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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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cia007 in Olympia is doing 43 things including…

write more music

22 cheers


cia007 has written 5 entries about this goal

Free Online College Courses

Taking 2 free college level courses from Coursera…
Jazz Improvisation, and Songwriting. While I was a music major in college for a time (before I decided I could never really make a career from it unless I went big and thus changed my major), I did some Jazz and was heavily involved with composition. Hoping this gets my creative side moving again, and maybe I can actually write some lyrics to go with my songs that are not cheezy!

Starting page 3

Starting page three of my latest composition….trying to keep it simple so I can actually finish it!! I think I could easily write a 27 page symphony….but thinking of achievable goals here. Finishing is most important…pizzaz later!

New iPad app for composition

Symphony Pro is awesome! I am still figuring out all features, but it handles multiple tracts and instruments, and has a great sequencing and playback feature. I just need to get some headphones for the iPad and I am in business!

Manuscript paper

I discovered my lack of manuscript paper is not really encouraging this goal much….need to make it a “to-do” to pick up some this week.

Former Music Composition Major Here.....

and haven’t written a song in many years. I started writing music when I was 4 and won multiple competitions with my compositions over the years. When I was in 4th grade, I started studying with a professor at a nearby university who was also a resident composer, and later studied also with a published composer who introduced me to various ways of playing with notes and exploring creativity. I have the software, I have a recording studio, I have a piano, I have instruments, I have knowledge….yet I have not written in a long long time.

I have no doubt I could get something published…I like to write the more technical stuff, and even though most of my experience is with piano, I could easily write for clarinet or even rhythm sections. No limits….it is just a matter of motivation and doing it!

I just need to sit down and do it!!! Why don’t I??

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