How do you feel when a discussion totally bombs?

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
December 14, 2007 9:38am CST
When you write up a discussion that you thought was pretty good and nobody answers? I know it happened to me when I first started but not so much since then. But it has happened again. I wouldn't have minded so much if I'd posted it during a busy time and it got buried quickly but that wasn't the case. I started it last night and it was still there on the first page of the interest this morning staring at me with a big fat '0 responses'. Ah, well...you win some and you lose some!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I don't start too many discussions. I respond more to discussions than I start. I do have a few with zero responses and I just say oh well! I earn more off of just responding to discussions than I do to starting them. Maybe when I get a free moment, which I really haven't had the time to think about new discussions to start lately, I will. But until then I will continue to respond to the discussions that I can that my friends start. Lately, I haven't even had time to look elsewhere to find discussions to respond to since my inbox is always full of discussions my friends have started.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
14 Dec 07
That's a really good attitude to have! I need to go through and check on my friends' notifications. I used to have a lot turned on but it seems like I'm barely getting any anymore. But then I go to the list of discussions started by friends and there are tons of new ones there.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I for the most part only respond from my e-mail, it helps me keep track of the one's that I have responded to and haven't responded to as well as rating them as soon as I respond to the discussion helps me keep track of those.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
14 Dec 07
That's all I was doing too for a little while there but I think some glitch turned my notifications off again. That seems to happen once in a while.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
14 Dec 07
Well the ones that bother me are the ones where I am seriously looking for answers and I get nothing. So I must have asked a question that no one knew the answer to.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
14 Dec 07
They would bother me too! That's why even if I'm asking something specific I also try to word it in a way that people will at least answer with something.
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• India
15 Dec 07
i feel very sad because when a topic going on very interesting
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I know what you mean and it can be frustrating! I can't begin to figure out what makes people "tick"; some of the discussions that get dozens of responses seem really lame to me - I don't mean that to criticize anyone, but you know what I mean - and some that are really interesting and thought-provoking go over like lead balloons! I guess you got it right, you win some and you lose some! Just keep on posting and hope for the best! One thing I have noticed is I'll have a discussion that got few or no responses for weeks then all of a sudden it pops up again, sometimes after I've totally forgotten it and it takes off. Who can figure? Annie
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
14 Dec 07
LOL that's funny because I had one that was 8 months old (and did do well in it's time) suddenly pop up again. The first response to bring it back made absolutely no sense and was off topic but then several more real responses followed. It always seems like the discussions that I think are lame are the ones that take off and then the ones I think about just sort of do ok at best. Go figure!
@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
18 Dec 07
Im sorry it bombed. It has happened to me once. I just forget about it and keep on keeping on.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
It has only happened to me once. I have only one on my profile page, I just checked before responding to yours. I even forgot about the discussion. It is so many pages back that it probably will never get seen again and won't get any responses. Too bad there is no way to reactivate it. Oh well, no problem. I didn't like seeing it there on my profile though. I don't understand why no one responded but then I didn't have very many friends on my list and now I have and most of my discussions are answered by my friends. Maybe that's the answer. Not enough friends on my list, when I first started mylotting.
• India
15 Dec 07
It had occured many a times to me, and a lot of times my discussions ended unanswered, and what worries me some times is that i would have asked a serious doubt, about my unknown area of interest, and i may not get the reply..or hahaa.. sometimes i may get one or two replies, which comes in the form as " yea, i also have the same doubt.. and lets see what others respond to " And the end result is the topic is already bombed out..^__^;;
• United States
14 Dec 07
I always feel a little sad when no one responds, unless I post just for me, which I did once. It is really good feeling to come back and have 20 or more responses though. That is when life is really good.
• United States
14 Dec 07
I believe it all has to do with the what you type in the subject line! That's your hook. I've seen the same person post the same topic and use different headers in the subject line. It's what grabs people's attention in the one or two seconds when they're scrolling through discussions.