How do you feel when people don't comment on your answers?

@arunmails (3013)
India
August 10, 2009 11:36am CST
When we are starting a discussion, we will have lot of expectations that, we will get many responses for this discussion... but, unfortunately, when you don't get any responses for your discussion, how do you feel?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
10 Aug 09
It's happened to me a few times, and it does disappoint you to a certain extent. I've questioned if people just don't like me? Do I have an interest that no one else in the mylot world has. What is it that is wrong with me. But, I've learned to take it in stride. Not every discussion that you start will be a homerun, but some of them wil. And when they are you can really have a lot of fun with the discussions.
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• Philippines
10 Aug 09
Sad of course, but anyway life has to go on here and I don't mind that if I wouldn't get much people replying on the topic. So what, I would be posting another topic again, as long as it does not look like and sound like the first one.
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@Informer (803)
• India
10 Aug 09
Hi Arun, sometimes I feel sad but it makes me think, and take sometime and think what I did wrong? What was missing in my topic. Well I usually ask things which I need, normally people reply on my topics so I got just few moments of that kind..
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• United States
10 Aug 09
hey theer hun..hows it goin? im tellin you what..i really thought i had some great threads/posts on here..and i dont get maybe 3 the most and it bumms me out..i try and work so hard to think of topics that it think alot of people will post and they dont..i dont even think i ever get rated either which bums me out so much..i want my 10 back..but id be happy for a 6..i dunno..from what i see most ppl like topics that u really dont have to think about..or advice posts..ohh welll..guess ill have to keep trying lol..
@Cutikins (13)
• India
10 Aug 09
hi, well, according to me when i start any discussion then of course i have some expectations with that, and when i do not get any responses then naturally i feel upset, but after sometime i also realize that maybe there is something missing in it so that no body didn't response then i analyse it and try to overcome the flaws which happened with that discussion. i will not take very much burden of it, and i'll continue do my work if i have he skills and my discussion is logical and interesting then of course i'll get the responses..
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• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
hi arun ues it feels bad at times when people do not respond but what to d we keep trying .. sometimes, i will go to the no trsponses and do comment on some to keep the people encouraged
• United States
13 Aug 09
bright splash of color - I have noticed though that the use of keywords and images does help in garnering responses to discussions. Just that bright splash of color will grab an eyeball...
I generally don't put a lot of expectations on MyLot discussions. Therefore, I am less open to disappointment if one doesn't receive the responses I want. I have noticed though that the use of keywords and images does help in garnering responses to discussions. Just that bright splash of color will grab an eyeball...
• United States
11 Aug 09
i just dont expect it anymore.. some people just never do and some people are really good about it but i have been here over a year and seems like i find more that dont than do so i just dont expect it and be surprised when i get one
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
11 Aug 09
Its actually best to not expect anything so as not to get disapointed. Post a discussion because you need an outlet/medium to express what you think and what you really feel and what you wish to know about others. That way, when not many people respond to your discussion, it will be alright. Though, before, I feel slightly sad whenever I start a discussion then only very few people respond. I usually dont post discussions you see, so whenever I decide to post one, Im on a mood that I really want to get involved and interact with other people on here. However, after a few times of feeling that way, I just learned not to mind it. If people respond then thank you to them, if not, then its okay Im sure that there are lots of other discussions that they may be more interested in.
• United States
10 Aug 09
if i don't get any responses for my dicussion i get a little upset because i always write so much in my discussions and i try to connect with people. and i hate my work to be wasted like i did something for nothing. i think i have only about 3 discussions with no answers. which sucks because one is only for certain people to answer but anyone could really answer it if they wanted they could say no and blah blah blah because i explained what the show was about. then the other one i worked hard on and anyone could answer it but no one did because i put it in the wrong section and there are certain sections on mylot that people rarely go on. like the myspace thread. sad.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I give so many responses that I don't even notice if I get a comment back or not. I am always happy to read the comments I do get and I try to give as many as I can.
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
10 Aug 09
At first I felt really bad, thinking that no one was interested. I now know that many factors can come into play as to why there are no answers, including when you post your discussions. By the time I got comfortable with getting no or few responses, I posted one topic that I did not think much about and got a ton of responses! Go figure!
• United States
10 Aug 09
It makes me think like this, "What did I do wrong!?, it seemed like a perfectly good discussion but no one is responding!*frustration*" I could spend an hour on writing the topic for a discussion and no one will respond. Or, I could spend 5 seconds writing a topic and get 5 responses with in minutes. It seems completely luck based sometimes but I keep trying. Don't give up!-madbomber
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
10 Aug 09
A lot of times I do look back at my discussion especially if I have a question about mylot then I will look back at it. Sometimes it takes a long time to people respong to the discussion then I forget I made it so I wont look at it but most of the time I do look at it.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
10 Aug 09
Well its a sucky feeling since you see a lot of people get a lot of comments and you dont get any I know I usally dont feel like making any discussions for awhile when I dont get any responses which happens quite often even though I dont know why that happens.
@rosekiss (30272)
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Aug 09
I really don't start all that many disucussions, but the ones I did start, they all have at least one response, if not more. If I didn't aget any responses to my discussions, it would make me feel sad, but also it would make me realize that my discssions weren't all that interesteing to get responses. I don't start many discussions because of the fact that it does take time to come up with a good discussion, and to respond, it doesn't really take a lot of thought. I wold prefer to just respond to discussions, as I like it much better, and that is basically how I am making my money is by responding. So, it can be done, and I don't have referrals either. I would much rather just do it myself anyway. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.