Check out who’s looking extra spiffy today! Today marks the death of the long-loathed pink and green with hints of purple color scheme. May it enjoy its retirement!
Let me know what you think!
All of the big changes over the last few weeks have been leading up to this moment: taking Accompl.sh to the next level. These updates are something I’ve been working on behind the scenes for quite some time and thanks to some serendipitous timing and some buckling down, my grand plan for the future of Accompl.sh is starting to come together.
Today I’m thrilled to announce the latest version of Accompl.sh:
That’s right! Accompl.sh is a real, live company now! While it doesn’t really mean anything for the day-to-day functioning of the site, it’s kind of awesome to feel legitimate, don’tcha think? You’ll notice that the footer of the site has been updated to reflect this. Don’t worry, it’s still an @jennjenn production at heart!
Back when I was considering removing the 101 goal requirement, the overwhelming response was “YES! Get rid of it! But please let us have more than 1 list!”
Accompl.sh Credits allow you to have as many lists as you’d like, all from the same account! Everyone will still get one free list every year, but for those of you who’d like more lists, you can purchase Credits. For now 1 Credit = 1 additional list, but who knows what else Credits will get you in the future! Maybe the ability to edit a goal on a locked list? Maybe!
As a special launch offer, until July 1, you’ll be able to purchase all the Credits you want for $1 each! Head on over to the Upgrade page to get in on the awesomeness!
In order to handle multiple lists, the Track Progress page needed a bit of an overhaul. Now called My Lists, you (and anyone who visits your profile if it’s public) will be able to see all of your lists in one place. This also means that your lists and goals now have new URLs. While changing this up wasn’t ideal, it was really the only way to fix the mistake I made early on in development by not building the URL structure to support multiple lists. A small hiccup, but it’ll be worth it in the end!
Having been on my to do list for 101in365 since the very beginning, Accompl.sh Plus is an account upgrade that unlocks all sorts of awesome features including the ability to view and share your lists from past years (regardless of Credits!), use Accompl.sh ad-free, share full sized photos with your goals, and so much more to come! With an Accompl.sh Plus annual subscription, you’ll also get 5 credits to use to create more lists! Plus is still in development, but you’ll be able to sign up before the end of the summer!
One final note:
While all of these changes may be a bit concerning for those of you who’ve been around since the very beginning, I want to make one thing clear: I have every intention of keeping the core concept of the old 101in365 in tact. I love the concept as much as you do and while I’m obviously making some efforts to open the doors for growth, I’m even more committed to making sure that the site stays true to its origins. I have and always will endlessly value your feedback, so please, send it my way!
Only the beginning…
This summer’s lineup is looking fantastic. We have some GREAT new stuff in the works. As always, you can stay up to date with the latest by following @accomplsh on Twitter.
When I first built accompl.sh (RIP 101in365) it was with one goal in mind: get my own personal 101in365 off of my WordPress blog. It was impossible to manage that way and I wanted to automate it. Then I started coding and coding and coding and before I knew it here you all were - 2500+ members all subscribing to this ridiculous concept I had of coming up with 101 things I wanted to do every year. How awesome for a little side project that just kept growing!
But then the reality set in - not everyone is like me. Just because I’ve conditioned myself to sit down and write out this list over the course of a few days every December doesn’t mean that everyone else enjoys doing the same. I would hear all the time “I found your site and started a list but I couldn’t come up with 101 so I just gave up.” How sad! For me AND for you! Because I WANT you ALL to create lists and goals and do awesome things.
The debate to keep the 101 goal requirement was a bit of a tug of war and went hand-in-hand with the debate over whether to rename the site. I even experimented with allowing new users to lock their lists at any point to see if it would stick. But I was stubborn and figured “hey if 500 people can come up with 101 goals, it’s not impossible!” The average number of goals per list sat at a comfortably unfinished 41.87 goals.
