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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sell my house
Trying the For-Sale-By-Owner route...

I’m no real estate expert, but we’re going to try selling privately. It’s a 3-bedroom townhouse in Summerland, BC—in the Okanagan Valley. I started by setting up a site for photos and information, which we’ve been pointing to in local newspaper ads. After an initial flurry of interest and lots of calls, it seems to be pretty quiet right now.



build a great trail (read all 2 entries…)
...without wrecking anything

In case this looks like I’m planning to go marching into the woods with a Bobcat and a chainsaw to gouge deep tracks through pristine wilderness, I thought I’d add a disclaimer.

The areas I’m talking about are criss-crossed with old logging roads, meandering singletrack and deer/cow paths. “Building” trail is really more like connecting up existing trails and rerouting the occasional unsustainable section (mostly created by dirt-bikes and ATVs creating incredibly stupid rutted lines straight up slopes).



work from home
A balance is worth shooting for...

I’ve been working from home for two years now. If you’re telecommuting for a company with an office culture, I think working at home every day could be very isolating. I’ve found that two days a week in the office goes a long way in feeling like you’re in the loop and maintaining relationships.

But MAN, is it ever nice to not have to drive in every day.



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