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 take 100 photographs.
It took me
5 months
It made me

How to run 500 miles
It took me
9 months
It made me

How to run a 10K
It took me
8 weeks
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this is happening

in a way I never anticipated. the google doc i started to keep track of breastfeeding sessions has become a place to record my thoughts and activities. this counts as journaling for me! i have lots of other ways i’ve started recording my activities too: dailymile for running, fitocracy for weightlifting, and myfitnesspal to make sure i consume enough calories to fuel all that AND make milk.

pray by singing twice each week
this is going to be a tough one

and I may need to revise this goal if I find another way to enrich my prayer life in 2013. if i were not taking a break from rep classes, I could incorporate more singing with my first grade class. but I’ll be leaving that class in march to have my baby. who knows if I’ll have time to pick up my guitar and sing when I have a newborn in the house?

journal more days than not (read all 2 entries…)
so far

2/4 when it comes to journaling in 2013. maybe 3/4 if I count the blog entry I wrote for my teaching blog. I may need to clarify what I mean by journaling. does this count, reflecting on my goals in short entries on 43things? the longer free form writing on 750words? the structures blogging for an audience on my teaching blog? quick memories captured on path? any of these might help me achieve the goals I was to reach through blogging: documenting my year, recording and clarifying my thoughts, and reflecting on my relationships with other people.

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