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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civilisedMagic in Perth is doing 33 things including…

make a stained glass window

6 cheers


civilisedMagic has written 2 entries about this goal


I spent a lot of time today designing a stained glass window. Not necessarily to make, but just because I’m interested in geometric patterns. I got myself some graph paper and just drew the same design over and over again, each time changing it and improving it a little bit. I was utterly absorbed in it all afternoon. It was a little bit art nouveau inspired (but not as good).

green, I think

I’m not sure about this one. Now that I’m home, I could get started on a stained-glass window. Where I’m living now there is a bathroom window I could do and my grandmother has agreed to help me with it and let me use her shed. BUT… I’m not sure that I want to keep living where I’m living. I’m tempted just to go ahead and make it anyway because if I end up moving out then I can just give it to him as a present. It will give me something to do and the opportunity to learn a new (and relatively useless!) skill.

civilisedMagic has gotten 6 cheers on this goal.


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