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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Melissa Maples

has hit the ground running.

I'm doing 10 things
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Get a paid photography-related gig (read all 2 entries…)

Well, I appear to be well on my way to this – I’ve actually already taken the photos for the client, and I’ve even been paid, and now I just have to wait for them to decide which photos they want to use for their web site.

Celebrate my 36th birthday in style (read all 2 entries…)

Okay, so it wasn’t crazy, but it was completely fun, and any visit to The Big Man is a good thing!

recycle (read all 2 entries…)
Mostly there

Well, I bought recycling bins about a month ago, and we’ve been separating everything, but it’s been quite a challenge to find out when the pickup is, because in our city most people have not even heard of recycling, have no idea what it is or why they’d want to do it, and they certainly can’t tell us when we should take our bags downstairs. If we take them down on the wrong day, the cleaning men at our apartments will just toss the stuff in the dumpster, which kind of defeats the point.

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