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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meditation7"When art becomes a part of our greater life...

... we often discover greater life in our art.”

—Julia Cameron, Walking in this World. 5 years ago


meditation7"Our love affair with our art...

... is like any other love affair-it needs separation as much as it needs togetherness.”

- Julia Cameron, Walking in this World5 years ago


meditation7From Week 3 of Walking in this World, the second book in the Artist’s Way series

“We are all artists – some of us are declared, accomplished, and publicly esteemed artists. Others of us are the private kind, making artful homes and artful lives and shying away from the public practice or pursuit of our art. Some of us – officially not ‘artists’ and ‘without a creative bone in our body’ – are artists nonetheless because creativity is in our blood. In our DNA. There is one and only one label that seems useful to me in discussing ourselves. That label is ‘creative.’ I have been teaching for twenty-five years. (And making art for longer than that.) I have never, ever encountered a person who was not creative in some form.” 5 years ago


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