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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true_blue is doing 41 things including…

learn to sew

18 cheers


true_blue has written 4 entries about this goal

Fashion design

I’ll be starting a fashion design course soon (which involves sewing), so I think this box will be ticked off soon!

I'm really enjoying this!

My mother and I have been doing little projects (mainly tote bags and cushion covers).
I may tick this goal off when I am able to sew my own clothes.

Not as hard as I thought

Four years ago, I bought a mini sewing machine. Unfortunately, I learned that it wasn’t good enough for “proper” sewing projects. Eventually I gave it away to a friend.

Today I’m using my mother’s sewing machine, and my mother is teaching me how to sew. So far we’ve made: a duvet cover (converted from single size to double), 4 matching cushion covers from the remaining fabric, and a frilly skirt. I’ve sewn a few cute tissue holders on my own using free fabric samples, then sold them on eBay. More projects on the way!

My mother thinks I’m picking up quite quickly, so this is an encouragement for me.

Just for fun

Some months ago, I couldn’t resist buying myself a mini sewing machine. I’ll be messing about on it during the x-mas break. I’m planning to make some clothes for my doll (lol, I’m still a kid at heart) with some help from my mother.

true_blue has gotten 18 cheers on this goal.


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