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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amandaperl is doing 1 thing including…

Craft with others

2 cheers

 

amandaperl has written 6 entries about this goal

Date set for Sunday

And I think after that I’ll call this goal done. It’s a lifelong goal, but I don’t like to clutter my list with ongoing projects, rather I focus on current efforts.



Just taught a very successful workshop

at GearCon on making steampunk Christmas ornaments. I loved it! Lots of people gamely tried new things, some even who barely do any crafting. A couple of guys did some amazing things with wire and bits of metal: one awesome snowman made of washers and wire, complete with a jaunty “carrot” nose made of a bit of copper wire, and one really amazing snowflake made of keys, with gorgeous brass and copper wire work on top.

I think one factor is that when you are at a workshop using other peoples’ materials you are greedy and try to use as much good stuff as you can, where when you are at home, you are stingy to save the good stuff out. Perhaps I need to be more greedy and use the good stuff more generously.



Next date set

actually before the first one came off, I just didn’t remember to post it.
Depending on the weather we may or may not sit in my un-airconditioned house and craft. If it continues to be super hot, we will do something else.



Success! Crafting with the neighbor!

It was a short visit as it’s a million degrees and her craft space is in the attic. But it was helpful to have someone to bounce ideas off of and I got unstuck on the belt problem that’s had me beat for days now. And as she said, it broke the ice, so now we’ll do it again.



Second craft date set

with my neighbor. Don’t know if we’ll pull it off; I’ve never tried to schedule something with her before, though we’ve talked about doing art together for months.



Off to a good start

So I have cleverly started planning craft get togethers with my one friend who always shows up, so that I can invite others but I still have a successful day if nobody else shows up.



amandaperl has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

 

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