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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This team of 4 people wants to…

organize a "What's Your Best Idea" event

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Buster Benson I need more goals.

organize a "What's Your Best Idea" event (read all 2 entries…)
Should we still do this?

I feel like this is a great idea, and that it needs to happen. But at the same time, maybe now’s not the right time to do it. Any thoughts on postponing this until later in the year?

Buster Benson I need more goals.

organize a "What's Your Best Idea" event (read all 2 entries…)
Pick a month for this to happen

I think we should do this sometime in November or December… the town will be sleepy, depressed, and our injection of mania and creativity will be a nice contrast. Plus, maybe it will be easier to get Town Hall space and help.

Does anyone have any problem with a November date? A Saturday afternoon mid-November?


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