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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find my dad
Whos my dad?

Okay, so all my live ive been told my dad was bobby cowell, but today i found my mums diary and i read it. i know its not my personal stuff to read but i’m sure every 17 year old wants to know what they mum was like they’re age…so in this diary was just about what she did everyday and luckily it was when she found out she was having me. so i read on…and in one page shes says “didnt know how much i hated bobby till today hes just one horrible twat and im glad this baby is not his.” in this book, shes in love with bobby and also someone called Andrew Muir….i want to know which one of them is my dad. i cant ask my mum as she’ll go mad knowing i’ve been at her stuff…plus i dont want to hurt her by asking. what should i do?


Olympus10 is living my life the way I want and never regretting it!!!


I’m sorry you don’t who your dad is, I wish I didn’t know who my dad is :p
It looks to me like you might want to try to contact Andrew Muir, just ask him a couple of questions, maybe meet him in person. You look old enough to do that stuff without your mum knowing.
Just a little warning:
Sometimes it’s better to not know the truth

Olympus10 is living my life the way I want and never regretting it!!!

Oh, and if Andrew or Bobby is not alive anymore you might want to get your DNA tested

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