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!