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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Robert Cottrell in Edinburgh is doing 19 things including…

go to 43 concerts

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Robert Cottrell has written 1 entry about this goal

Marillion, 2004 (London, UK)

This was the first concert that I traveled 5,000 miles to see. This time around they actually had a North American tour, but I thought it would be fun to catch a home town show in London.

I was first introduced to the band in high school and have been a fan ever since. If I had to pick a favorite band, this would be it.

I have been to a few shows with bands whose music I liked but just couldn’t deliver at live performances. Luckily this wasn’t one of those bands. The show was an intense, high energy and fun performance. It was over too soon.

One thing that really impressed me as I stood in queue for an hour and a half before the show was how close I felt musically with the other fans coming to concert. They talked about the evolution of the band through the years. They talked about other progressive rock bands they listened to, bands that I also enjoy. Somehow my somewhat unusual musical tastes didn’t seem so strange.

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