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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She's Awake!Gotten better at this

really, less time spent. 7 years ago

She's Awake!time waster

I do my financial software thing every day. I need to stop. And when I need to do it, i.e. when I have transactions to record, I need to spend less time doing it. Even when I had MS Money, which I was happier with, I tended to obsess. Maybe it’s a good thing that MoneyDance isn’t as powerful.

So, I will print out my annual and quarterly reports from last year and this year – since my big picture changed – and see if there’s anything interesting that emerges from that picture. If not, don’t worry about it. Just get a job.

The outcome of this goal is to notice that I’m not using my Money software as much on a duration basis. And stopping my obsessive “flow” with it because it’s not a skill anymore, I’m not learning anything new or accomplishing very much. 7 years ago

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