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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bombusimpatiens is looking for fabulous things in Lee County,

learn to hand quilt (read all 2 entries…)
A different world

I started reading the quilting book I bought this winter. Man, this is a whole different world. You have to know about fabric weight, and what color threads to use, and even give special consideration to needle types. The coolest thing: I have to go out and buy a thimble. I never knew anyone who ever used a thimble. I may have to wear it to the office and at various social events to show it off. In fact, I may even need two thimbles.

Uh-oh, let’s not make this all about the toys now. The surest way to ruin any pursuit, in my experience, is to get caught up on the toys involved. OK, scratch the thimble wearing to gallery openings. I think.



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what a cool goal. crafting is a great way to spend time, I think, although I rarely do it. by the way… I love your bee picture. bees are my favourite thing that buzzes.

bombusimpatiens is looking for fabulous things in Lee County,

buzz buzz

Bees are the best. I get annoyed when people run around in a panic or, worse, want to kill them. Yellow jackets, though, I’m not so fond of. ...Anyway, lately, I rarely have time to craft. I have two quilt tops hanging over the handrail in my bedroom awaiting finishing. But some day I’ll get it done. I think.


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