Was it Really That Believable?

  • Comments: 4
  • Written on: April 2nd, 2007

Syndicate This Apparently there are a lot of you out there that think I really would sell Schrock Innovations to Best Buy if I was given the chance. In fact, 17 of you thought I was serious and two of my employees nearly quit over the deal!

Yesterday morning I updated the homepage of this blog with a new header and claimed that I had sold Schrock Innovations to Best Buy. What I thought would be a harmless April Fools day prank soon developed into one of the most viewed and commented upon posts ever placed on my blog.

More than 700 people read the post in a matter of 8 hours, with 17 readers (as of right now) commenting on it. If I knew that announcing the sale of my company would get all of my usually quiet readers to comment, I would have said it long ago! In addition, my blog rocketed up 100,000 places making it the 57,616th most popular blog overall on the Internet. ( I know, it sounds lame. But when you consider there are 71 million blogs out there, 56,000th isn’t so bad)

I had one employee actually email me his resignation over the sale of the Schrock Innovations to Best Buy, and another employee called me twice to confirm that I was really joking and that he would not have to move to Kansas City to keep his job.

In case anyone else out there was really confused over the deal (as commenter Jeff was apparently concerned about) I am not selling Schrock to anyone, nor would I if given the opportunity. I truly love what I do and would not trade it for any other job in the world. I love my customers, coworkers, and daily routine. In fact, there is a lot of work to be done to bring even more local computer users and business owners into the Schrock Innovations fold.

With that, I will say happy April Fools Day. I will have to be even craftier next year to top this one!

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