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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Take the 30 Day Sit Spot Challenge in my own time, out of sync with everybody else.

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Simon…aaaaand I'm back.

An hour’s walking around in the rain has yielded a couple potential sit spots, one further from the path than the other. They both have pros and cons so I’ll be revisiting each of them over the next few days to discover which feels right. 3 years ago


SimonIt's 05:10 and I'm up and at 'em.

As luck wold have it, it’s raining. Hard. That wasn’t part of the plan. Oh well. 3 years ago


SimonThat didn't work.

Guess who overslept? I didn’t wake up till 06:48 which was far too late to go out looking for solitude and seclusion. I’ll aim to be abed betimes tonight, giving myself a better shot at being in the midst of nature at 05:00 tomorrow. 3 years ago


SimonStep 1: Decide upon my sit spot.

In the words of the website behind this idea, There are 2 basic requirements that every sit spot should have 1) It needs to be close to your house and 2) you need to feel safe while there. It is ideal for it to be wild, have a water source, be abundant with wildlife, have a view, and a whole slew of other things.

I have a potential place in mind. I’ll go check it out tomorrow. 3 years ago


 

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