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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take a march break holiday
yearning for sand and sun

I just realized that it’s been like a zillion years since I last was on holiday down south during March Break. Seriously. I think the last time might have been when I was in high school perhaps. By this time in March I’m heartily sick of the snow and cold and I think taking a sun break in the Caribbean would do wonders so I’m putting this on the list of things to do by next year.



set some personal goals for the upcoming fencing season (read all 2 entries…)
mission accomplished

Well the season is done. I’ll have to do some comparative analysis with performance metrics over last season to see if there was any improvement (i think there was) and I can mark this thing “done”. Preparations now begin for next season.



improve my use of the English language
not just for ESL ...

I don’t consider this a goal only for those for whom english is a second language. There are those of us born to this tongue who could definitly benefit from improving our use or choice of words – I know I certainly can. I find many times I have difficulty articulating an idea … maybe it’s time to start reading the Oxford dictionary.



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