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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Buster BensonIt's over here. 8 years ago

Buster BensonThree other quick ideas for this blog

  1. frequent
  2. short posts
  3. pictures 8 years ago

Buster BensonSome ideas to help me bootstrap this...

I’d like to contribute to a blog that focuses on inventing and discovering situations where each of the participants benefits. Win-win situations, non-zero sum games, etc. Also, since a lot of our interests are in a bunch of fields that don’t seem to be connected to one another, it’s always fun to take ideas from one field (like game theory) and relate them to ideas in another field (self-help).

A few goals:

  1. Post at least once a day for 30 days (I did this on another blog and it was a good way to jump start my involvement in it).
  2. Start a few post series (like cognitive biases, logical fallacies, exercises for self-improvement). Those are good for continuing the momentum of the blog without having to think of a new topic each time.
  3. Book and media club ideas. Maybe have a book of the month to read and talk about.
  4. Monthly themes. I have a few ideas for the themes.

Mostly, I just want to make the blog something that I enjoy contributing to and which can gain momentum over time. A fun exercise. 8 years ago

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