How-To Geek Gets the Microsoft MVP Award, Thanks to You

By Lowell Heddings on January 10th, 2011

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The How-To Geek has won a Microsoft MVP award for the second year in a row, and it’s all thanks to you, our great readers that keep the site going. Join us for some mutual back-patting and some terrible photography of all the award stuff.

Of course, if you’re familiar with the MVP award you’ll probably know that it’s actually for a single person, but in my opinion the award belongs to the entire How-To Geek community, without which this site would be nothing.

Terrible Photography of the Award

If there’s one thing I’ve learned by receiving this award, it’s that I’m possibly the world’s worst photographer. It took me like 20 minutes just to get this terrible shot—and then I realized that there were fingerprints all over the award itself.

In any case, they send you a little card for your wallet, a pin, an award for the wall, and then the nice piece of glass—once you’ve gotten the award once, you just get the little glass piece for the next year if you win again. The quality of each piece is really impressive, and it’s literally the only thing I’m proud enough to have on the wall of my office.

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Once I looked a little closer at the award, I realized something…

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That’s right… Microsoft decided that I’m officially a “Windows Expert”. If they knew I was typing this on a MacBook Air, I’m pretty sure they’d take it away from me—nobody tell them! =)

And again, thanks to all of you, the readers who always read every article, leave helpful and constructive feedback, and make this site what it is today.

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/10/11
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