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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madamwitty is recycling an old profile picture to represent my current state

make my own cards (read all 10 entries…)
The problem is getting started

I set myself the goal of making 10 cards and I have had ample opportunity, but as each special occasion rolls around, I get too lazy to pull out all the materials and make a card. What I think I need to do is just set aside one day every year (or maybe every six months) where I just pull out all my crafting stuff and go wild making cards for the following year. As with many large projects in my life, the problem is just getting started.


What about looking ahead for the next 6 months and writing downt he types of cards you may need during this period.

Kids Birthday
Adult Birthday
Mothers / Fathers Day
Happy Easter
Congrats! (Exam resutls etc.)
New Baby Boy
New Baby Girl

And start my making these.

I set aside one evening per week, anything else is a bonus! I get the kids in bed for around 8pm, make a cup of tea and lift out my craft stuff, then work till about midnight. Even if I only make one card or do one layout, I feel happy!

Then widen the goal posts to the end of the year, leaving your Chrismtas ones till last.

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