Then I finally came to the conclusion that I needed to rename the site. And with that opened the door to remove the 101 goal restriction (After all, it would have been weird having lists of 10 goals on a site called 101in365. The numbers were tough enough to remember to begin with!).
So here we are. On a site called accompl.sh whose mission is stated as “helping you develop, track, and accomplish your goals in 365 days or less.” I should have paid more attention to that from the beginning because nowhere does it mention the need to have 101 goals.
And now, that requirement is gone.
While part of me mourns the loss of the challenge of coming up with 101 goals, the other part of me is REALLY excited to see what doors this opens up as new members create lists of 10 goals or 18 goals or 52 goals that are no less important than the existing lists of 101 goals. And hey, who knows, maybe someone will even go BEYOND 101 goals!
So go forth and list to your heart’s content. Come one, come all, and celebrate lists big and small! (hey! that rhymed!)
One of the most common bits of feedback I get is “101 goals?! I can’t come up with that many!” And that’s totally understandable. It took me a good amount of practice to learn how to break my goals down into bite-sized pieces. But that shouldn’t stop you from making an accompl.sh list of your own!
Accompl.sh has one mission: to help you to Develop, Track, and Accomplish your goals in 365 days or less. Until now we’ve done a lot of focusing on the Tracking part, but it’s time we gave the Develop bit the TLC it deserves.
I’m happy to say we’ve made what I hope will be another huge step toward helping you fill out your list.
The Suggestion Box!
It’s simple, really: If your list is unlocked, you can now send out a page (we call it your Suggestion Box) to your friends, family, or the entire Internets if that suits your fancy. On this page, people can add their ideas for goals you should include on your accompl.sh list. To make things even more interesting - they can suggest anonymously!
You, as the list owner, can see what people have suggested for you and can add the suggestions straight to your accompl.sh list! If you don’t like a particular suggestion, that’s OK! Just hit the X and it’ll be gone in a jiffy!
There’s more to come over the next few weeks, so keep checking back! Or just follow @accomplsh on twitter for all the latest!
Big news from the land of 101in365 today. After a few months of weighing pros and cons and changing my mind back and forth, I’ve made a decision: 101in365 is getting a bit of a makeover.
Same great lists, new great name!
Why the change? I can’t tell you how many times I’m out talking to someone and they say “oh your 365 thing!” Not exactly great branding. So I set out in search of a new name and now, here you have it!
Nothing else has changed - there are still 101 goals, still 365 days, but hopefully people will manage to remember the name of the site now! All of your old links to your list will redirect to the new URL and everything else should be honky dory!
To go with the new name, I’ve set up a new twitter account, so go on and follow! @accomplsh
Would love to know what you think of the new name! Send me a tweet!
This is the first of a bunch of exciting things we’ve been working on, so stay tuned! I’m excited for the next few months! Hope you are too!
Phew! The hamsters have woken up from their naps and are back to spinning the wheels that make 101in365 run!
More details to come about what happened (I’ll be more coherent after some sleep!), but everything is safe and sound on a new server!
If you run into anything that seems weird (like broken links, images, things not working) let me know!
Thanks for your patience! Hopefully that’ll be the last of our downtime for a good long while!
101in365 will be offline for the next few hours at least while I move us to a new (SAFE!) server. @jennjenn’s server was hacked so we’re moving homes and cleaning things up so all of your stuff is safe and sound! Nothing to fear. We’ll be back. And your stuff is safe!
I’ll be posting updates to our twitter account, so follow along there!
There has been one thing on my to do list for 101in365 that has been eluding me since about a week after I launched the site: a page that lets you view all the most popular goals. I’ve tried over and over again to make it happen, but as I mentioned in my last post, the site infrastructure just wasn’t designed to do that.
Well now it is. And now it’s here! Presenting: Explore Popular!
Explore Popular shows you all the most happening goals right now. It takes into account things like comments, likes, recency, and some special sauce so the page should be changing as quickly as you participate around the site!
Success! Now go forth and Explore!