You may have noticed, that until this one, all my blog posts have been a “Financial Fable”. For those of you who don’t know, a fable is a short story (usually involving animals) that is intended to teach a lesson. I decided to forego the animals (although Katie Kangaroo the Accountant had a nice ring to it) and just stick with stories about people. Why fables? Well, when I was looking for articles to share with my followers they all sounded the same….
“According to Internal Revenue Code Part 4, Chapter 23, Section 8, Paragraph 14….blah, blah blah…..”
“In order to justify an accumulation of income….blah blah….comprehensive definition….blah blah net passive income.”
“We believe in multi-logistical formative alliances both above and below the line….” (ok, I may have stolen that example from my favorite book “Can You Keep a Secret” by Sophie Kinsella, but it proves my point.)
All the accounting/bookkeeping/business articles I found were boring. The authors are trying too hard to sound intelligent and important. I get that. I do. I’m a firm believer in writing intelligently and grammatically correct. And I realize a lot of articles are written for accountants, not necessarily their clients. Accountants are used to reading tax code, accounting pronouncements, and other fascinating literature. But what about all the non-accountants who need a little accounting help, but don’t want to read the latest FASB pronouncement?
Why does it have to be boring? Why does it have to sound like the author had their thesaurus laying open next to them so they could find the fanciest word possible? Why must all accounting articles be written by sesquipedalianists using polysyllabic words? (sorry, I couldn’t resist). Can’t it be entertaining, informative, and easy to read at the same time??
That’s when I got the idea. I could write a story! Something a little easier to read than your standard accounting articles, but still teach something.
So, if you hate my fables and think they’re childish and unprofessional. That’s fine. There are plenty of other bloggers out there who write in a style more suitable for you. But for anyone else who agrees that learning can be entertaining and informative at the same time, please follow my blog, like me on Facebook and share with your friends.
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