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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be polyamorous
A question about this goal: where do I start? July 11th, 2011 14:06


I guess it all depends. :) If you don’t already know, I’d start by figuring out what you want from polyamory. There are a lot of configurations and needs/wants different people have. i.e. some people really like getting to know lots of new people in an intimate way. Others are in it mostly for the sex. Others (like me) are really happy in long-term multi-partnered stable committed relationships, with the possibility for openness in outside secondary relationships. I didn’t start out wanting that, but after a few years of dating in casual relationships, I made stability a goal, and then got really lucky. :)

Knowing yourself really well is important, because negotiating and communicating with poly partners isn’t always easy. Knowing yourself really well is a good step towards this.

There’s a good book called The Ethical Slut. That’s a good place to start learning about it, as well as hundreds of sources online. The FAQs on is good, too:

Let me know if you have any more questions. :)

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