My New Blog Crush Is A Brazen Careerist

I hope you won’t think me fickle, but I have new crush and she’s been taking up quite a lot of my time lately. Penelope Trunk’s blog, Brazen Careerist is so popular that she has tons of readers … 52,400 subscribers at present. Most of them probably think they’re stopping by to pick up a little career advice, but there is so much more to this woman than just how to get ahead in business.

We haven’t known each other for long … well, she doesn’t know me at all, but I do have a few favorites of hers I want to share with you. This bit of advice makes total sense to me. I have known this for a while now and actually managed to work it out on my own, but I was well into my forties before came together a flash of awareness. Here is another post that might look like business advice, but it’s really like a parachute in a way. Then there is this one, I like it because it might make you think differently about the stories you’ve been told about how having or finding the right job is the path to happiness.

Part of what I’ve been impressed with is the way that most of her favorite posts are about her relationships with the people in her life who mean the most to her. Of course you will find seeds of other topics tucked neatly in the intellectual soil waiting to germinate in your consciousness. She’s good that way … she knows how to take a bit of this and that and shape it into a good story that will make you want to stop by later to see what’s happening in her world. Before you know it you be hanging out like a stage door groupie, waiting for the next post. Okay, maybe you won’t have it that bad, but I do think you might enjoy a little nose around her space if you’ve got some time in your schedule.

And this crush thing … it doesn’t mean that I don’t still love you too, because you know I do!



10 thoughts on “My New Blog Crush Is A Brazen Careerist

  1. Hi Elizabeth.. Oh I am so pleased to have been pointed to this blog.. I have just read something, that I needed to know.. about the Autistic Spectrum.. and Asperger syndrome… .

    Thanks, funny what you find out when you delve into these blogs 🙂

    • Glad it was helpful Anne. I actually found it through a link from a textile artist’s website and it was the Asperger’s connection on the art site that made me go over to check her out.

  2. Elizabeth,

    1. About your post on my site, Thank you for stopping by. I don’t know what my creative business yet is but looking forward to taking off in flight with the class.

    2. About this post, I agree! It’s my new blog crush too!

  3. Sometimes I find her interesting and sometimes she fatigues me. I used to read her blog a lot but sometimes the shock value wears a bit thin for me. Sometimes she does give some great advice or bring a valuable perspective to something. Glad you’re enjoying her.

  4. Elizabeth, you have such an inspirational space here! Thanks for sharing your love, likes and inspiration with us! So happy to meet you at flying lessons! Looking forward to connect with you more! Have a lovely merry happy week ahead and love to you!

  5. Thanks for the recommendation … I am only sorry I just discovered” it this week. I am getting ready to start my summer schedule, which means I limit my “online time” to an hour or less a day, and only to check work-related e-mail. I will be explaining why in an upcoming post. But meanwhile, thanks for the great blog recommendation. Will have to bookmark and visit periodically!

  6. OK. I just spent 30 minutes reading Brazen Careerist. I’d thank you for the link, but I should have been getting ready for work! 😉

    Very interesting stuff. Thanks.

  7. Hi, Elizabeth. Thanks so much for your nice post. I am at a point where I am recalibrating the mix of career stuff and relationship stuff. It’s hard for me to know what works. Your blog post (and the ensuing comments) help me to think about it.


  8. I followed this one briefly, too — but I think I was at a different place in my career and life and at the time needed to take a break from ‘career/life’ stuff — more specifically, thinking about it now, I had devoted years to that balancing/blending challenge with the scales much too weighted on the career side — needed to eject the ‘career’ aspect totally for a while, to give the ‘life’ stuff its deserving but long-neglected focus.

    Your post inspires me to check her out again. I so admire today’s young(er) people who think about these issues at what to me is a relatively early age (I was dedicated to career for what now seems waaay too long, though I loved it, mostly – sigh). Anyway, cheers for now!

  9. I went directly to the link and got sucked in too. I had her blog up on my computer all day long the other day – reading when I could. She has a lot of interesting post there. I found the relationship ones the most interesting but I was also was looking at some of them in relation to Taylor and her thinking of a career path – sending many post to Taylor to read. By the end of the day, I honestly had mixed emotions about her site – yet still interested in reading more.
    thanks for the link and glad your crush has not lessened your love for us. ; )

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s