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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aka 2 years ago

akaThey are adorable!

Now if you put me and my husband in front of the camera – we get so uncomfortable and frozen, tight lip smile and so on. But not so for other people, thankfully! We went to the beach this weekend and our friends were so wonderfully natural posing for me. Most importantly, they had fun and told me they would looooove to do it again. I hope it means that I made them feel beautiful and relaxed. 2 years ago

akaCute as a button

Our friend’s baby girl. She was the best model ever :)

First baby on 365 Project2 years ago

akaIt has begun!

Had a photo date with R. yesterday and it went well. She was not in the mood to take photos but posed for me patiently. We had a tea and a sandwich and walked around a bit. It was a nice day. I was lost as a photographer when I had to tell her what to do. She was making it harder for me pretending to be a grumpy client.

Next step is to have a real session with husband (no slacking – different locations and at least an hour long) and then my neighbors. When my British friend comes to Vancouver, he’s next on the list! 2 years ago


ellzrae 4 years ago

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