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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Bob Maucher is doing 30 things including…

Throw Out the First Pitch of a Major League Baseball Game


Bob Maucher has written 1 entry about this goal

Play Ball!

This goal dates back to my youth. I played Little League baseball, and then continued with recreational baseball until I was 16. I still have an interest in the game, and enjoy watching the Phillies as well as playing in my various softball leagues.

I don’t have much interest in the attention this goal would attract, nor would I find any boost to my ego. I think this is simply one goal that I could look back on later in life, and it would bring a smile to my face.

An ancillary goal to this would be to attach a condition to my pitch. A condition that would come true should I throw a strike. I am thinking something to the effect of free memberships to my website for everyone at the game, or a donation to my charity. Maybe this could tie to my $10,000 donation goal.

I’d have to make sure I throw a strike…


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