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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AKODOJUNAI is doing 5 things including…

learn graffiti


 

AKODOJUNAI has written 1 entry about this goal

Looking Back... was it worth it?

This was something from a while back in my life, six years now actually. I started tagging at 12 and qut when I moved back with my father at 14. It was fun, but looking back on it, I know the cost to clean it all up; the money people spent having to layer their drive ways, paint their sheds/houses again, et cetra.

Don’t get me wrong, doing the art side is well worth it if you’re doing something where it doesn’t harm any one; tagging buildings and private walls is another thing. If you’re tagging for a gang, or just to upset “the man,” or for pure rebellion, then you’re off key with all this. It’s art, expression, and in a strange way, a form of meditation.

But if anyone has questions, I wasn’t half bad back when I did it. I’d be willing to give pointers on the art side of this; how to make it stand out, color blending, and spray patterns. And if anyone has the intention of doing some serious art, I’ll give a couple ideas on tricks we took from an art class on how to make larger images much smoother when making the initial outline.



 

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