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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Draw for 30 minutes every day just for the fun of it.

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sandhosa30 Day Drawing Challenge

Going to start drawing for 30 days on October 15, 2013 and use this as a guide! This image is by Amanda Mijangos at http://culturacolectiva.com/30-dibujos-para-retomar-las-buenas-costumbres/. 9 months ago


sol♥sea 2 years ago


sol♥seagladiolus

These are among my favorite flowers so I bought a bunch of them recently. I love the way they beautify the home and they’re fun to draw, too. 14 months ago


sol♥seacastle dreams

from the 30 minutes a day collection ;) (although these take me a few days to complete – they’re a lot of fun to do) 18 months ago


phichix 23 months ago


sol♥seadrawing dreams

Thanks to FrancieFlowers for coming up with this goal that got me to draw more often. It helped me realize that this is something I truly love to do and I want to improve and develop some professional level artistic skills. I’ve added a goal to learn how to do botanical illustrations. I love drawing plants; I enjoy botany, so this seems like a natural way to extend my efforts. I’m a member of the local botanic gardens and they offer courses and workshops. The next one that I would qualify for is in a couple of months, so if all goes well, I plan to participate. I have some things to work on in the meantime, and I’m drawing with a renewed sense of purpose. 22 months ago


sandhosa 23 months ago


sol♥searunaway

The other day I saw this balloon soaring high and fast over the trees as though it were late to some party in the sky where all the runaway balloons go. I drew this mostly with a mechanical pencil. 23 months ago


sol♥sealittle experiments

Here’s a sample –one of those ideas I roughed out on my little papers. Someday it might grow up to be something. For now, it’s just a thought. 2 years ago


sol♥sealittle papers

To make this easier and more likely that I’ll do this I got some small sheets (about 4.5×6.5) to keep with me to sketch and record thoughts and ideas. Now whenever I have a few minutes, I try some out – it’s not always 30 minutes at a time but maybe 10-15 minutes here and there. Plus, with the small size, I don’t feel the pressure to come up with a final piece – it’s just for fun, for generating ideas, and to keep me in the habit. So far it’s helping me to draw more frequently and plan for the bigger projects. 2 years ago


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