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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Hyacinth Girl is doing 41 things including…

learn how to apply liquid eyeliner

5 cheers


Hyacinth Girl has written 4 entries about this goal

Cat eyes

I think I’ve mostly got the hang of applying liquid eyeliner now, thanks to advice from 43thingers :) It make me feel very glamorous when I wear it!


I think I’m getting the hang of it! Shaking it definitely helps, as well as wiping off the excess liner from the applicator. I’m just trying to be really careful not to get liner on my eyelashes, as it makes them droop.


I’m still having a hard time with this. I’ve figured out that I need to curl my eyelashes first, or else I wreck the application with my curler. And now I’m letting the first coat dry for a minute or two before drawing over it again. However, I keep getting liquid eyeliner on my eyelashes, which makes them uncurl and stick out. Also, I can’t seem to get a nice line. I either have too much or too little liquid eyeliner on the wand, and it makes the line bleed or streak. They make it look so easy on youtube!

Oh dear...

A laughable first attempt at applying liquid eyeliner. It’s really difficult!

Hyacinth Girl has gotten 5 cheers on this goal.


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