Five advice columns you need in your life

5 advice columns you should be reading

I love me a good advice column. Even more so when it’s penned by a sharp woman who is ONTO it. Here are my regular must-reads.

Ask A Manager

Alison Green is one of the most prolific bloggers in my Google Reader, posting multiple times a day with answers to a multitude of reader questions spanning the gamut from job-hunting to job-leaving and everything in between, like dealing with icky bosses and sucky colleagues. Your one-stop shop for everything workplace advice.

Pink Slipped

Susannah Breslin’s Forbes column is not strictly advice. But it is a no-BS column that often offers food for thought for writers and entrepreneurs, some of it actionable, some more thought-provoking and some just plain entertaining, like her frequent journalistic pieces about the porn industry (her beat).


Jen Dziura is the kind of intelligent, successful woman I could only ever dream of being. The smartest, most thoughtful agony aunt for professional dilemmas (the Cheryl Strayed for the workplace, perhaps), she is an idol among the other Gen Y females at my workplace.

Penelope Trunk

This lady needs no introduction. Love her or hate her, agree with her or not, she calls it like she sees it and often gets it right. Brutally honest (sometimes too open, some might say) and always provocative.

Smart, Pretty, Awkward

Molly Ford has built a successful blog off a very simple formula: three short snippets every day to help you be smarter, prettier and (less) awkward. Fun but practical bite-sized tips you can implement right there and then.

What are your favourite advice blogs?

3 thoughts on “Five advice columns you need in your life

  • Reply plantingourpennies November 3, 2012 at 01:12

    Have you ever read the “Social Q’s” column in the NYT? Not a blog, but a hilarious advice column that’s published weekly with the Sunday Styles section. Online column usually goes up Friday or Saturday. =)

  • Reply Molly November 4, 2012 at 08:30

    Thanks so much for including SP&A in your round-up of advice columns! I added you to the Press Page. Have a great weekend! xo, Molly

  • Reply Miss JJMiss JJ November 4, 2012 at 23:41

    Thanks to you, I have been reading Ask A Manager pretty regularly, and she rocks. Will check out the rest.
    By the way, I also think you do the BEST linkloves amongst all the blogs I read. I love most everything you link to. Your blog is the first I always check out for links when I run out of stuff to read.

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