My Lazy Accounting Blog for you guys to learn :)

Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-KnownPosts: 241Registered
Hello all

I have created a blog on WordPress covering a ranged of basic accounting topics for people wanting to learn accounting, Its just for a little fun and it will also test my memory of everything that I have learnt in the AAT.

Hopefully I can make one more 2 posts per week.

If you guys want a topic i.e. Income statement Balance Sheet ect, covered please let me know here and I will try and get round to doing it.

Be sure to check it out and follow/like. Link is below :)

http://lazyaccounting.wordpress.com/

For those of you that are not signed up to word press you can follow my page on facebook I will be posting on there as soon as a new post is up on my blog https://www.facebook.com/lazyaccounting

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  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    New Blog post up about Types of accounts and books of prim entry ! check it out http://lazyaccounting.wordpress.com/
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 1,954Registered
    Nice way to do some CPD, does it count as official CPD though?
  • topcattopcat Trusted Regular Posts: 452Registered
    how much traffic is this blog generating so far out of interest?
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    PGM wrote: »
    Nice way to do some CPD, does it count as official CPD though?

    I'm not sure if it does you will have to ask AAT.

    @topcat. Its been up for 6 days and I only have 271 views on there. I try my best to get it out there but I don't think it will get as many views as the social media blogs as they are just really popular. My blog is aimed at a very specific audience and it is educational. I try my best to keep it as down to earth as possible and I try my best to explain each subject with as much detail as possible yet keeping the word count down.

    The next post will be at the weekend or next week and I think it will be on the trial balance.

    If you have any advise on how I can generate more traffic then please share :)

    Thanks for all the views everyone
  • topcattopcat Trusted Regular Posts: 452Registered
    With regards to traffic put the link in your signature on here, as seo will already be built into aat forums and then when anyone comes across your previous posts from Google or on here instant traffic :-). Maybe have a notification list so you can automatically email users when you post new content (not sure on data protection act with this though). Then I would have a Google on search engine optimisation for word press. When you get a lot of unique traffic after 6 or 7 months might be worth using Google add sense if you wish to make a bit of pocket money
  • welshwizardwelshwizard Trusted Regular South WalesPosts: 465Registered
    More traffic? Why not Tweet AAT with a link?
  • topcattopcat Trusted Regular Posts: 452Registered
    Please keep us informed how you get on with traffic I am very interested to how quickly you build it up. The numbers you have for a less than week old blog are very impressive! Most blogs would struggle to get 10% of that in a week
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    Thanks guys, just tweeted AAT with the link I'm not sure how to make a signature on here as I cant seem to find it in the settings ect and also I would love to have my blog on google search just need to figure out how to get it on there
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    topcat wrote: »
    Please keep us informed how you get on with traffic I am very interested to how quickly you build it up. The numbers you have for a less than week old blog are very impressive! Most blogs would struggle to get 10% of that in a week

    Hi All

    Thanks for taking the time to view my blog traffic has been quite good for the past few days over 350 views since my blog has been published which was only 8 days ago.

    Just updated the layout of it its much easier to read and in my future posts I will include infographs if possible which will hopefully make information easier to digest.

    Again thanks for viewing and ill keep updating on here :)

    Gentle
  • topcattopcat Trusted Regular Posts: 452Registered

    Hi All

    Thanks for taking the time to view my blog traffic has been quite good for the past few days over 350 views since my blog has been published which was only 8 days ago.

    Just updated the layout of it its much easier to read and in my future posts I will include infographs if possible which will hopefully make information easier to digest.

    Again thanks for viewing and ill keep updating on here :)

    Gentle

    Hi ,

    loads better nice and modern looking now

    depending on how serious you are i would recommend getting a fully qualified domain name it will cost £4 a year aprox which is nothing and it improves SEO. Great site for domain name registration is interentbs.net they are based in the bohamers so you dont pay tax

    "Our local law does not require us to charge any Sales Tax or VAT to our customers; consequently we are not charging you any tax at all. You buy TAX-FREE!"

    if you do go this route i wouldn't get a .co domain or anything like that as google will not rank them as highlly as such as .com, .co.uk .org etc

    best of luck !
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    New post on Balancing Accounts and Trial Balance up on my blog.

    Please feel free to make any comments or if you would like me to do a specific topic feel free to let me know in this forums post or pm.

    Hope you enjoy

    http://lazyaccounting.wordpress.com/

    Gentle
    Donna Curling
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    Hey all

    Will be posting again on Thursday or Friday as I went on holiday last week stay tuned :)

    Gentle
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    For those of you that are not signed up to word press you can follow my page on facebook I will be posting on there as soon as a new post is up on my blog https://www.facebook.com/lazyaccounting

    I am taking some time off my blog due to real life issues right now but I will be back in June ish to post on the balance sheet ect.

    Stay Tuned and thanks you all so much for the views. You guys are the ones keeping me motivated to carry on with this blog. So thanks again :)
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    Its been 3 months since I have updated my blog so here is a new blog post up on the basics of the Balance Sheet
    http://lazyaccounting.wordpress.com/...wings-account/

    Blog Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/lazyaccounting

    Stay tuned for my next post which will be at the beginning of August
  • welshwizardwelshwizard Trusted Regular South WalesPosts: 465Registered
    Great idea here but you need to ensure that terminology is up to date. Remember, your audience (form here anyway) knows the 'balance sheet' as the 'statement of financial position' (SFP) and the 'fixed assets' as 'non-current assets' It may also be worth remembering that the format of the SFP changes for limited companies. There are other terminology issues but, overall, a good explanaiton of the key elements!
  • Gentle JesusGentle Jesus Well-Known Posts: 241Registered
    Great idea here but you need to ensure that terminology is up to date. Remember, your audience (form here anyway) knows the 'balance sheet' as the 'statement of financial position' (SFP) and the 'fixed assets' as 'non-current assets' It may also be worth remembering that the format of the SFP changes for limited companies. There are other terminology issues but, overall, a good explanaiton of the key elements!


    Hi

    Thanks for the feed back. I do know that this is the balance sheet for sole traders and partnerships. Once I get on to the limited companies I will use them terms. I did my qualification in 2009 so if anything has changed let me know. As in NVQ 3 to me it was the Balance Sheet but not in NVQ 4
  • topcattopcat Trusted Regular Posts: 452Registered
    Hi gentle Jesus would you mind linking to me at the top of your website with a quick description please? ( i will link back )

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    Would be great to have you all over there using this as a extra resource!"




  • nicd1981nicd1981 Well-Known LiverpoolPosts: 244AAT Licensed Accountant
    Hi Gentle, Is it ok if i add you and like your pages? I have began a blog for inspiration for both current and potential students and i am hoping to go into teaching.
    My blog site is http://wannabeanaccountant.blogspot.co.uk/
    Im hoping to get as many students as possible to comment on the blog to say why they chose accountancy and what hurdles the over came to get where they are today.
    Thanks in advance, and hope to continue to read your updates
    Nicola Cima Dip MA
    Nicola Donnelly ,MAAT, MIP, CIMA Dip MA

    Email: [email protected]
    Facbook Page: MEND Accounting
    Blog: http://wannabeanaccountant.blogspot.co.uk
    Twitter: @mendaccounting
    Website: http://www.mendaccounting.co.uk
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