So just how manly is tax blogging? So manly that it brings out the testosterone even on the distaff side, if the Genderanalyzer.com website is to be believed. This site guesses whether blogs are written by men or women using "artificial intelligence." So how "manly" is the TaxGirl.com, written by tax lawyer Kelly Erbe?
We think http://www.taxgirl.com is written by a man (80%)
Hmmm. Artificial intelligence has a ways to go. You'd think "TaxGirl" would have some weight in the analysis, though technically Kelly can be a boys name too.
What about longtime female blog mainstay BenefitsBlog? 87% manly.
So what about avowedly male tax blogs?
The TaxProf: 91% manly.
The TaxGuy? 98% manly.
Jim Maule: 81% manly.
Dan Shaviro: 92% manly.
Taxable Talk: 82% manly.
Tick Marks: 71% manly.
The Tax Lawyer: 72% manly.
The Wandering Tax Pro: 89% manly.
So are there any tax bloggers in touch with their feminine side? An unexpected one:
We think http://www.taxguru.net is written by a woman (62%)
It must be that picture of Kerry Kerstetter holding a cat (the full beard notwithstanding).
What about the Tax Update? We are 80% likely to be male, which puts us perilously close to metrosexuality. I'll work in some football references, or something.
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