Where to begin?
Until recently, I was happily posting little tidbits of tax stuff, mostly gleaned from the IRS’s tax tip releases and some original posts written when I could get time away from the tax practice.
Then an old friend, who is also a writer, publisher, editor, and internet-marketing expert, pointed out that I should use my blog posts to boost my internet presence and market myself online. [Frankly, I always thought people just stumbled onto blogs by accident or found you by some miracle. I really didn’t think much about it. However, that is another blog on another day.]
In addition to following some of her great tips, I also began looking for other tax blogs and quickly realized that there was a whole tax blogging community. They appeared to be a supportive group too, re-tweeting posts, linking to each other’s blog pages, writing flattering posts about each other, generally a very pleasant blogging experience.
That is, until I read a post by June Walker. Now, to be fair, June did not strike first. No, she was set off by a couple of bloggers, The Wondering Tax Pro, aka “Sammy Segar, CPA” and The Tax Lawyer’s Blog aka “Attila Attorney” to be specific. Each of these bloggers disagreed with her post, You Do Not Need a Business Checking Account.
Now, if you have ever thought that accountants were docile number crunchers, you were wrong, at least as it applies to Ms. Walker. You can check out her retaliation here.
In addition, as this saga drags on, it appears that I am soon to be the target of Ms. Walkers rants as I might have been a bit harsh in my comments to her retaliation post. I am not going to go into the whole thing here since you can click on the link and page down to my post. Mine starts “OMG -I can’t believe what I am reading. Is this how tax bloggers behave?”
Although I risk being the target of her mean spirited rants, I stand by my “chick think” statement. I believe some of her comments were snide, belittling, unprofessional, and unnecessary – In the same way a bunch of women might stand around the water cooler and gossip about the pretty girl in the office next door. . However, that’s just my opinion.
So here you go Ms. Walker, rip me apart. It certainly won’t take a genius to find flaws in my blog posts. I definitely need an editor. LOL. However, it will be interesting to see how many mistakes she was able to find in my comment posted on her blog…kind of like a Where’s Waldo exercise.
Oh…do I get a “composite figure?” How exciting. I cannot wait to find out. 🙂
Now off to take care of the important things in life, like putting my granddaughter to bed.
Oh and yes, that’s me and the grandbaby right after we finished this evenings bath.