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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sistinas in Mountain View is doing 38 things including…

Take more pictures

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sistinas has written 3 entries about this goal


I tried doing picture-a-day challenges and what I came to realize is I can’t handle them. It’s too forced. To take more pictures, I need to travel, go places I’m not quite comfortable, and see things I’m not sure I’m going to see again any time soon. It’s worth the time and effort.

My digital camera broke!

Oh no! Though, at almost four years old, it’s had a good life. I also think I know what my parents are getting me for Christmas now, due to my prodigious complaining and them missing getting pictures of my silly dog on a regular basis.


I started a flickr account to keep track of my photos. I could easily host them all on my own server, but something about leaving them floating around in the public actually inspires me to take more (and better) pictures. They miraculously also appear in my 43T profile!

I want to get my film camera fixed (the shutter sticks – it’s an old-ish Canon SLR), but I feel like the money would probably be better invested in a new digital SLR ($$$ – sadface).

sistinas has gotten 4 cheers on this goal.


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