A: Go to my "Contact/Submit" page and click on the "E-mail" link. If you prefer total anonymity, click the "Formspring" link.
Q: How do I look for past questions? You may already have an answer that will help.
A: There's definitely no harm in looking through my archives near the right side of the blog. However, don't be shy in asking a similar question if you honestly feel like you need a personalized opinion. Unfortunately, my website isn't terribly organized yet--you might be better off just sending me a new question. :P
Q: What is different about your website versus all of the other relationship websites out there?
A: Look, I'll be straight with you. I'm not some groundbreaking, revolutionary figure in the relationship help business. I don't even have a real job. I do, however, believe I stand out for a number of reasons. First of all, I don't charge. Second, I answer every question. When I say "every", I mean every. How many other websites can say that? ;) Third, I'm relatively young, so I offer a fresher perspective than most other counselors might. Ever noticed that most of them are these older women or men who probably have no clue how to deal with teenage issues anymore? I understand that "everyone was a teenager at some point"--but I was there but a few years ago and experienced teenage bad girl-dom to the fullest. I know my stuff, and I have a fresh memory on how to deal with the trials of being young.
Q: How old are you?
A: I'm old enough to drink but too young to be accustomed to the taste of alcohol.
Q: Is that you on your background picture?
A: Heck yes, it's me! NO, I AM NOT NAKED.
Q: How often do you post?
A: I will make every attempt to post at least two to three times a week. I've found it's a little challenging to post every day, especially considering the fact that I can't always afford ads and therefore don't exactly get an inbox full of questions. However, I will at least try to make this interesting for y'all.
Q: Other than Q and As, what will you write about on here?
A: I will have site updates, "tips", "how-tos", and stories from submitters. Eventually, I'd love to have guest writers.
Q: Do you answer non-relationship questions that deal with issues like family or friends?
A: I am absolutely open to making a page devoted especially to non-romantic, interpersonal issues eventually, I just gotta get a fanbase first! I like to start simple.
Q: I'm a dude. Is it totally embarrassing if I want to come on here and post stuff?
A: Not at all. This, contrary to what many counselors do, is not a service designed just for women. Yes, I'm a woman, but I know guys. At least, ehhh, better than most other women do. ;)
Q: Are you comfortable with LGBT issues being posted on your site?
A: Absolutely! I am a HUGE supporter of the community and I am very experienced in dealing with that kind of stuff. Please don't ever hesitate to post anything, regardless of your sexual orientation. This is a hate-free zone here. :)
Q: What if I don't want my e-mail or name revealed?
A: There is a link to my Formspring account on the "Contact/Submit" page. A Formspring is a website with which users can ask questions completely anonymously. Nothing about you will be revealed to me. If you do choose to e-mail me, though, your e-mail will never be revealed on the website and if I do post something from your name it will be first name ONLY.
Q: Can I ask you personal questions?
A: If you send me an e-mail, I might, but I'd prefer if it were relevant to relationships or interpersonal problems. In other words, I am happy to answer personal questions about myself if it will help you.
Q: Do you answer sexual questions?
A: Due to the current readership here, I can't really bring myself to start answering questions about sex. I mean, my DAD reads this (yes, really). My future employers might see this--never put I was a sex therapist on my resume, so that might kind of shock them. As readership grows, though, I will be happy to expand my site to include a page exclusively about sexual issues. I'd have to get pretty famous, though.
Q: Do I have to pay for anything on this site?
A: No. Go Ask Haley! will never require you to pay for anything. I am simply a student trying to build up my side-career/pursue an interest. Although I certainly wouldn't be opposed to donations in the following forms: money, Nintendo games, shoes, and Cheez-Its.
Q: Do you answer every question asked?
A: I have made a promise to answer EVERY question submitted to me given that it's reasonably well-written grammatically and isn't spiteful or hateful. Actually, hate mail would be pretty funny. Remind me to make a page for that one day.
Q: Are you going to school for psychology or anything like that?
A: Not at all. I'm going to be an accountant. I've taken one psychology class in my entire life...is your faith in me gone yet?
Q: Can I e-mail you back and forth for "updates" on my problems?
A: In all likelihood, yes. I don't see why not. I am more than happy to develop internet friends, but just be warned that I will start genuinely caring about you to the point where it's sappy.
Q: I'm a parent. How can I be sure that you will offer me conservative, responsible advice to child?
A: I'm not going to track down and rat out your kids, but I'm sure as heck not gonna beat around the bush when it comes to dealin' with those pesky teenagers. I have 6 younger brothers and sisters and I LOSE SLEEP over them. I can assure you that if your kids come to me with questions and their significant others, I will not falter in giving advice that I think works and bears in mind health, safety, and happiness. I and millions of other teenagers have made way too many mistakes to lead others down the wrong road.