This post has been a long time coming. I’ve started it a thousand times and every time say “maybe next weekend.” The final “next weekend” is here. It’s time.
I’ve decided, with equal parts heavy heart and sense of relief, that it’s time to shut down Accompl.sh.
It’s unfair to you, the loyal few who’ve stuck with me from the very beginning, and the new friends who’ve joined along the way, to have to trudge through the miscellaneous bugs and quirks that have piled up as I’ve had less time and enthusiasm to work on the site.
Accompl.sh began as a little project for me to entertain myself and to hone my development skills. Before I knew it there were 10,000 users and me holed up in my apartment trying to keep up. It was an amazing run. I learned SO much and had a lot of fun in the process. But eventually, it became clear that I needed to get a ‘real job’ again and Accompl.sh began to suffer.
Rather than let it stay online and decay into a spam-filled mess, I’ve decided to take Accompl.sh offline.
Beginning today, for the next 30 days, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org from the email address associated with your account and request an export of your goal list. After those 30 days, the database will be wiped and goals and other personal data will be irretrievable.
I’ve had an amazing time getting to know you all over these last few years and I continue to be inspired by you as I read through the goals and achievements you’ve shared with our community. I’m sad to see it go, but I know it’s the right thing to do.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.
Thanks and good luck!
I’ve been locked away for these last few weeks (months?) giving Accompl.sh a MAJOR overhaul and it’s ready to be unleashed to the world!
Bye, bye locking! The idea of locking your list was a remnant from when I first built the site as a tool for my own new years resolutions. It’s a great exercise, but as time went on I realized it was preventing us from reaching our goals over the course of the year instead of giving us the tools we need to be more awesome. I’m relieved to say, locking is gone and you can start working on your goals the second you add them!
Lists for the super-organized: Now that locking is gone, lists kind of became unnecessary. So they’re gone too! Well, not completely gone… if you’re a little OCD about your goals (I know I am!), you can still organize them into lists with a PLUS account. If you had multiple lists from Accompl.sh Credits, you’ll be grandfathered into the new system.
Goals for all! All goals on Accompl.sh have been public by default from the very beginning. Sharing your goals and getting them out into the world is proven to increase your chances of achieving them. With that in mind, I’ve made the option to make your goals private into a PLUS feature. Again, if you had private goals before, you’re grandfathered in.
PLUS is even better! With all of these new changes, PLUS got a major facelift. PLUS members can have private goals, organize your goals into lists, and set shorter deadlines for your goals, and more! Go on and upgrade!
The list goes on and on… I could keep going, but I won’t! You’ll just have to dive in and try it for yourself!
As you can tell, the main objective in this overhaul is to remove the barriers and fluff between you and reaching your goals. As always, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts / feedback. If there are bugs, you can report them on our GetSatisfaction page.
To being more awesome, one goal at a time!