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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SWAZ in San Francisco is doing 42 things including…

be more of a producer than a consumer or critic of art by producing music, visual art and written works.

50 cheers


SWAZ has written 2 entries about this goal

Turning this around

I love to play music these days. If I didn’t have other responsibilities I could do it all day long. I have a little problem of my middle and ring fingertips getting numb on left hand from all of the guitar playing.

I Went from Prolific to Apathetic

About eleven years ago, my third child refocused my career away from art and toward engineering. I was always kind of guy that needed a class to produce work, mainly due to bugetary and space constraints, and I haven’t had an art class since Sping 96. Although the kids are partially to blame, I think the most significant factor is the television addiction. If I could just put down that stupid remote, my mind would be less mired in the mundane and prurient and would naturally return to the sublime.

SWAZ has gotten 50 cheers on this goal.


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