Was it just a good topic I choose or was it because it was in Daily Digest?

@ellie333 (21029)
May 19, 2008 7:31am CST
Wow I had so many responses from a discussion I started about did children who run riot in restaurants annoy people and it made it into the digest. My question is do you think this made the difference to the amount of responses or do you think it was just a poular topic that I received so many replies? Please share your thoughts on this one please. Have any of your discussions made it into the digest and did this make a difference on the amount of responses. It does seem to have doubled mine. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
19 May 08
Firstly Ellie we have to consider the calibre of the poster. You are known as someone that posts high quality topical posts that people enjoy reading and responding to. So that's the first point. Known quantity. Secondly, the subject matter is one that most of us, with or without children of our own can identify with. So that's content. Finally, the fact that it is in the Digest means that every myLot member will receive it and some will find an appeal and respond. So that's coverage. To recap: 1. Known quantity 2. Content 3. Coverage Sounds like a pretty good recipe for success to me. Congratulations. XX
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Wow oh I just loved the way you answered that! Perfect response from a very high calibre guy. Thanks for the congratulations, appreciated. Ellie :D
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
20 May 08
Thank you for the BR Ellie.
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@raydene (9875)
• United States
19 May 08
Hello Sweets I haven't figured it out yet Just when I think I know what's what it all changes... So I just do what I do and get on with my day! oxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Hi Raydene I haven't figured it out yet either but the discussion bought in more responses than I have ever had so I am very happy but very busy replying to them all LOL. Ellie :D
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@asr999 (236)
• China
19 May 08
Every topic you started is always popular and hot! :-) I have started two discussoins got more than 20 responses. I m very glad that it can cause so many sparks. Have a nice day! :-)
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Oh what a lovely thing to say. Thank you. I really appreciate it. You have a lovely day too. Ellie :D
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
19 May 08
Probably a little of both....and interesting topic....and it made it to the digest for others to see! Glad you got lots of responses! Woo Hoo!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Oh thanks Jill. I am so excited I have never had so many responses and am busy replying to them all. Its great. he he. Ellie :D
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@kbourgerie (8774)
• United States
19 May 08
I do think that getting into the digest makes a difference in the number of responses you get. It is seen by more people and therefore gives more people the opportunity to respond.
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
That makes perfect sense. Thank you. Ellie :D
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
19 May 08
hi ellie..for me its the kind of post that people like to share things its a good discussion..keep it up
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Thanks Marketing. I am busy trying to respond to them all now but am really pleased. Ellie :D
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
19 May 08
Wow, congratulations ellie! I have not tried that yet, maybe it was a good and quality topic that made your topic posted into the digest!Keep it up!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Thanks Checapricorn. I was just so excited to see in daily digest and then to have so many responses too. Yippee, have been busy trying to reply to them all but it is really interesting and fun. Ellie :D
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
19 May 08
It must have been a good topic!
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@ellie333 (21029)
19 May 08
Thanks Olivemai, yes I think it must have been but the digest helped too. Ellie :D
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
19 May 08
I do not use the digest very often, as most of the time the topics already have several dozen answers! I do check my notices about friends' discussions, and answer if I can!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 08
Yes I have my friends notifications on and will answer them first but I receive the digest and will respond to any that I feel I can input too. Ellie :D
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@littleowl (7157)
20 May 08
Wow Ellie thats fantastic-it was a good topic I think it must of been a bit of both -really if they do anything about it you should get some of the royalties from that article-did you know it was going in there? hugs littleowl
@ellie333 (21029)
21 May 08
Thanks Littleowl, I was just so excited to see so many respones, it took me forever to reply the m all though LOL. No you don't know it is going to be in there until you see it in the Digest Yippee. Ellie :D
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@littleowl (7157)
21 May 08
Good for you anyway hugs littleowl
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
20 May 08
Well, I'm not sure how anyone's discussions get to the Digest (though a few of mine have)....but the discussion you mentioned would have got quite a lot of responses anyways....because it's something most people can relate to....and the fact that it was in the Daily Digest helped more people to view it and respond to it. In short, I think both (good topic and being in the Daily Digest) helped in getting responses. Most of my discussions (I don't start many) were included in the Daily digest....and I've got more than 50 responses in each....but that isn't as many as what I got for two of my other discussions which were posted before the Daily digest started. So, I can't be sure if the responses were due to being in the Daily digest and I hadn't even given it any thought.
