Last week this blog turned three years old. Thank goodness the terrible twos are over. And yet, sometimes I pine for the days when it was just an infant. Back when I had time to post three times per day.
In honor of its third anniversary, I thought a give-away would be in order. I have the booty, as I’ve recently received my copies of Excel 2007 VBA Programmer’s Reference. The only thing that’s missing is a suitable contest. Regular readers can appreciate that I’ve run out of contest ideas since the entry fee for the last one was to simply send me an email. Even then, some people didn’t do it right.
This time I’m making the contest harder. First, I’m not providing a link to my email. That’s right, you’ll have to find out my email address on your own. To qualify, you must send me an email with the words “Stupid Contest” in the subject and the number of books listed on the Daily Dose of Excel Book List page that you own in the body. It’s OK if you own zero, the number is irrelevant. It’s not hard, just harder than doing nothing.
If you also include your favorite April Fools joke that involves Excel, you can be entered in the contest one additional time (that makes two times if you get the first part right).
The winner will be chosen randomly from a group of entrants. To be included in that group, you must have a proper subject line, a proper answer to the first question, I have to receive your email by Friday, April 6th at 2:00 PM CDT, and optionally an April Fools joke that involves Excel and is at least reasonably funny or cruel (as judged by me). All normal disclaimers apply. I’ll be announcing the winner’s name on this blog, so if you don’t want your name on the web, don’t enter.
If you include an April Fools prank, put it in a comment as well. If you get it from somewhere else, be sure to credit the source.