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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tamaribu in Los Angeles is doing 21 things including…

draw draw draw

23 cheers


tamaribu has written 4 entries about this goal

the near-sighted monkey

(and Lynda Barry) are delightful (and a bit eerie).

Picture This

Doodling in the morning with my coffee and my radio is making me super happy.

a week of drawing

got myself in a couple of situations where drawing was required this week.

animals seem to be a theme. both wild and domesticated.

fun to have to just go at it without inhibition.

not doing too well with this

I think I need to commit to some kind of regular practice. draw daily? draw weekly?

plus I’m constantly misplacing pens and pencils, so just keeping the tools in hand is a challenge. bleh!

visiting my six year old niece was a great demonstration of constant exuberant, collaborative drawing. she goes at it non-stop and is a special fan of working on drawings and picture books together with loved ones. she always has pens, pencils and paper around. actually her parents are great at making sure her tools are ever available.

gee, where are hovering parents when you need them? (...asked the woman of middling age)

Carrying a sketchbook and pencils

helps. At the beach a ladybug landed in a footprint in the sand in front of me and got stuck there. It emerged after about 10 minutes, but in the meantime, good subject for drawing large.

tamaribu has gotten 23 cheers on this goal.


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