The first time I wrote an ask me anything post it was back in 2009. I got over 300 responses. It was insane. My readership has quadrupled at least since then but engagement has dropped a lot. That’s cool. People have lives to live, they’re busy. Also most people read my blog on their phone these days and typing out long replies on your phone can be a touch tedious.
I stopped doing those kinds of posts because I wasn’t sure if people really wanted them but then a blogger I follow did one recently and I jumped in and asked her what happened to the housemate she used to live with. I loved her, she was hilarious and all of a sudden the blogger stopped mentioning her. She’d simply moved out – they’re still mates which is rad but this character I’d come to love had disappeared and it was nice to get the opportunity to ask about her. Not that it’s my right to know about it, I just felt like I was a part of their little flat and I liked hearing that everything was peachy with her. It made me feel good.
This week on Straight & Curly we had an Ask Us Anything session where we ask our readers to submit questions and we’d answer them. It’s here if you want to listen.
After recording this episode it got me thinking that there’s some of you out there who probably have a weird burning question you’ve been wanting to ask. Here’s your opportunity!
You can ask about anything – productivity, food, hair (this comes up a lot!), relationships, equipment I use, my podcasts – whatever you want to know, go for it. I do reserve the right to not answer questions I don’t feel comfortable answering but I’ve never had that happen so far. I’m an over-sharer from way back. I’ll pop all the answers together in a big ol’ post so you can you can all read the responses. You can ask anonymously too!