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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MamaKittyChristmas goodies

Love,love, love this book. It’s giving me a winter baseball fix. 1 year ago

MamaKittyRetiring the goal for now

It was a good run for the Cardinals. Dog earring the page, but turning it none the less. Time for me to change focus

I’ll follow the Hot Stove league activities. Maybe I’ll go to Winter Warm-Up. And the goal of going to spring training still attracts me.

I’ve yet to learn how to fill out a score card.

All in good time. 2 years ago



The most exciting month in baseball! I’m hoping for a full October of play for the Cardinals.

The Wild Card playoff will be Oct. 5. Hopefully,the Cards will be playing the Braves. I’m scheduled to work that night, but I asked for a voluntary staff reduction, with a chance to get the night off. Otherwise, I’ll tivo it and watch it either way.

Currently, I’m reading “One Last Strike,” written by Tony La Russa, former manager of the Cardinals. Thirty well spent dollars and 3 hours in line, granted me a personally autographed copy and an opportunity to shake the former skippers hand. 2 years ago


I’m a _FAN_atic!

I love the intricacies, strategies, emotions, the grind….

I love the discipline, teamwork, quirky influences….

I love the statistics, the scouting, A-AA-AAA ball, how huge a support system….

I love the history, the interviews, the men playing a boys game….

The money? It’s part of the fabric. It bothers me sometimes. Other times, it’s just part of the game.

My learning about baseball may be a lifetime endeavor. It’s one of my dreams to be a highly knowledgeable 80 year old, teaching my grandkids the beauty of this great American pastime. 2 years ago

Madeline KollerI've never been a sports person...

So as I was sitting around one day, I got to thinking, “Maybe I should look into taking interest in sports, like all the normal people do.”

I decided that football was too vulgar, soccer too rare in America, and basketball, while an amazing choice, just not currently in my line of interest. Therefore, I decided baseball would be the most fun option.

So I guess, for this goal, I’m going to try to take an interest in MLB. Who knows? It could be fun. 2 years ago

change everythingYou're never done learning,

but the goal was to “learn more” and I definitely have learned since the beginning of this season. I talk to K alot about the poetry in baseball, what makes it so different (and in my opinion, so much better) than other sports… my education continues every April through October, but for now, I’m considering this goal as accomplished. 7 years ago

change everythingBaseball is good

It’s always been good, but it’s better if you know a little something about it. My education continues. I’m almost done with my first baseball book, have another about statistics coming in the next few weeks, and plan to watch the newly released DVD of the 1987 world series over the summer. 7 years ago

change everythingbaseball: we leave for spring training in one week!

I am ordering a book from the library that I found on amazon, reviewed to be a good overview. I already had another baseball book on my library list, but I think this will help me at spring training, and then I’ll read the other one as the season starts (the other one is about baseball statistics). Review also says it has a section on types of pitches, which I’m really intrigued with.

I’m on my way! 7 years ago

change everythingI've been complimented

on how much I know for a girl, but I still sometimes feel like a poser…this season, I hope to learn even more so I don’t feel that way anymore. 7 years ago


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