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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Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43) is doing 42 things including…

build my art website

9 cheers


Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43) has written 3 entries about this goal

Progress so far.....

Bought the template yesterday and installed it this morning. Pretty slick. Next step is to fit my favorite images into the header. Need 4 of em and I need to do my logo. It would be nice if all I had to do was upload, but nooooo, I had to pick one that does things slightly out of my comfort zone. Ya know, upload into an ftp client and all. Mr.Guru is going to do that for me at first, but he’s advised that I change the images now and then, so need to learn this. He’s just going to do it so he can figure out how to explain the process to an idiot, the idiot being me. He’s sure I can have it ready by September…...ok


I’m compiling an emailing list. If ya wanna be on it, PM me.

Yes, I know it's not an original goal,

but I’m excited about it anyway. My puter guru is a ruthless task master. He’s making me learn how to do it myself. Argghhh!!! I’m old dammit! But he’s all about independence and staving off Alzheimer’s and learning new things is good for that. He should know. He’s older than me. Plus the fact, that he’s a selfish bastard that doesn’t want to spend his free time babysitting me. LOL…so….I will learn.

This will take awhile, but not too long. It will be a store, a retrospective, an ego booster, a blog. I have my domain names of shellybedsaul dot com and foolesdreamstudio dot com. I’ve needed a place of my own to sell my originals, prints, merchandise, vent, pontificate, blog, teach and promote. The first is up, but still under construction. I’m doing this through wordpress. It is going to be too damn kewl.

The reason I’m announcing now….people are leaving here. I’m probably not going to be on as much and my posts will prolly be a bit droll. I can’t really post that much about my career, because NW would prolly see it as spam. So take note of those addresses if ya all want to stay in touch and since it’s going to be public anyway, my email is shellybedsaul at gmail dot com. and for all the spammers and scammers, never underestimate the power of a cantankerous old broad’s index finger on the delete button.

I’m in a panic. I see this community disolving or at least the ones I’ve become close to. I want folks to know how to get a hold of me. I won’t delete, I just know it won’t be the same. Gone will be the posts of fan boys, lust lists, vents and rants, personal photos and the trials and tribulations of finding a bra that fits or stating anything that would give a medical insurance company cause to cancel or a safe haven to report employer abuses. It’s like when my kids left the nest. Yeah, we talk now and then, but it’s not the same closeness we had. I miss them. I will miss the old camaraderie I found here, which in my belief is also responsible for the success of this site. We were the kewl kids, but just as in the real estate food chain of urban renewal, once a neighborhood is labelled kewl, gentrification begins and becomes a corporate watered down version of what it once was. Sad.

Foole never can say "Goodbye" (to 43) has gotten 9 cheers on this goal.


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