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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move to San Francisco

Picked up and moved out here from Atlanta with a couple of friends (fulfilling a long-held dream to flee the east coast). Time for me to move on (to Portland for a new job) after only 4 months, but every day I had here was worth it.

So many people here have a love affair with their city, and love their lives as a result. What more could you ask for in a place?

exercise regularly

I’m moving to Portland, OR in a few weeks, and it rains, rains, rains a ton there. So… I must exercise regularly or I’ll be sad, sad, sad the entire winter.

To start: A list of activities that I actually enjoy, like dancing and rock climbing, with running at the very bottom of the list. (I usually try to trick myself into thinking that running is fun, but it’s hard to keep up the enthusiasm for long.) No trickery this time though! Just a set of things that I’ll look forward to.

Hhmmm… Maybe I’ll get a bike… I don’t have a lot of experience riding in the city, with cars, though. Anyone have any thoughts or advice on this?

move to Portland

Well, this is actually happening. I found an apartment last week. Yikes, I’m really going! In 2 weeks!

Goodbye San Francisco, I’ll miss you terribly…

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