I have been getting a loooot of emails in the past few days asking me for info about this Q&A. When is it happening, how is it happening, why hasn't it happened yet....so, it was time to let you all know what's up. :)
I am sure that many of you have seen my obnoxious tweets with little hints about how this Q&A isn't going to be like any other ones you've seen.
Most Q&As have a bunch of questions and then the answers. They post them all together, nobody knows who asked the questions, readers receive lots of information at once.
Which is cool. I got nothin' bad to say about classic Q&As!
But this isn't going to be like that.
If you guys have been "following" Karen on Twitter or Facebook, you know that she has always been interested in learning who everyone is, as individuals. She's always wanted to know who people were outside of their love for Michael just as much as she wanted to share who SHE was outside of her love for Michael. This is not going to be any different.
Karen has chosen to make this Q&A much more personal and interactive than other ones are. It will also be longer - at least in terms of time. Here's how it's going to go:
Every week, Karen will answer one question. (approximately. She might miss a week. She might answer a two in a week.) The question will be selected ahead of time and the person who asked it will receive an email so that we can learn a little bit about who they are. Nothing complicated, don't worry. ;) Then, the question will be posted along with the mini-"bio" of the person who asked it...and Karens response.
Why are we doing it like this?
First, Karens schedule is pretty intense. It really isn't an option for her to be able to sit down and answer a whole bunch of questions at once - and do so WELL. She doesn't want to give everyone one word answers. This gives her the time to be able to give the questions the attention she feels they deserve.
But, Karens schedule isn't really the main reason.
The main reason is she doesn't want to answer anonymous questions. You know that it has been stressed that Karen needed everyone to share their names with their questions - that was basically the only "rule" she had. It was because she doesn't just care what your question about MJ is - she cares who YOU are.
In her own words...
"I think fans are important. I want to put a face on the fans. They know who I am. I want to know who they are."
Karen has chosen the first question and it will be answered soon. Every answer will be on a post on this blog. It will be updated with each new answer. There is no specific amount of questions she plans to answer. That will be figured out as we go along.
I will tweet each time a new question is answered, so for those who don't know:
Karen's Twitter: @wingheart
Steph's Twitter: @neverletyoupart
Talk to you guys soon... :)