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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Get better at taking macro pictures of nature
Good site for tricks

Mark Plonsky is taking fabulous macro pictures of insects with affordable material (Powershot G3 and a couple of add-on lenses). He shares his tricks on his Website:
Here is just one example:

Live a values-based life
Not an easy one!

When you are a student without any money, it’s easy to live a values-base life. But as soon as you get the money to have almost all the stuff you dream of, the values sometimes comes in second place. For me, environment an healthy living are the most important values for the next year… let’s see how my (an my family’s) efforts will lead to a better values-based life!

have less paper in my life
Paperless office? ... let's give it a try!

I will really do a big effort to hit the «print» button as less as possible.

Help the tsunami victims in some way
Don à la Croix Rouge canadienne

100$ given to the Canadian Red Cross… hope this will help.

make a smaller ecological footprint

We (our family) are getting greener each year. The major goal for 2005: buy only the stuff we really need and try to get used items when it is possible.

Attend Building Basecamp in Seattle

I just signed-in last week for the january workshop… so the goal will be reached in less than a month!



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