a meta-advice blog: discussion about and (yes!) advice on the pillars of the advice column world
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
In case you didn't notice, this blog is on vacation. See you in September, as the song goes! (Oh wait, it IS September. OK, see you in the second half of the month). In the meantime, content yourselves with 10 years of Carolyn Hax chat archives: The Hall of Repressed Memories
You may need a Washington Post account to sift through all of these.....not sure....
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!