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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tygabI joined a few weeks back...

but true planning will begin after the wedding and honeymoon in a few weeks time. 9 years ago

tygabIt's not that hard for me...

What is the Free State project? Simply, if you believe in reducing government at all levels, consider the Free State project. It has as its goal to get like minded individuals to move to New Hampshire, a state rooted in small government and live-and-let-live philosophy. More details… Libertarian in nature, it’s refreshing to find out there’s a lot of varying viewpoints and discussion going on about what our government should be doing to serve the people.

NH is a stone’s throw away for me, it offers a great quality of life (voted Most Liveable State for 04, as well Most Improved State over the last 10 yrs), COLA and housing is more affordable than Massachusetts in many places, and it is friendly to new businesses (good because I want to start my own). It’s also beautiful, with mountains, lakes and seacoast. My fiance’s whole family lives there.

I can’t think about the process until after our wedding this fall, but once it happens, I’ll be thinking about it more.

Interesting founder quote du jour:

“The trade of governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind.”
Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776 9 years ago

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