Three years of Excel Blogging – A quick review

Note: This is not an Excel post…

I totally forgot that today is the 3rd Anniversary of my Excel blog.  Time really flies.  Thanks WordPress for sending this 3rd Anniversary notification to me.  What’s a pleasant surprise! 🙂

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Did you know how many posts are here in

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I can’t believe it.  It’s 185 posts! Including this post, it turns to 186 posts.  That means I published more than 1 post per week since I started it.  I didn’t know I am so hard working.

So which posts got most views in 2016 so far?

Post Views
When unhide row doesn’t work… 50409
Dropdown calendar in Excel 47196
Perform VLOOKUP with 2 lookup values 43654
Advanced vlookup – wildcard characters “? and “*”” 19038
Advanced vlookup – Text vs. Number 16149

Obviously, VLOOKUP is still the most common function that people like to explore.  But you know what? The more I know Excel, the less I use VLOOKUP indeed.

Also tell you this…

I am actually a bit complacent when I Google some key words like “cannot unhide row in Excel“, “Dropdown calendar in Excel“, “vlookup 2 values“, “copy from protected excel sheet” and see my posts appear on the first result page, sometimes even on the top.  🙂

Where are my readers coming from?

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<Top 10> 

Not surprisingly, majority of readers come from United States.  Even less surprisingly is the number from Hong Kong, where I come from and live in.  I doubt if all the views from Hong Kong are coming from my friends or people who knows me.  🙂

The journey starts at low… but rewarding!

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Honestly, the first year was difficult.    What I mean is not the writing process but the emotional one.  I kept writing but no one was reading… not such a good feeling, right?

Nevertheless we have a proverb “萬事起頭難” in Chinese.  It means “The first step is the hardest. As long as you persevere, you are bound to succeed.

I wouldn’t say I have succeeded.  But frankly, this journey is quite rewarding.  I learn so much in the progress.

If you are (still) reading this, I sincerely thank you!  You are the motivation for me to keep on writing on this blog @, aka BeExcellence!

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  Let’s Excel together!


About MF

An Excel nerd who just transition into a role related to data analytics at current company......😊 Recently in love with Power Query and Power BI.😍 Keep learning new Excel and Power BI stuffs and be amazed by all the new discoveries.
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4 Responses to Three years of Excel Blogging – A quick review

  1. excel addict says:

    Yep,,certainly learnt a great deal over those years!


  2. Jackie says:

    Thank you! I appreciate your blog and have learned so much from this.


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