If you blog long enough, you probably start a section for rants. It’s evitable. You get more comfortable with your voice and you realize that you have an outlet, finally, to vent to the world no matter how small your readership is… This isn’t my first real rant. I think I railed enough about our healthcare system and glossy magazines, but this could qualify as my first “pure” rant.
On msn.com, I came across a section titled “Spring Cleaning Tips from Celebs” including the likes of Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow of Goop.com fame. While I wouldn’t be surprised if Martha actually did clean just for the thrill of it, I think celebs advice can be summed up with: Ask the Maid(s) to do a deeper cleaner of my 10-bedroom mansion. Please don’t pretend you’re like the rest of us in this category.
On the same note, I recently read 1 or 2 articles in Real Simple magazine about work-life balance. I believe one wrote books while the other freelanced for magazines and newspapers. Both had children but worked from home most days. While they did have some good tips, I could not take their advice seriously. If you work from home, you are not in a position to give work-life advice. You have a lot more flexiblity than many people out in the work world. Maybe I’m being a bit harsh but I want real-world advice from worker bees who don’t have that much flexibility or control over their schedules. I guess that’s what blogs are for?