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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efbqWell, the deadline has come and gone

The blog and web page drew NO one to the caucus.

If I’d been better organized, I might have been able to make a stronger go at it, but that might not have been enough.

Not giving up on the Party, nor on the blog and web page, but they are clearly a method of communication, not recruitment.

I’ve got to call this one a failure.

At least I know I tried. Now energy will go into petitioning, and not getting nominated to the National Committee (wish me luck on both those, guys… I’ll need it!) 8 years ago

efbqDown to the wire...

Well, the Caucus has been moved from this Sunday til next, which is a good thing (I’ll be sending out the snail mail notices today). I haven’t been as good as I should about updating the blog regularly, but at least I’ve tried.

This goal will stay up until the day is passed, when I’ll decide if it’s a ‘done’ or a ‘give up’. I’ve been feelihng burn-out about it. 8 years ago

efbqNeed to

  1. update time of next meeting done
  2. invite two more candidates to address next meeting done
  3. input date and time of caucus done
  4. write an essay or two – “What’s this all about”
  5. link to Green Card program might not do after all8 years ago

efbqI'm really losing steam on this

but I’ve got to keep plugging away.

Things to do today:

  • Schedule next meeting (and update page) done
  • Schedule Caucus (and update page) done
  • Find out about Green Card (and update page) done8 years ago

efbqWell, now it validates...

Not sure WHY I did it, really, but now The GP local website is written in valid W3C, and has been ported over to CSS (at least in part).

I’ve been told to put an ‘explanatory’ section in, too, but my primary audience will know…

sigh8 years ago

efbqWell, that's progress!

I know something is happening now, because one person actually showed up to the local meeting after finding the web page.

Every little success counts! 8 years ago

efbqStatCounter - a great tool

I found a very good web page counter, at StatCounter which gives detailed information.

I know that they are being used, and that a good percentage of the hits come from users with local ISPs, so that’s good news. 8 years ago

efbqNot giving up yet

Set the next meeting date. I’m not going to bother with putting up flyers this time, but I might go to some lefty meetings and pass out URLs…

EDIT: Just got back from one. Met a regular from the party (who didn’t make it to last month’s meeting, but is generally there), and two interested people – one of whom asked how she can change her registration to Green. She may have been trying to be ‘polite’, but she knew our Senatorial candidate, so I think she’s genuine about it. 8 years ago


TWO people showed up to the local meeting.

That’s counting myself. NOT counting the two candidates who came to talk to us. (Was very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the candidates, but that’s another story.)


(I’m going to go cry into my tea, now). 8 years ago

efbqWell, at least it's live...

Now that the url maps to the correct site, I spent the whole morning submitting to various web site directories.

THEN I try a lynx me, and realize that it’s a full page frame. WTF? I code my html in plain text and I know that it’s not frames based. Apparently whoever’s mapping the .org domain has done this as a ‘service’.

Even better, the ‘noframes’ page refers to an e-mail which won’t come to me…

I’m a wee bit frustrated. 8 years ago

efbqHoward County Green Party

Because the Green Party doesn’t have a state wide primary date, and because we get less than 100 people to our annual assembly, the Party is trying to do something new this election year.

Each Local is running it’s own caucus, and the votes will be counted at the assembly.

The locals are required to publicise the caucus in three ways:

1. Through the web page
2. Through the mailing list
3. Through an advertisement in the local paper.

Our web page hadn’t been updated in two years. The mailing list has about 30 members. There are 453 registered Greens in the county.

So, I’ve updated the web page, added a blog, and now I’m trying to promote the thing… 8 years ago

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