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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Rachel in New Jersey is doing 39 things including…

paint more

7 cheers


Rachel has written 4 entries about this goal


I finally bought myself some paint last time I was home. I already have some canvases. Now just to throw them all together and make something the next time I am home!


Well, my painting class started last week. Every Wendesday afternoon, for 3 hours. My teacher said we’re working exclusively with oils this semester (=/ I’m not a fan, but I guess I’ll grow to like them). I already got paint all over the clothes that I wore last week, so I guess those will be my “painting clothes.”


Well, I signed up for Painting I next year, so I guess I’ll be painting a lot more come the fall.


I didn’t get to take an art class this year, and as a result, I haven’t painted anything. I really like to paint, and regardless of whether I’m good at it or not, I’d like to do it more. I just don’t know where in my room I could paint, since I make such a mess, and I don’t want it to get on my fabric & other crafting supplies. =/

Rachel has gotten 7 cheers on this goal.


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