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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I’ve managed to get backstage passes to a number of concerts for a number of reasons. Some have been won, some have been because I’m mates with the band, some because I know security, and some just because I had the guts to blag.

One of the first things you should know about backstage is that it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes (on a bad backstage night) the band are too busy, the crew are always running around, and press and photographers are pretty rude to people they don’t know/like/work for. But sometimes (good night) you get fed, chatted to, treated wonderfully and get the chance to meet and hang out with some really cool people.

Another important thing is, if you have managed to blag backstage, make sure you look like you belong or security will spot you and throw you out. 7 years ago


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