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Vote for your favorite US state migration dashboard

Published on Jun 23, 2014 in blogging

They are here! the shortlisted 12 entries of our dashboard contest for 2014 are here.

Please take a minute to review the entries and cast your vote. Click here.

Go ahead and cast your vote. Online voting for your favorite entries closes at midnight on 25th June, Wednesday (2014), Pacific time.

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Best of Chandoo.org – 2013

Published on Dec 31, 2013 in blogging, Learn Excel
Best of Chandoo.org – 2013

This year has been busiest year since inception of Chandoo.org. Wow, that is 10 years in a row of breaking previous records.

We had 101 posts, 7,400+ comments this year. Since our forum went thru a migration, I could not gather exact stats for forum. We have trained more than 2,500 people thru my online classes – Excel School, VBA Classes & Power Pivot classes.

More than 7.5 million people visited our site in last 1 year (up 14%) and consumed a whopping 20 million pages (up 16%). Each of these visitors spent an average of 2 minutes 21 seconds on our site becoming awesome in Excel. There are 1.8 million people who spent at least 15 minutes on our site.

We have added more than 25,000 members to our newsletter / RSS reader community, crossing 80,000 mark. It is a busy year.

Read on to find the best of Chandoo.org in 2013.

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Love letters to Chandoo.org

Published on Feb 14, 2013 in blogging
Love letters to Chandoo.org

Hi folks,

Today is valentines day. So I thought I should share a few love letters I recently got.

Correction: These letters are not for me, but for our site – Chandoo.org

Addendum: Don’t write me off yet. In my college days I did get all of 17 love letters, mostly because campus postman mistook me (room number 79) for the six foot athletic hunk in room number 29.

While I may not get cat calls & suggestive remarks when I walk on the street, Chandoo.org, the site would totally be kissed and hugged by people of all sexes and ages (well 21 and above).

You see, our site is like Ryan Gosling of Excel websites (or Mila Kunis). Those of slightly older can imagine Chandoo.org as George Clooney or Marissa Tomei of the data analysis world.

How else can I explain the barrage of love letters I get for Chandoo.org?

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Please take our readership survey and help me make you awesome in 2013 [Surveys]

Published on Jan 2, 2013 in blogging

Hi friends & readers of Chandoo.org

I hope you had a fantastic start to 2013. Mine was awesome so far.

This year, I am even more committed to making you awesome in what you do. As a first step, I have created a small survey to know how we can help you better this year.

Please take our 2013 readership survey [takes less than 5 mins to answer]

That is all for now. Wishing you an awesome, Excellent new year 2013.

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Best of Chandoo.org – 2012

Published on Dec 31, 2012 in blogging, Learn Excel
Best of Chandoo.org – 2012

This year has been the busiest year since the inception of Chandoo.org. We had 161 posts, 8,900+ comments, 33,500+ forum posts. We have trained more than 2,500 students thru training programs like Excel School & VBA Classes this year alone. More than 6.5 million people visited our site this year (up 82%),  consuming a whopping […]

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People & Websites that Helped me in 2012 [Thank you message]

Published on Dec 28, 2012 in blogging, personal

2012 has been the most awesome year since we started Chandoo.org.

The credit for this goes to our community of Excel users – that is you.

For practically every day of 2012, you have inspired me (and all of us at Chandoo.org) to learn something new, share and make you awesome. I know I say this many times, but I can never feel enough – Thank you for your support to Chandoo.org.

Apart from you, there are many other amazing people & companies that played a role in our success. In this post, let me highlight them & express my sincere gratitude.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2013

Published on Dec 21, 2012 in blogging, personal
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2013

We wish you a merry Christmas & very happy New Year 2013. May your holidays be filled with joy and warmth. And your new year with lots of hope, fun, strength and awesomeness.

I also want to tell you how thankful & fortunate I feel to have your support in this year. Your desire to learn Excel & become awesome at your work motivates me everyday to learn & share. 2012 is a memorable year because of you. Thank you.

