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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jeff coveyi give up

we’re just going to bundle up for the next couple of months. i’ll try again next year, with a longer head start. 6 years ago

jeff coveystarting to give up

the daughter of the lady with the guest house decided to bring her boyfriend home and stay a few months in the guest house, so that’s that. not finding other good possibilities in tucson, and phoenix is filling up with the reservations of drunken superbowl fans. meanwhile, the winter is mild here (though that can’t last), and i tell myself it’s only eight weeks until march. i’m on the verge of giving up and trying again next year, with more lead time for planning.
Arizona7 years ago

jeff coveystill waiting

none of the craigslist respondents worked out. a friend of a friend put me in touch with a lady with a promising and inexpensive guest house. i asked her to send us photos. 7 years ago

jeff coveycraigslist responses

i put an ad on the tucson craigslist describing myself, my partner, and what we’re
looking for. a couple of promising responses so far, including one that
may work as a home exchange instead of a rental. my friend in tucson is
also contacting friends-of-friends who rent their place for the winter. 7 years ago

jeff coveysouthwest by southwest

i got my first cold last tuesday, of which there are usually several each winter, and spent a good part of my fever-ridden housebound time scouting places we could flee for january, february, and maybe march. southwest airlines has $100 nonstops from bwi to tucson, arizona, home of one of my dearest friends whom i haven’t seen in a couple of years. the idea of renting a winter place there is a growing preoccupation. 7 years ago

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