I don’t remember exactly how I stumbled upon J.D. Roth’s Get Rich Slowly blog (probably because I was trying to find tax information online, duh), but is easily one of the most interesting blogs I’ve ever read.

I mean, just look at this post on “The Truth About Taxes.” It’s about the dreaded “t” word, which would normally have me running for the hills. It’s a long post, to be sure, but not once did my eyes glaze over. The information JD’s posted is easy to understand and clearly laid out. There are plenty of references and links, not to mention excellent use of visuals with some pretty cool charts (that he created himself).

And when was the last time you saw the words “for more exciting information about taxes” and believed the writer actually meant them?

This isn’t just a blog about finance, in my opinion. It’s a lesson in communicating clearly and well on a subject the author feels passion for.

And that’s what good communication is about.

Have you come across other non-communication blogs that you feel the same way about? Please share, I’d love to know.

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Shonali Burke
Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke helps purpose-driven brands bring big ideas to life. She teaches at The Johns Hopkins University, has gone back to school herself with the Harvard Business Analytics Program, and is creator/lead instructor at The Social PR Virtuoso® online training hub , where ambitious PR pros learn how to unleash their inner Social PR superheroes. Owned by Lola the Basset Hound, she's mad about ABBA, bacon, cooking, dogs, and Elvis, though not necessarily in that order. Wouldn't you like to be in her kitchen?
Shonali Burke
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