyes of The Web, and flew again to make us wireless. Not to mention washing the windows in the sunroom, a thing that’s been on the List for weeks without having managed to top out moving the turkeys, taking our Devon heifers to meet their boyfriend (Duke), finishing the potting shed (where we do no potting of any kind), planting lettuce and spinach, whacking foxtail with our neighbor’s heavy duty walk-behind whacker, and moaning over the zinnias and the morning glory’s blue. This is not a complete list, the endlessness of which would have made a sentence like James Joyce crossed with Sisyphus…

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Still more Zinnias

This time, with butterfly…

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More..... Zinnias! :)

This time they are inside…

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