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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do amateur stand up comedy


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Stand Up Comedy for the Amateur

WALK BEFORE YOU FLY – You have to become an amateur BEFORE you can go professional. I would recommend you take a class or a work shop first. They are offered more places than you think.

WATCH AND LEARN – If you cant/wont take a workshop, call your local comedy club and find out when their open mic nights are. DONT GO ON STAGE RIGHT AWAY. Go and watch once or twice, to get the feel.

GET MATERIAL – Know what you are going to talk about BEFORE you go on stage. Dont try and wing it, it is harder than it looks. Have your material rehearsed and know it off by heart. That will help.

TIME YOURSELF – You should come prepared with 4-6 minutes worth of material. That is about the average for an open mic.

KNOW THE RULES – Find out the rules of the club. do they allow x-rated material? Cursing?

FOLLOWING THE LIGHT – Every club has a light that tells you when to get off stage. When the light comes on, wrap up your act in the next 30 seconds or risk having your mic shut off.


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