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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Gobolino is doing 10 things including…

learn to play the violin

5 cheers


Gobolino has written 2 entries about this goal

Another step...

I bought some more accessories for violin. Wood silencer and Shoulder rest.

Silencer was cheap, but it is good (as one musician that I know told me) and I need it to be able to play in the night when everyone else sleep. It`s made from ebony wood. At first I was in shock, because mute didn`t went all the way to the end of Bridge, but then I was told that it don`t need to go all the way down.

Can`t say much about shoulder rest, it`s simple and basic, I just have some difficulties to set it so it feel comfortable on me.

One step further...

I recently bought new smartphone and it allows to get app called gStrings Free which is audio tuner. With it I can finally tune violin that I have borrowed from friend.
It took while for me to understand how it works, but then it went pretty easy, and with help of fine tuners on violin I now have more or less pure tones on open strings.

Next step is to learn all finger positions and try some simple music (which will be Latvian folk dance music).

Gobolino has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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