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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Dawn TreaderI'm calling This done, because

...we’ve been interacting very routinely and straight forwardly over the last few months
- we seem to have corrected the insinuations that tended to be going on I’n side conversations as typified by her comments in an email to other family members last year implying that I was often disorganised… That may or may not be true, but I think we need to be showing each other more mutual respect than that. I said so, and the point was acknowledged.
- I’m helping organise her second wedding, this time not to me…
- we’re on the same page about collaborating in supporting our daughters.

I think we’re doing fine on both mutual respect and teamwork.

It’s taken 15 years, and hopefully it will continue to be even better, but it’s good enough to call done. 3 years ago

Dawn TreaderWell, that was definitely progress

(and not the first progress, there has been a ggod trend over the last 3 years)...

But tonight was nice, because I called by to pick up a present she wanted me to take to my Dad’s birthday party, and we had a good yarn about good things that are happening now, and then her fiancée arrived back (who i get on really well with) and we had an enjoyable chat about the meeting he’d been to for the evening.

The challenge now is to solve the 15-year frostiness of her mother, who did at least speak to me when we bumped into each other in town a couple of years ago, but that’s hardly normality and the family still routinely holds events that are either with me or her there but never both…

I don’t suppose that will be true at the ex’s wedding I’m invited to in June, so we’ll see what happens – I assume her mother’s going!!

Must think what else I could do to try & break that particular sheet of ice. :-) 3 years ago


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