It appears that someone at Microsoft has dropped the ball and awarded me again as an MVP. I remember the days when I would spend hours in the newsgroups. Now I get in there a couple of times a month. Once there, I realize that the questions are the same as they were 10 years ago. That’s bad for my motivation, but there is a good side to it.
At one point in my career I thought that eventually everyone would know the Excel basics and there would be no need for people like me. You know, I think it was a kind of misplaced arrogance. It’s as if now that I’m answering questions in the newsgroups, people are actually going to learn something. One trip to the newsgroups assures me that there will always be people learning Excel at every level. Just when you see someone attain some level of competence, there’s someone else behind him to ask how to put a value and a formula in the same cell (you can’t).
If you’d like to peer into the lives of MVPs read this.
Re the title: I know that nobody actually envies MVPs, I just can’t resist an off-color joke.