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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take a spontaneous trip
Ayr, Scotland

Yes, I was already in Scotland when I did this. But I decided one day to go to Glasgow Central, take a look at the departures board and just go wherever suited me at that particular moment. I was sort of thinking of heading up to the highlands, but there wasn’t anything leaving for Fort William within the hour. Instead I got a ticket for Ayr and was on my way out of Glasgow 10 minutes later.

I’ve never been to Ayr before; just seen it from elsewhere. The beach there is quite nice, but not as good as Troon. I took a very long walk to a castle ruin that I spotted when I got to the water, and in the end I spent about 4 hours there. It was great! I really appreciated just being able to decide where to go on a whim like that. If I had a car or access to a real rail system, it’s something I’d do more often for sure.


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