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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Dougie in Orlando is doing 35 things including…

Pose nude for an art class

13 cheers


Dougie has written 3 entries about this goal

Give It a Try...

I got a last-minute call this weekend from one of the area art schools I had put my name into and I did my first gig. I was a little nervous driving there, but once in the room, everyone was very supportive and had great suggestions. I was at ease immediately and really came to enjoy it.

I don’t have a perfect body, but the artists seemed to appreciate me being there. I’d definitely do it again if the opportunity comes up.

Made the call...

Since I’m new at this, I called a local art supply store to find out where art classes and clubs meet in town. When I called the groups, everyone was very nice on the phone and said they would put my name on the list and if the instructors needed anyone, I might get a call. We’ll see if anything comes of it.

Looking for classes just out of town

I don’t really want to come close to running the risk of seeing someone I know, but I am very interested in doing this. There are a number of colleges around here and I am looking on their sites on Craigslist for possible opportunities.

Dougie has gotten 13 cheers on this goal.


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