200th Post

Yippee! My 200th post.

I have to admit that this blog is more work than I bargained for. Once, I was a pretty steady newsgroup poster, but that seems to be dwindling. I justify it by saying that I help more people via this blog than that one-at-a-time stuff in the newsgroups (yeah, right).

Whatever the case, it’s been an enjoyable experience so far. I’ve learned a lot from posting and reading your comments, so thanks for that. I’ve committed to myself that I will continue this blog for a year and evaluate it at that time. After a year, I should have about 800 posts if I maintain the pace. Eight hundred posts should cover just about everything there is to know about a Excel, don’t you think?

So this post isn’t completely devoid of interesting content, here’s a poll for you:

The difficulty level of content on this blog is
too advanced for me.
too simple for me.
just right/a good mix.

  
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6 thoughts on “200th Post

  1. Dick the blog is ace, full of usefull info and good banter. I think 800 would just be the tip of the iceburg.
    Keep up the good work old boy

  2. Just found your blog recently, and I think you’re doing a wonderful job. Some things are a little beyond my reach (I’m pretty novice at programming), but it’s nice to know that when I’m ready for them, they’ll be there.

  3. Just found your blog recently, and I think you’re doing a wonderful job. Some things are a little beyond my reach (I’m pretty novice at programming), but it’s nice to know that when I’m ready for them, they’ll be there.

  4. Hey Dick – I found this when J-Walk linked to you a couple weeks ago. Being a relative newbie to all that XL has to offer, you’re posting a lot of great info that’s enlightening and instructive.

  5. Dick,

    Speaking of more work than you bargained for, don’t forget that your readers fall into the same category. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ended up reworking a number of spreadsheets upon learning that one new technique that makes it all the better / faster / more foolproof, etc…

    The day I learned that sumif was much faster than vlookup I spent a full day reworking my files, but it dropped the recalc time on my budget analysis by over 90% (having quit the job two weeks later, though, that was a time investment I did not recoup). Even the simplest tip can be a huge payoff to someone.


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