Should SocratesPost phase out the DearSocrates advice column?

By Maxine Seya

Should SocratesPost phase out the weekly DearSocrates Q&A advice column?

Do you like reading others’ questions and our answers?

We think you do!

Most of you spend a good amount of time learning from our weekly advice column.

But we’re pretty sad to announce that this week, we received no questions from our readers. Therefore, we couldn’t give you answers.

In order for us to sustain the DearSocrates advice column, we need not only readers, but also inquisitive and thoughtful questioners.

If you are reading this right now, you are a reader and we absolutely need your contributions to float Dear Socrates!

We get it. Most of you like to read our answers, but don’t want to contribute.

We’ve been there too. Reading advice column answers but never actually sending in our personal problems.

And surely we had questions!

But we are a news startup, so we need to spend time where our readers care.

Over the next few issues, we’ll be evaluating if DearSocrates is a resource you care about.

If not, we will start phasing it out.

If you do, here’s how to submit your question:

A link in the weekly issue email

For every single reader!

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Maxine Seya
Maxine Seya is a former investigative journalist, college consultant, and admissions interviewer. She studied at Peking University (Beijing, China) and Université Paul-Valéry (Montpellier, France) and investigated for CNN and Huffington Post before graduating from Northwestern University. She founded SocratesPost to share the human stories behind the admission gates and offer parents clarity as they help their teens with college.