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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go zip-lining
A fun idea, but... some point, I have to acknowledge reality. I mean, I’m not crazy about amusement park rides, I have anxiety issues sometimes, and I’ve now been in two situations where I could have done this and didn’t. I think I like the idea of this goal more than I actually want to do it—it’s something that sounds like fun, but in hindsight, I don’t think I, personally, would really find it that fun. (shrug)

ride a horse again

It was just a trail ride (and only the second time I’d been on a horse), but I enjoyed doing it again. If you’re ever on Kauai (Hawaii), Silver Falls Ranch is great. :)

Write every day
Something else that helps...

... is to figure out your best time for writing and, if at all possible, arrange your schedule to have that time available. (For me, it tends to be late afternoon/early evening.) And if you skip more than one day, it’s really hard to get going again.

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