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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TequilaMitch in Atlanta is doing 10 things including…

draw comics

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TequilaMitch has written 2 entries about this goal

On Hold

This one is on hold for now. I’ve already got a lot of other things to do. Someday I’ll buy a sketch pad and some pencils, but for now i’ll just jot my dialog and story ideas and tuck them away for later.

World's worst artist

I can’t draw. Even my stick figure people look retarded. I have no sense of proportion or shape or how to make something in the 3D world appear on a 2D piece of paper. I just don’t have that vision. I think I try to draw things too literally.

Although I want to learn to draw real things, I think cartoons are a better option for me. More room for “artistic license” (crappy drawings) that don’t need to look real.

I have an idea for a cartoon. A mix of politics and religious themes, a few different families in a small American town. Mostly people, but maybe a few animals too.

My favorite comics: Calvin & Hobbes (RIP), FoxTrot, Dilbert, Citizen Dog (RIP), Boondocks. I also have an old book of Sad Sack comics from WWI or WWII that’s pretty awesome. When I was a kid I liked Peanuts, but looking back there are very few that speak to me as an adult.

I think I’ll aim for a FoxTrot/Dilbert/Citizen Dog type of look, where the people are exaggerated, not lifelike. Start with just one family, like FoxTrot.

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