Bye bye,!

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January 6, 2005

After much thought, I’ve decided to close down at the beginning of March 2005.

MyFiveYearPlan was a web application allowing users to enter goals or plans they wanted to achieve in the future, break those goals down into smaller tasks, and had a social component to attach friends to those goals to ensure accountability. Users could then download a generated PDF of their “five year plan”. I ran the site as a subscription service, for $4.95/month per user, which included emailing their friends a reminder to check in on goals periodically, and tracking their progress.

I had a few people interested in licensing the software I wrote for the project, but without advertising I just wasn’t getting enough interest in the product itself. I had plans to port the code to use the popular Smarty PHP framework for ease of implementation for other people, but that didn’t pan out.