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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signora oye vey to hell with perfect

draw more often, even though drawing really intimidates me (read all 34 entries…)
Wedding photo

I never had a photographer for my wedding – I saved money by asking all my guests to take a lot of photos and give me copies of everything. That worked for the most part, but there are some images that exist in my mind and not in digital form. So last weekend I looked through my photos and used a combination of several of them to put together one of the images that I sometimes imagine. Using the photos as a reference point, I drew the wedding picture I wish I had as a photo. I wish I had taken photos of the process of drawing it, because the image changed dramatically during the various stages of its coming into existence. In the end I colored it with oil pastels and turned my not-bad drawing into something rather childlike. Oh well, I’ll try to focus on the positive. It was a lovely experience, and it’s now hanging in Pancake’s study.


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