a meta-advice blog: discussion about and (yes!) advice on the pillars of the advice column world
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Several hours later: the advice columns are once again present on the Trib home page. Don't know if this is the direct result of the email I sent to the Public Editor at about 7 a.m. (6 central), or if there was simply a techiglitch that has since been resolved. I prefer to think the former....
I'm a recent graduate of information school, part-time digital library production assistant, part-time electronic scholarly publishing assistant, bad-bridal-TV show-junkie, junior cat lady, and life-long advice column reader.
This blog follows the daily (or weekly) advice dispensed by some of the major advice columnists in my world--and probably in yours too.
I typically comment on the questions and answers, point out trends I've noticed, and track anything I've submitted and anything that's been printed (it happens, sometimes!). Long term goals include exploring the concept of the advice column in general--how it's changed, what it does, etc.--and commenting on books and movies featuring advice columns and columnists.
I hope you'll contribute your two cents--what do you think of the problems plaguing society today, and the way our (mostly female) fearless advisors approach them? Read something shocking, interesting, or hilarious? I'd also like to hear who you're reading, and how you like them, so I can check them out!