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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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Ailbhe Leamy in Reading is doing 33 things including…

draw or paint with my daughter every week

7 cheers


Ailbhe Leamy has written 6 entries about this goal

Going very well!

This is going very well. Every week we draw with pencils, pens or chalk, and some weeks we paint. Actually, mostly she paints with Daddy, but she still gets to do it.

We have one of her paintings on the dining room wall. It’s veyr cheerful.

Every little counts

I’ve been ill, but we had a scribble with a biro and a scrap of paper. It counts – she’s not quite 13 months.

Bought equipment

I bought a roll of cheap drawing paper and a little tray to put poster paints in. I’m still scared of painting though. I think we might do that in the garden.

Drew today!

She was more interested in sorting the pencils though.

I am not doing well with this one

I shall have to work drawing in to the schedule somehow. I seem to work better on a loose schedule.

Making messes together!

I want to draw or paint or similar with my daughter at least once every week. This will give us BOTH a boost! She’s only barely one though, so it might be… messy.

Ailbhe Leamy has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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