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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for further updates on my photography goals. 6 months ago

BusyDoingNothingIntro course

So I have just finished a 5 week introduction to photography course which helped me to learn how to use my DSLR. I actually enjoyed it more than I would and learned a lot, however how much you can learn in a 5 week course is quite limited and since I stopped I must confess I haven’t really taken many photos (except with my iPhone which doesn’t count).

If anyone can recommend any online photography courses that are not too expensive or challenges that will keep me using my camera then please let me know! 8 months ago


So I’ve just talked to someone who was very enthusiastic about my photography and asked for some business cards so he could recommend me to my friends.10 months ago

heartfilledmindsWeek 5

The theme was hats 10 months ago

heartfilledminds52 weeks

I’m participating in a 52 weeks project and this is what I’ve managed so far:

10 months ago

heartfilledmindsCanon 6d

So I’ve just ordered a Canon 6d and I cannot wait to use it. It comes with free Adobe software and also with a Wacom drawing tablet.

I really wanted a new camera. My old camera is 3 years old and I thought it was too risky to use it as my main camera. What if I’m shooting a wedding and my camera breaks down.

It’s also a full-frame camera and I’ve wanted a full-frame camera for a long time.

I still can’t wait to use it.

This year will be the year that I will become more professional as a photographer. Mattijs is working on improving my site, I will do more promotions, I am learning to edit pictures better, I have better equipment.

It will be a good year :)

10 months ago

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I actually took some pretty cool pictures today, I wish I had more time to take pictures 15 months ago


Living in a city can be beautiful sometimes. I love to see lines, symmetry, boxes, geometry. I love it when sometimes you walk past a spot you’ve walked past at least a 1000 times and you suddenly see the beauty of it.

15 months ago


Yesterday’s photo. A brenizer expansion. This is definitely a technique I want to control and I want to improve my skills.

What do you think,do you like it?

15 months ago

heartfilledminds 15 months ago

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BusyDoingNothingProper camera

I have taken the plunge and finally invested in a DSLR! I love taking pictures and looking at pictures…applications like Instagram have really enhanced my interest.

Now I want to take that interest and improve my skills. Took my camera on its first outing today, now I need to learn how to use something other than auto settings :-)

If anyone wants to follow me on Instagram feel free…my name is ‘bearinablouse’ 17 months ago

jogobela 18 months ago

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BusyDoingNothing 20 months ago

Denyce Brown:)

There are so many photographers in the world and I know I am just one of many. I knew I would never make money at it but I knew I had something special to share with the world. I am currently doing charity photography for people in a rough time. I work with women shelters, people nominate other people who have fallen on hard times & deserve it. I do all of their photography for free. :) A lot of people say- when things get better, I will take pictures of the baby or kids- but we all know that babies and kids change everyday. I love helping people out and I never charge a Dime! I have gotten tips but I never want anything except for people to see themselves as I do through my lens. I work in Utah, if you know anyone who needs some help, let me know. 22 months ago

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