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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PilgrimSara in Tampa is doing 26 things including…

learn to draw

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PilgrimSara has written 4 entries about this goal

Recent Work-in-Progress

I am terrified of hair, so half of hers is left blank. This is still a work-in-progress, of course. I’m trying to improve my contrast to keep my portraits from looking too flat.

I think I’m improving a bit. At the very least I’m having more fun and expressing myself a little more easily.

Still Practicing

I bought a Wacom tablet and have been learning on it. I didn’t have a sufficient model this morning, so I sat down with my laptop and my tablet and sketched my Boy, asleep still in bed.

It’s quick and messy and there aren’t any details, but I like it. It’s not perfect but I’m improving.


I read yesterday about “setting a ground” and decided to try a simple drawing. The only thing around was my foot, so here it is in graphite.

I think it’s a little short. I should probably work on my proportions.

1st Attempt

Does it look ANYTHING like a hand?

Maybe not.

Whatever, it was fun making it :-D

PilgrimSara has gotten 1 cheer on this goal.

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