Ask Me Anything (100 subscribers edition)

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Ask me a riddle and I reply
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This week this blog hit a key milestone – 100 subscribers. Thank you to everyone who’s read, subscribed or otherwise engaged with this blog since I relaunched it just over six months ago. I write this for the readers – and together we can continue to grow and build this community.

To mark this milestone, I’ll be doing another Ask Me Anything post. Last time we did this we had some great questions, prompting me to write about a range of things I wouldn’t have thought of. We’ve roughly doubled the size of the subscribing – and reading – community since then, so hopefully this time we’ll be able to get even more.

The way it works is that you can ask me a question on subject you like – current affairs, history, books, favourite pizza(1) – and I will do my best to answer entertainingly, insightfully and concisely, or at least some combination of those three. Last time people mainly stuck to politics; I’ve very happy with those, but equally happy to go with books, games or anything else that takes your fancy.

To ask a question, anyone who is subscribed to the website (which is free, and can be done by entering your email address in the block below) should simply leave their question as a comment below this post. You do not need to give your real name. I will then answer the questions in a follow-up post next week.

Ask away! No question too zany!

If you like what you read here, you can help by sharing what I write (I rely on word of mouth for my audience). You can also ensure you never miss a post, by entering your email address into the subscription form below.


Will you answer any question?

I’ll try to answer any question asked in good faith. I won’t answer a question if it would breach a confidence that’s not mine to share, or if it’s so taboo that just writing about it can get you in trouble.

I’m happy to answer most personal questions, but there may be the odd one which I’ll skirt around.

In general, I’ll try to answer part of a question rather than none at all, or something related, or, at worst, say I won’t answer. But the odds are I will, so ask away.

Can I ask you about something you know nothing about?

Yes, but don’t be surprised if the answer is very short!

How long will each answer be?

Typically one to three paragraphs, but I reserve the right to vary this. Check out the last time I did this for an idea.

Can I ask more than one question?

Yes. If you do I’ll choose which one to answer.

How do I ask my question?

Please write it as a comment below this post.

Do I have to give my real name when leaving a comment?


Why do I have to be subscribed to ask a question?

I’m trying to build a community of regular readers of this blog. Those who have subscribed are typically the most loyal readers and it seems fair to give something back.

It’s free to subscribe and will continue to be so – it just means you get an email notifying you each time I post.

OK, so what happens if I do subscribe?

You simply get an email each time I write a new post.

I won’t use your email for any other purpose and you can unsubscribe at any time.

So I can subscribe, ask my question and then unsubscribe?

If you want to ask me a specific question so badly but don’t want to receive updates about anything else I write then yes, there is nothing stopping you doing this.

What question should I ask?

Anything you like! Ask away…

Can you write about how you think Brexit is going?

I have a post planned for this on 23rd June – the anniversary of the referendum – so your question will be answered then!

If you think other people would want to ask me things, you can share this post (I rely on word of mouth for my audience). You can also ensure you never miss a post, by entering your email address into the subscription form below.

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One thought on “Ask Me Anything (100 subscribers edition)

  1. Through a series of astonishing incidents you have just been appointed Prime Minister of a national unity government. Who do you appoint to your cabinet, in which roles, and why? Anyone you ask will serve, but you do not have time travel to get younger versions/people no longer alive.

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