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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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Tartsy in Cleveland is doing 1 thing including…

be more artistic

28 cheers


Tartsy has written 5 entries about this goal


Yesterday I made a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. I got all artsy fartsy on it! I placed several green stars and a border on there. My cakes always come out looking funny but they taste great & Donnie isn’t too picky, lol! Thank goodness!

Artistic or creative?

We’re having a pot luck lunch here at work and I’m really proud of my contribution. I brought 2 sand castle pails with 2 sand shovels. I have placed mixed greens, mushrooms, tomatoes, garbanzo beans, shredded mozzarella, sliced ham & turkey in there and we’ll use the 2 shovels to scoop it out!! It isn’t even lunch time and already 3 co-workers have searched me out to offer kudos!! {Puffing up chest proudly}

Changed the name of this one

So that I can put anything artistic here. I know (don’t kick my ass Serenity) but it’s not a cop out in any way shape or form! This way I can post about anything. Like the stupid drawings I make each day on the dry erase board at work. It’s a characture of my boss who thankfully has a good sense of humor because I take suggestions about how my co workers would like to see him. He’s been: a pirate, rock star, milk maid, Charlie Brown, space man, stripper, sailor, etc… It keeps me entertained and if he’s really pissing us off we make him some freaky, girly, boarderline filthy thing. He was nothing but a butt with a large hole one day! LOL! Here’s the basic “Vito” that get’s dressed up… Clearly not drawn to scale and it’s a quick sketch so don’t beat me up too badly, lol!


Haven’t I started this? Money, time, motivation, all of the above? I wish I could get a huge windfall of cash and blow it on art supplies. At this point I would be happy with finger paints, lol! I’m leaving this one on here for now but if push comes to shove I may abandon it…

It's been years & years

Since I’ve put brush to canvas. Perhaps I could take an art class and see what there is to see. I used to paint as a form of expression but it became costly so I adandoned it. I miss it from time to time…

Tartsy has gotten 28 cheers on this goal.


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