A couple months into starting this column I submitted a piece which the editor rejected.
The advice column format is question and answer: a (usually anonymous) reader writes to the media outlet with a problem in the form of a question, and the media outlet provides an answer or response.
The responses are written by an advice columnist (colloquially known in British English as an agony aunt, or agony uncle if the columnist is male).
Advice columns on the Internet provide ways to share one's interests, experiences and expertise.Questions are most often asked anonymously, with the signature assuming the problem that is being expressed.For example, someone who is asking about erratic behaviour in their partner may sign their letter "Confused, Johannesburg".On the Internet, a greater variation on the signature theme is often seen: the person's signature may refer to the problem being expressed, but rather in a phrase which the 'agony aunt' abbreviates so as to spell an appropriate word.
For instance, "Confused About My Partner" would become "CAMP".Katie Archibald column: Disaster and then luck in Madison during Six Day London The same embarrassment pops up often in interviews, since ‘tell us about your hobbies outside of cycling’ is a favourite puff question. I could lie and tell them about something I’ve done once on a whim but then making marshmallows or taking selfies or colouring in the chips on the fridge with nail varnish becomes my ‘thing’, my gimmick.