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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resolved is doing 42 things including…

learn photography

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Still Learning

I recently enrolled in a photography class at a junior college. I’m still learning all the neat things you can do with an SLR camera (I bought a Canon 450D/XSi DSLR camera) and I’m having a lot of fun with it!

I’m more than halfway into the semester and I’ve learned most of the concepts in photography such as Depth of Field, Composition, Lighting (e.g. side lighting, diffused lighting, backlighting, etc.), Exposure (e.g. over- and under- exposure, bracketing, equivalent/comparable exposure, ISO, f-stop/aperture, shutter speed), Composition (e.g. portrait, landscape, location, terminator line), Metering, etc.

Photography is an expensive hobby. The top-of-the-line lenses will set you back a couple of thousand dollars. I foresee myself outgrowing the “kit” lens (Canon 18mm – 55mm) soon. So far, I have my eyes set on a Canon 18mm – 200mm EFS lens.

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