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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Lynnaii is doing 28 things including…

Take more pictures

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Lynnaii has written 4 entries about this goal

deviantArt is so inspiring :)

I’m uploading older photos to my account now. After that’s done, I’m going to go on a mission to hunt down art installations around the city. At least it’ll get me taking photos again. I’ve stopped for a long time. It’s kind of depressing.



My friend and I

were just talking tonight about how we don’t take photos anymore. We were speaking about our personal experience, though, because we’re both in the same school and the same major so we know what kind of busy we are. It’s crazy and often times, we just don’t care anymore about taking photos.

As for me, I feel like…if I’m hanging out with a friend for dinner or something, I just want to enjoy the moment and relax. It’s not an “adventure” to be “recorded”. I see it as a little moment to just relax and be with someone, to bond, to communicate.

She agreed. Then I suggested we go and do more adventures! Then we will have a reason to drag our camera along! :D



I've stopped carrying my camera everywhere with me

So I used to bring my digital cam everywhere. And I mean everywhere, in every bag, I’d just throw it in with my wallet and keys and phone. :)

However, I stopped doing it because I guess all I do is go to school and go back home. I’m so preoccupied about schoolwork that I’m never really on the lookout for photos anymore.

I should at least start bringing the camera around when I hang out with friends. Even if it’s not a “special occasion,” it is sometimes much more fun to capture the “normal” moments when you’re just laughing away the night. I also just moved into a new place. I may need to ask a friend to help me assemble some furniture so perhaps we can also do something after. That’s a photo-op right there!



Hopefully

this weekend will yield some new pics!

I am going to dinner with new friends on Friday, a dance exhibition on Saturday at the park, and a boat parade on Sunday. If I have time, I might squeeze in a film at the Film Festival or go walking around the park for longer. :)



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