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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dearmanhattanTRAIL OF TERROR (CT).

This had always been one of my goals! Last year I started volunteering at a very popular haunted trail in CT for the month of October. I don’t get paid, but I still love it. You get to dress up and scare people, and you make great friends with the people that work with you! 6 years ago


I started working at a haunted house this year. I play a possessed little girl and it is amazingly fun. Plus, I get $6.50 an hour! 8 years ago

Alana JosephEvery year!

I work in a haunted house every year and love it! It’s much more fun than being in the movies or on TV, you can see the audience response right away. It’s great fun! 8 years ago

hushhushcassandraoh noes!

it’s almost october again and i still have no clue how you’d go about this. volunteer? apply? where? 8 years ago

FlashI was the bloody bride

Unpaid, of course. My job was to stand unnoticed in the corner and then let out an occasional ear-piercing shriek. The whole thing was really cheesy, it wasn’t even trying to be sophisticated or look real.

But it was damn fun! You would think people would point to the cardboard coffins and the obviously fake styrofoam skulls and laugh, but people really wanna be scared, so they play along. It seemed like we were all playing our roles—the audience was acting as much as I was! 9 years ago

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