I take my responsibility as a writer very seriously. If I deign to give advice, I do so with caution and qualification. As may be obvious, one person's tip is another's tribulation. If I give my opinion, it will be clearly interwoven with personal stories, humor (one strives) and self-reflexive bias.
On the other hand, when I write to simply stir the impulse to discuss, I do so with a detachment that, I hope, is met with openness rather than as an invitation to intellectual combat. I undertake this entry delicately, understanding that, due to the subject, not every reader will recognize that the call to consider my proposal is a gentle offer and not an aggressive challenge.