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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I'm doing 17 things
 
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create my own website (read all 2 entries…)
What is the big, freaking deal about doing this?

I did take a teeny, tiny baby step last week: moved the domain to a hosting company and paid for a placeholder page and an e-mail account. As much as I can’t let this goal go, I can’t seem to get my arms around it entirely.

I have a blog and don’t need a personal journal type site. I have nothing to sell, but I would love it if the site could become sort of a sideline business or an avocation. But what???

Despite not populating this first domain I bought another one not long ago. This because the name is tied to a business I hope to open one day. That site I’m clearer about, but have no start-up capital and am not in a position to gather it…yet!



Stop buying things from Wal-Mart (read all 4 entries…)
Still passing up Wal-Mart

Still no convenient grocery store, and still no big bank account, but I’m still taking a pass on shopping at Wal-Mart.



get a passport (read all 3 entries…)
Got it, but...

...no trip to Jamaica for me, at least not in the near future : (

It is so pretty. Even though I know that insidious RFID chip is hiding under the cover I love it. Very nicely designed. And full of blank pages, just waiting for stamps from far flung journeys to explore interesting cultures by the dozen.

Someday…



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