What do you do to get ideas?

@chrislotz (8203)
Canada
January 29, 2008 9:12am CST
So here i am and I have only thre days to try to make it to payout in mylot. I need to start a lot of discussions to increase my earnings. I don't know what to say in them so I walk around my house with a pen and paper and look for things to give me some ideas to start discussions about. I have come up with about 6 differnet things I can discuss. Have you ever done something like that? Look for things to discuss here in mylot to increase your earnings quicker? Or do you only start discussions when you think of something? Have you read another discussion that triggers soemthing in your brain that you can write about? How do you come up with subjects to start a discussion about? Please share your ideas so you can help others.
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@VampAmber (308)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I've yet to do that on myLot, but I have done it for all kinds of other things. Usually, I'll look around my room. I have so much stuff packed in here that I can get ideas like crazy. Starting conversations like this is a great way to get the creative juices flowing. You could always start conversations about some of your favorite things. Think of a book, movie, video game, board game, place, person, or anything else that you have a favorite of and start discussing. Does starting discussions make more money that replying? I'm kinda curious now.
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
30 Jan 08
Oh yes, starting a discussion and getting lots of responses earns you more money than just responding on others. Way more if you get a lot of responses to it.
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• United States
29 Jan 08
questions come to me everywhere I go. I see people all over the world. I am very frugal in my daily life. I have sisters and brothers. I have a daughter I am raising. Those are just 4 of my interests right there. I already reached payout so I don't have to worrie about that. I am thinking of not taking it this month as well. But i'' have to decide that by Friday. You could have a great few posts after talking to your step daughter. You could tell us how it went for you talking to her. Another could be what you and her decided on. Your hubby's thoughts could be another post.. Talking to your step daughter about her school is another. You have to many right there with her. You don't need that pen and paper.
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Yep. I've done things like that. I also get ideas from the local news. Some of it is really funny. I also find inspiration from the people in my family. My daughter is a great source of inspiration.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 08
I now have to keep a notepad and pen beside me when I go to sleep or try to sleep, because when I settle down to go to sleep I find ideas rushing around in my mind, so instead of getting up, switching on the computer and making noise, I turn the lamp on and scribble down the idea ready for the day after to compose on Mylot, if I don't I won't be able to sleep my brain continues to be active! I also get some great ideas from reading my friends discussions and think hey that's a good idea as a follow on or a trigger to a wholesome discussion
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
I just look at discussions and if something pops into my mind, I respond or ask a new question. It really helps to have something you are passionately interested in and, for me, it is the tv show General Hospital. I have been watching it for close to 40 years and so know the history quite well and love to discuss it and what will happen on the show or with the actors and characters in the future, Words just come to me, as I start typng, it seems. Hope this makes sense, I guess I don't always make sense when I just keep typing my rambling thoughts on and on, lol!
29 Jan 08
i normally just go with the flow i find actually being on mylot gives me ideas i find something that interests me but i think there are more questions to be asked so i start up a discussion on the things i want to ask about that i think the best inspiration is right here
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
29 Jan 08
no, i honestly dont have time to do that, but i am pretty creative and watch the news and read some, plus i work outside of the house and have a home biz, so i am not usually at a loss for stuff...
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@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Well, there have been times when I have looked around and such to come up with something to start a New discussion on here, and then there are other times that maybe from answering discussions on here I come up with some New ideas and then there are the times when my mind is blank so I skip adding New discussions, and just post to others discussions and try to increase my Earnings that way. Either way, this site is still a Great site to be at, and that is why I continue to come here.
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thanks for choosing this Response as Best Reponse, and continued success in here as well.
@Kdub08 (13)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I write discussions on what I see people do or what my friends talk about or discussions I hear on tv.
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• China
29 Jan 08
Usually what I do is I would relax and hopefully the ideas will come to me :)
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• Indonesia
13 Feb 08
hmmm .... wait, I get a new way. watch the TV and perhaps there is something in the news or any programs that might catch people's interests. then you can talk about it here. perhaps you can also bring one of Oprah Winfrey show's topic to talk in the discussion then. someone even start a discussion about Hamasaki Ayumi (a japanese superstar singer) latest news, her left ear completely deaf and she only has one ear remaining. and the person started the discussion, asking any Ayumi fans about whether she can still continue singing. well, that's a topic too. :)
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• Indonesia
12 Feb 08
wow, I need to learn a lot from you then, because maybe I should do similar way with yours. I always come to the interests when I check for any discussion. it can vary from religion, music, movie, artist, making money, pet, food, drink etc. because I can't always talk about money all the day. sometimes I will get stuck too. I usually respond people first. it is faster than starting my own discussion.
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@honeylore23 (1085)
• United States
11 Feb 08
New ideas is everywhere. It is just come from as. Me, I get ideas just by reading on the discussions posted here. Sometimes, it gives me questions that would pop out while I am reading. I used to read magazines and articles too, if I find interesting topics and got some questions or something I could share base from what I have read, I start a discussions. Most of the time too, when I am alone, I do observe and reflect on what people do, on what I do, on what happens in everyday, lots of thinking that is why there are lots of questions that comes to my mind. I use to remember those questions on my mind but during the time I am facing the monitor already, it seems my mind gets blank, but some are successfully posted. If you want to get more ideas to start a discussion, you should be aware of what is happening around, you should be observant and do reflection everyday, if you got question as you reflect then that could be a new idea to start.