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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Beth in Dayton is doing 30 things including…

crochet a blanket

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Beth has written 1 entry about this goal

Some good teaching tools...

OK, I bought a “Teach Yourself to Crochet” Kit from Wall-mart for $11.00. It comes with a nice little book and all the little gadgets and a bunch of different sized crochet hooks. When I got frustrated at the illustrations, I went on to and punched in “Learn to Crochet” and this video came up about this woman that goes by the name of knit witch or something to that affect, and shows you step by step single stitches, double stitches and all the others. Highly recommended. Right now I’m starting my first throw blanket, using the single stitch because even though I know it will take forever, I think it’s the prettiest and by far the easiest. The next blanket I will make will use different stitches but for now I’m comfortable with this. So far I have about a 6’x5” bit of work, that I’m insanely proud of. This is a very therapeutic and I look forward to seeing the finished result.

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