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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peppermy boyfriend even requested this

He thought I was being indirect, but I thought I was phrasing a request nicely. I think I had said “You’re not going to keep your laptop open during dinner are you?” which I guess could be considered as being indirect with passive aggressive intentions (that’s me :D). This is tricky since I didn’t even expect this was an area I needed to work on about being direct, but I guess I do. Too many times guys are misinterpreting things women say, only because they are somehow missing that translator that all women have. 6 years ago

peppersome good, some bad

I really feel a burst of confidence when I am direct. I feel like it just smooths everything over. When there is something I want to say, that I don’t, somehow anyone can tell it and it turns out the worse for me. I just have to say what’s on my mind, even if it’s rude, it will be better than what that person might imagine I am thinking instead. No poker face here! 7 years ago

pepperI just discovered

that a lot of times, I am beating around the bush when I want someone to do something, or assuming they will read through the lines when I blab on without saying exactly where I’m heading. And then of course I get annoyed when someone doesn’t respond exactly how they should because they don’t know yet how to read my mind ;) I’ve started this week, and already I see that it works so much better. 8 years ago

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