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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  1. 1. Stop procrastinating
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  2. 2. Worry less
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  3. 3. Be less untidy
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  4. 4. take better pictures
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  5. 5. Exercise regularly
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  6. 6. Be a better blogger
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  7. 7. Get out more
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  8. 8. lose weight
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  9. 9. watch less tv
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  10. 10. Read more books
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  11. 11. Learn how to remember peoples' names
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  12. 12. Be more optimistic
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  13. 13. cook more
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  14. 14. be more patient
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Florence: 140 pictures in 4 days

Took lots of pictures during our second visit to Florence. I try not to take purely straightforward tourist pics if I can avoid it. I was quite pleased with this picture looking up the Campanile (the bell tower of the cathedral).

I think the Flickr set I’ve uploaded really captures the essence of the trip.

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Beautiful Kephalonia

Took lots of pictures in Kephalonia, including getting up really early to photograph a sunrise!

Posted many of them to Flickr. I was particularly pleased with the one above that was taken in the amazing light of early morning in Greece.

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Still seems like a great idea....

Recently got back from my trip to Kephalonia in Greece and wrote about it on 43 Places. A great way to share impressions of a place, and pass on useful tips to like-minded people.

Keep up the good work, Robots!

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