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 08
So maybe then the daily digest gets you more coverage but the fact that the two you had before this with so many makes me feel it was a popular topic and that it was shown in the Hot Topics and Top Discussions sections to prompt this if not from friends list eh! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this. Ellie :D
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@SViswan (12072)
• India
20 May 08
Yes, that's what I think too.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 May 08
Ellie..i still haven't figured that thing out? Some of my topics go way past the numbers of the ones in the digest, but i still haven't seen my name..wonder why? Mine went to over 35 and so and they had some with only 17 messages? So unless i'm not seeing what everyone sees in there digests, then i'll just not care about it. I always comment on yours cause you mentioned things that make me want to post to!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 08
Hi Rosekitty, I still cannot believe that I am up this time of night! It is 2.02.am here in the UK and I really should be getting my beauty sleep, well maybe a bit to late for that LOL, but sleep anyways. I was just so excited to see my discussion in the digest and this particular one has received more response than any other so I just wondered really, was it a good topic of was it because of the digest it got more coverage and became one. Who knows I am having fun answering them all anyhow. Ellie :D
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
20 May 08
Ellie..get to sleep..LOL i can't believe you are up now too! and yes i think it was a great discussion since we all either have kids or know someone that does and can relate to what you wrote.. Now off with you..LOL
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@gemini_rose (16193)
20 May 08
Yes I noticed it was in there!! In fact I think that day nearly all of my friends were up there because I had none to answer in it. Yes I have been in there once or twice, I definately think that what you posted, was something loads could identify with, you received so many replies because it was well written and good!! But I guess that the good thing with the digest is it goes to everyones email and if the discussion interest that you posted it in is on most peoples interest lists then they will see your discussion. And if like me most people go through the digest then they will see it and respond. I think I may have been a bit rambley here, please forgive it is nearly midnight and I am ready for bed!!
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@ellie333 (21029)
21 May 08
Thanks Gemini_rose yes it already had many responses before going into the digest so was a popular topic and then the fact it was in there gave it the extra coverage for even more replies. You weren't rambling bless LOL I understood. Hope you had a good nights sleep. Ellie :D
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@MichaelJay (1100)
20 May 08
I think if you have a popular or topical subject you will get good responses. I posted about my 18 year old daughter having a boyfriend 10 years older and got an amazing and very helpful respose without it being published in the Digest. Content is king, as they keep saying!
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@ellie333 (21029)
20 May 08
Hi Thanks for sharing this, I remember that discussion actually and could relate as I have daughters similar ages so aswell as content I think it could also be whether people can relate and feel they can answer the discussion. I do also think thought that the digest gave more coverage for mine. Ellie :D
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@naseefu (1607)
• India
23 May 08
Hai Ellie,Your selection of subject was good.So you got many responses.Because you got many responses this discussion entered in MYlot digest.I think again many people responded to it from the digest.That is, the "good topic" and "Mylot digest " helped your discussion to get more responses
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@ellie333 (21029)
23 May 08
Hi Naseefu Thanks for saying the subject was good so I got many responses so yes therefore it was then entered into the digest and got more coverage so therefore more responses so a bit of both really. I was so excited though to see it in the digest and to see so many responses. Took me forever to reply to everyone though, but I have done. Ellie :D
• United States
22 May 08
I am not even sure if any of my discussions I have already started been put into the daily digest at all. I know at least one of them received at least ten responses. I think starting many new discussions helps to get off to the best start. Just be real descriptive and more specific.
@ellie333 (21029)
22 May 08
Thanks for the advice Jakesnake, I haven't seen any new from from you in a while so keep posting and keep responding eh! Ellie :D