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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calamar in Austin is doing 18 things including…

cartoon

16 cheers

 

calamar has written 5 entries about this goal

2 panels done

fear is the invitation to art



web comic

i started the first few panels of a new series, when i have a months worth i’ll put them out!



two comic strip ideas brewing

need to do some daydreaming/doodling on these to figure out the characters better



ick

I’m determined to cheat at all costs by
tracing photos for practice, and
taking posed photos to emulate the panels,
any other ideas?



Untitled

i’m working on a story and i’d like to draw it myself but i don’t think i could do it the way i visualize it yet, my skills are still more in the realm of cartooning (which i’ve been doing since i was a kid) rather than the comic book point which i want to get to which is half way between representation and cartoon…there really aren’t a lot of places that seem to teach this.



calamar has gotten 16 cheers on this goal.

 

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