My name is Mark Goodfield. Welcome to The Blunt Bean Counter ™, a blog that shares my thoughts on income taxes, finance and the psychology of money. I am a Chartered Professional Accountant. This blog is meant for everyone, but in particular for high net worth individuals and owners of private corporations. My posts are blunt, opinionated and even have a twist of humour/sarcasm. You've been warned. Please note the blog posts are time sensitive and subject to changes in legislation or law.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

1000th Page Read- CRA Audit-Will I Be Selected

I started my blog in September 2010 figuring I needed to get with “social media” and because I like to write and usually have an opinion. My initial goals were to have someone other then my immediate family read the blog and maybe attract a corporate client or two over time.

This month two of my blogs registered over 1000 page reads which is a personal milestone. I know page reads are not unique reads (but that is all Blogger gives you) and for many bloggers 1,000 page reads may not mean much; but being slightly self indulgent, it means at least my objective of being read by more than my family is being achieved.

One of the reasons (beside the titillating subject matter) my blog CRA Audit-Will I Be Selected hit this milestone was the traffic directed to the blog by a notation by Ram Balakrishnan of the Canadian Capitalist in his weekly blog roundup.

I previously have had the opportunity to thank Larry MacDonald, Rob Carrick, Dianne Nice, Jim Yih and Michael James for their support of my blog, but by happenstance, I have not had that opportunity to thank Ram and wish to do so now.

As the Canadian Capitalist is amongst the most recognized financial blogs in Canada, it requires no introduction. However, I would like to note that besides Ram’s very practical and insightful blogs, you should read the comments and answers on the blog, as Ram’s answers are often as educational as the blog itself.

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  1. Thanks for the mention Mark. This is an excellent blog that I get great value out of. Thank you for writing it!

  2. Thx for the kind words, I appreciate you initially not being above taking a look at my start up blog, I knew you were okay when you said you liked the tv series the Big Bang Theory :)