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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learn to draw
Baby steps

I have a lot of art books and supplies but I never seem to sit down and create anything. Last night I was looking at a book, How to Draw Anything” and was trying to do one of the exercises. I did get a little frustrated because I seem to be very challenged at perspective and how to draw to scale. Although I didn’t complete it I was still very happy that I put some effort in!


Scarlett Emo Sweetbriar How many times can I break 'till I shatter?

Take your time. Unless you have some kind of magic hand, then you can’t pick up a pencil and draw a professional portrait. I haven’t been to an art school, and I can draw realistic look animals already. In about two years, but I’ve been practicing and drawing all my life. Drawing is my specialty, actually. By the way, some people are great at drawing animals, machines, humans, ect, and some are good at drawing all. So don’t get upset if you can’t draw a good looking drawing. Keep trying. Believe me, it pays off.

Krisd just made gluten free banana bread

Thanks for your input:) I’m curious, how did you learn to draw? I remember being better at it when I was younger and I could focus more. I need to set time aside to really practice…most of the time I get in my own way. I have a feeling I will have plenty of time this winter…seems like it’s going to be a snowy one…zoinks!

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