I have a piece in the current (June) issue of Real Simple about apologies (thank you, SorryWatch!) — it’s not online, alas. I have a piece coming up in the July issue, too. I’ll post about that when it’s on newsstands, but for now let us say that I am amused by my own damn self.


  1. JCK June 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I am really disappointed that this is not online- a drink was spilled on my June issue and it was tossed. I really wanted to share this piece with my husband and I just realized that is not possible. I cannot believe that there isn’t an omni-platform approach to this content at RS – obviously this is not your decision, but feel free to share this with their edit staff (probably more importantly with their publishing staff).
    I am a loyal RS subscriber and think they are living in another universe if they think that keeping the content in print exclusive to that medium is making it more valuable. I would still subscribe to this magazine even if I could get every word digitally and I work in digital marketing. I loved your piece and think it deserves the ability to find legs in the digital world, because it’s 2014 and their subscribers live in the digital age too. Also while I am at it, their website needs to be replatformed and needs a completely new front end. That magazine has a beautiful modern aesthetic with crisp content & photography, then you go to the website and you feel like you wandered into 2005. Maybe if they focused on their site more they wouldn’t have to sell so much remnant advertising inventory to ad networks and they would get more direct ad dollars because the have the same premium experience online as they do in-book. Anyway- I loved your piece and look forward to reading more.

    oh and I know I can probably find this on an app, but I am a mother of three with 900000 other things I need to do – searching for an article on a website is something I have time for, downloading an app and finding a copy of a magazine to type in a code or whatever else they make you do is something I do not have time for. I am their demo. None of us do. I do realize the irony of having the time to write a ranting message on some poor journalist’s blog about this would take probably just as much time- I can live with that. Now, bedtime for my boys! Vent concluded 🙂

  2. marjorieingall June 13, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Thanks for commenting — I’ll pass that along to my editor.

  3. Nicole June 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Laying on my longing-to-be-replaced couch, indexing (because who uses their thumbs?) through the June Real Simple, I nearly passed up your article, because I couldn’t bear to receive one more piece of how-to advice on organizing. Then “she begins counting quietly to herself like a crazy person” caught my eye and I began reading, backwards at first, your article. I had to stop and google you before I could even finish. This is my love letter to you. I am inspired by your humor and your voice. I look forward to reading more of what you have written :). I’ll start by finishing this article…

    Nicole Jahn

  4. marjorieingall June 19, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Nicole, so nice! Thank you so much!

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