I'm doing a test....

United States
June 3, 2007 7:02am CST
Ok i know that i'm not one to post topics but i want to do a test on this. I was told the more friends i have here on mylot then the more responses that i can get to my topics. Well I just added a few more friends to my list (who all i would like to say thank you to). Ok here's the test. I'm posting this just to see how many responses that i can get. I know that this topic is not all that detailed but my mind always goes blank when i want to start a topic so most of the time i don't bother and just replay to as many friends topics as i can. Thanks in advance and feel free to post anymore tips if you have them.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
3 Jun 07
I always try and answer all of my friends discussions. Not that many reply to mine...lol. I dont post a lot of discussions, I find it easier just to reply.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
I do know the feeling but it's a little hard to come up with any topics when i'm so bissy with the kids. So i just try to give my thoughts to my friends instead. I to find that it's easier to do this.
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@nancyrowina (3850)
3 Jun 07
I have trouble thinking of discussions too so I normally just respond to other peoples discussions. Friends are the best people for responding to your discussions I've found too so just keep adding people you share interests with.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
Well i'm glade that i'm not the only one that can not come up with topics but what drives me nuts is i've always got a lot to say when it comes to other's tpics. I don't know why i can write a whole paragraph to their topics but i can't even start one of my own.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
Here is a response and I have answered your discussion before. Now I have a question if this is a discussion what do we have to discuss? Dont tell me I am just posting this for money!!! remember... LOL.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
I did post i think that i was looking for more tips so if you have any please feel free to offer them tips and yes you have answered already and i thank you.
• United States
4 Jun 07
Ok I would if I knew what kind of tips you are looking for? I have posted 2 discussions on tips for used coffe grinds and also uses for vinegar. What subjects interest you?
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• United States
4 Jun 07
Tips on how to get a few more responses besides adding a lot of people to your friends list. I know that this topic is a borring one but i'm just looking for a little help on it. I have a few topics that don't have any responses and then i have most of mine with maybe 5 responses. I'm trying to up that with the discussions and i know a few of other topics are good ones.
• Singapore
5 Jun 07
Well jamie, so what is your conclusion? :P
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• United States
6 Jun 07
That i still can't get that many responses on my topics. I did add friends and thats more of a selection of topics for me to respond to but i can't come up with any good discussions to get alot of responses. It's alright i've got a lot on my mind to respond to topics anyways. Thanks all for the help and sugestions, and tips on how to get a few more responses then normal.
• Singapore
6 Jun 07
You might want to try building relationships - enough that people will be "obliged" to answer your discussions lol. :P
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
3 Jun 07
There are no guarntees to getting a certain number of responses. I have a large list and they don't all come to see my discussions when I have any. Also if they do it is after a best response might be picked. That is when the discussion is over for me. Anyway, the earnings are not linked to the numbers of responses you get.... just your participation according to guidelines. I wish you luck and the more you are known then the discussions should gather you some attention.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
this is true the are never any guarnties to getting any responses. i've got a few responses that never did get any responses at all. normally the discussion ends after i give out best responses as well. So i know that feeling. i'm hopping to learn more about posting topics and responses thats why i'm doing this test that and to see how many of my friends really check out my topics.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I may not answer all the discussions of a particular friend and sometimes I do. It all depends on the time I have and the numbers. So we hope to have the support of our friends in rating and responding. Good luck on both those counts.
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• Philippines
4 Jun 07
i haven't started any discussion myself since i became a member. i usually can't think of anything original to post =P i enjoy responding to discussions tho. i dun think there is any pressure to start your own discussion... is there?
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• United States
4 Jun 07
No there is no presure to start discussions here at mylot. The mylot crew are happy that you just affor your thoughts to the discussions. As long as you affor something then there's no problems. They just enjoy watching us enjoy ourselves with the discussions. So have some fun and do what is more comfertable.
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
3 Jun 07
It is going to be very interesting to see what happens with this. I often wonder myself how you get heaps of replies. But i dont start many discussions, as i never know what to start, or i think of something and then wonder if i should add it. So i just mainly reply to friends discussions, as i find that easier. Well, i am happy to be on your friend list, and best wishes to you.
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• United States
5 Jun 07
Thank you kayrod i'm intrested as well to see if i'll get anymore responses. So far i have 12 and that's what it was at when i shut down yesterday. I might be at a stand still now. We'll see what happeneds. I was just looking for a little help. I'm glaid that you are on my friends list as well.
@design (848)
• Ireland
3 Jun 07
Oh I'm great at coming up with idea's for discussions but the minute I'm sitting here my mind goes blank. he he, So I normally respond to my friends discussions.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
I'm like this all the time. When i first came here to mylot i had a lot to talk about with starting a discusison but then i lost my steem and i have no more ideas unless something drastic happends here at my house or in my life then i might put it up here for a few ideas. That's the only way that i can come up with any ideas.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Hi...I am a friends so I better stop by to say Hi!! =) I don't start alot of discussions because I don't know what to say most of the time, I will ask questions every now and then about my kids and all. But mostly I just respond to others discussions.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
I normaly talk about my children as well. I have four of them so it's a never ending thing to do. I love talking about my kids. It shows how proud of them i am no matter what they do.
• United States
3 Jun 07
You never know on mylot what would be considered a good discussion. I have seen and I'm sure you have to, that some of the silliest discussions get loads of responses. I guess it has to do with friends on your list. I try not to think to hard about a topic to post because when l do, l can't think of any.lol Wonder why that is? I think the responses is what you get paid more for anyway. I might be wrong.
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• United States
3 Jun 07
I'm not saying that i'm not worried about making money because this is my little extra spending cash. I'm a stay at home mom so this is they only thing that i have comming in for myself. My husband works hard and yes he gets paid but all of his money goes on gas to get back and forth to work as well as the bills and kids and what ever happends to come up at the time. We are very attentive with the kids so what ever they need and it has to be a need with 4 kids in the house the money goes there. I just like to talk and mostly about anything that comes into my mind at the time. I can't can't come up with anything to talk about myself. I'm more the type of person that enjoys adding their two cents worth so to speek.
• United States
17 Jun 07
Well I have quite a few friends and I have discussions with no replies. I don't think how many friends you have matters as much as what you are posting about.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
14 Jun 07
I know what you mean. When I try to think of new topics my mind goes blank, or I think that someone has probably already covered that one, whatever. It is not easy getting responses to discussions. Although some people make it look so easy.
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
4 Jun 07
Yeah sometimes it is hard to find new topics to start. I know that i have a problem with that all the time. I look at all my friends topic and reply to them because sometimes i just cant think of anything to start as a new topic. Good luck on your test.
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• Singapore
21 Sep 07
oh dear! Sorry that i only saw your discussion now. It's actually true that if you have more friends, you will get more responses to your discussions...been there, done that. it's proven...anyway here i am, trying to 'relive this discussion again...hope you receive a lot of response from this one...