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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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cinto is doing 17 things including…

take a photography class

3 cheers


cinto has written 3 entries about this goal

Done, and only two years late!

Well, two years after having purchased my camera, I finally took an introductory course learning the basics of my specific camera (not photography in general).

It was a very short course run by the local camera shop, and cost way too much money imo, but it was a good starter course, and I learned some basic things that I didn’t yet know about my own camera.

I’m considering this done here on 43t, but I hope to take the second part of this course, where I’ll learn how to use the more powerful manual modes on my camera.


I really do want to do this. My photos just suck, and I’m getting tired of it. M moves so much faster now, and is in the mood for not posing for photos, so it’s even more challenging.

First, I need to find my *%^%$ manual – I have the french version, but not the english! Then I’ll call a few places and look into some short courses I could take.

My photos will still suck, but at least I’ll have sucky photos taken on a setting other than “auto.”

no excuses

I got my fancy schmancy digital slr camera over a year ago, and the only setting on it I know how to use is “auto,” as in the same feature that you get on any regular digital camera that costs a 10th of the amount I paid.

My original excuse was that I couldn’t leave my daughter to take the course because I was breastfeeding her so often. Now she’s 15 months, and that’s no longer an excuse.

Now what??

cinto has gotten 3 cheers on this goal.


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