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Welcome to Chandoo.org – A short introduction to our site

Published on Jul 27, 2012 in blogging, Learn Excel
Welcome to Chandoo.org – A short introduction to our site

Welcome to Chandoo.org. Thank you so much for taking time to visit us.

Over the last few weeks, we have quite a few new members to the site. Its good time I said hello and introduced this site to you.

PS: If you have been following chandoo.org for a while, you can still find useful information in this post. So read on.

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Oops, I did not do it [Site down time update]

Published on May 30, 2012 in blogging
Oops, I did not do it [Site down time update]

So that was stressful. As many of you know, our main site http://chandoo.org/wp/ was down for good part of last 2 days due to a mysterious PHP error. After trying to fix it for 2 days and drawing a blank every time, I gave up and used my trump card – delete wordpress and manually re-install it. That seemed to do the trick. I can load the site alright, write this post and share the news with you.

I will post something awesome & useful on Excel tomorrow. Wish you a beautiful day ahead.

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Six Quick Updates

Published on Jan 16, 2012 in blogging, Learn Excel, VBA Macros

Hello my friend,

I have a few quick updates to start the week. Just read on to keep up.

Excel VBA section of Chandoo.org

During last few weeks, I have spent several hours organizing all the VBA material on Chandoo.org. I am happy to announce our brand to Excel VBA area of the site.

This section has Excel VBA overview, examples, videos, tips, books, references & more. Check it out.

Read on for the remaining 5 updates…

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Best of Chandoo.org – 2011

Published on Dec 30, 2011 in blogging
Best of Chandoo.org – 2011

This year has been the most hectic since we started Chandoo.org. We had 178 posts, more than 7,500 comments & 10,000 forum posts. We have trained more than 2,500 students thru Excel school, VBA Classes & Financial Modeling Classes this year alone.

More than 3.5 million people visited our site this year, spending an average of 2:30 minutes per visit, consuming a whopping total of 10.5 million page views. Just to give you a comparison, last year (2010), we had 1.5 million people visiting 5.5 million pages. We have also added 17,000 more RSS / Newsletter members this year. It is a hectic year for the site.

To wrap up the wonderful year, I want to share a list of posts that most of you loved.

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People & Websites that Helped me in 2011 [Thank you message]

Published on Dec 28, 2011 in blogging

2011 has been the most awesome year since we started Chandoo.org.

Without doubt, the credit goes to our community – that is you.

I feel very fortunate to have you in our community. You inspire me to learn & share. I know I said this several times, but everytime, I feel like I have not done enough. Thank you so very much.

Apart from our little community, I feel thankful to many others, who have helped me through out 2011 to make you awesome in Excel. In this post, I am highlighting them & expressing my gratitude.

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012

Published on Dec 22, 2011 in blogging, personal

Christmas & New year have always been our favorite holidays. Many of our relatives & friends visit us around this time. The weather is excellent. This year, it seems even more special. Nakshatra & Nishanth (our twins) are looking forward to this as much as we do. Plus, we are celebrating it in our new home. Feels magical.

We wish you Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012.

I also want to tell you how thankful I am for your love, support & kindness. Everyday, I feel inspired knowing that I can share my knowledge, mistakes & passion with all of you. Thank you so much for your eagerness to learn from me, we have a home now, we get to spend time with our kids and do things we love & care. Thank you.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2012

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Fancy Posts – using HTML Display Codes in Chandoo.org Posts

Normally when responding to a Post or a Forum Post you will see a plain old text response like
Chandoo.org

Occasionally you may see some Bold or Code highlighted like
Chandoo.org

How is this done and what else can I do to add value / pizazz to my posts ?

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5 Announcements for You [Quick Read]

Published on Aug 16, 2011 in blogging, Learn Excel
5 Announcements for You [Quick Read]

It is megaphone time at Chandoo.org. I have a few quick announcements about upcoming training programs & other interesting stuff. Just read on :)

1. VBA Classes – 2nd batch details.
2. Good news for our Indian customers
3. New Excel Formula Crash Course – from tomorrow (17 August)
4. Excel School prices going up!
5. Recommended Live Training – Mike’s Power Analyst Bootcamp in US

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