I...think...I...have...run...out...of...steam.............

@Humbug25 (12551)
September 6, 2009 5:17pm CST
About a week or so ago I came back to the mylot fold with great gusto but I seem to have run out of steam now!! For the first few days the discussion ideas just kept on popping into my head, everywhere I seemed to turn there was inspiration but since a couple days ago - nothing! I have always got paper and pen to hand and I was even poised with my pen on several occassions but still - nothing. Where do you get your inspiration from? Do find you get your inspiration more in one room of a building than another?
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@DCLehnsherr (1042)
6 Sep 09
Hey Humbug, Love the title lol! I tend to have the other problem. I have a wealth of ideas, most written down and some still coming, but I won't let myself turn them into discussions until I have clearer a backlog, done a task, and replied to other discussions! I also have this thing where I want to add pictures to them all, so I have to do some editing/drawing as well. So I think I have given myself an inspiration blockage !! When it comes for inspiration I get lots from watching TV while I eat. Most of the one's I haven't done yet were inspired from TV shows from weeks ago! I get a lot from things I try and do on mylot, or want to know more about, and occasionally from discussions I read here as well. Good luck finding more inspiration Dranz
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hello DCLehnsherr Well I don't respond to all my friends discussions because I can't relate to them all so some of them get deleted. I don't think my friends are offended as I wouldn't be if they did the same to me. Anyway why don't you try, responding to say 10 discussions, start a discussion, respond to 10 discussions, comment on the responses from your discussion, respond to 10 discussions etc? If you don't you will never get another discussion started!! hahaha Thanks
7 Sep 09
Hi Humbug, I don't go around commenting on my friends discussions either lol. I like to do random interest searching, and so if my friend has a new discussion in the right place that interests me then I will reply, but not otherwise. As for the plan to post more new discussions, I need a day to make things to add to my discussions, and then I will probably do something like that. I really want to be able to add images to my topics, and I also have to make them myself to ensure they aren't copyrighted, and it is that which gets me behind. Luckily there are no interesting tasks at the moment so I should be able to make headway on this today ~ Crosses fingers ~ Thanks for the encouragement though and all the best for your future new discussions Dranz
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• Canada
7 Sep 09
I agree with you DCLehnsherr; I don't respond to discussions solely because they were started by my friends. At first, I felt guilty, but now I just want my responses to be generated by genuine interest. I notice you said something about adding photos to your topics. Can we do that? I had asked about adding photos directly to a discussion, but now response. . . LOL I guess my friends are responding based on genuine interest too . . .LOL I also wondered if we can add a complete album or do they have to be one at a time? xoxo Cyne
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
6 Sep 09
I rarely start them at all, maybe one a week at the most. I prefer responding to the others and unless something really particular or special happens then I don't even worry about starting one. I get my inspiration on the spur of the moment. If I try and stop and think of a topic nothing happens then all of a sudden a spark sets me off and I post something. I don't have a special room for anything here except the bathroom and I'm not in there long enough to get ideas
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ya mysdianait I am usually in my bedroom when I have my lightblub moments as that is where I spend the most of my time, not because I am in bed but that is where my laptop is based!! I too am not in the bathroom long enough to get inspiration, I am not sure what kind of inspiration you will get in there anyway haha Thanks
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
7 Sep 09
Well didn't people used to take the daily paper or a magazine to read while they were there? Maybe you take your laptop... Oh I don't because I haven't got one yet!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Funnily enough, no I don't take my laptop to the bathroom with me hahaha
@littleowl (7157)
6 Sep 09
Hi Humbug, I always run out of steam! many a time I have thought about a discussion but not written it down so by the time I get here it is forgotten! There is many a time that nothing pops into my head too and maybe that is why I dont start many discussions and respond to them instead...LoLo
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Hey, littleowl. I haven't seen you for awhile. I guess we are running in different circles lately.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ya littleowl I am the same but I do write it down because I know I will forget. As I was dozing of to sleep last night a thought came to my mind so I got up, put the light on and wrote it down. Needless to say it took me ages to get to sleep after that!! Thanks
@littleowl (7157)
8 Sep 09
Hi Savak, in a sense we are..I come on the Lot as much as poss but am admin to another site and have to help that along wihich makes me busy but the Lot is also my prioriy so if I answer any of your discussions rather late then don't be surprised..lol...hugs LoLo
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
I only get my inspiration to my eagerness to earn and learn. I love to learn someone discussion here and like to share also my opinion to people. I don't need any inspiration to write because all what I do here in mylot, is inspired me to make extra money and learn as well. Have a nice day!
@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Sep 09
Hi aerous Learning is always good Thanks
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
Yup! My friend, to learn and earn will inspired me to write, here. I also inspired to be here because of some friends that give an inspiration to do so. I hope that i will inspired you little, my friend. Take care
• Canada
7 Sep 09
Sometimes, I get inspiration from discussions I've had in other forums and social networks I belong to. Also, I think the editorial section of the newspaper or radio is a great place. The very first topic I posted here was about an editorial comment on my local radio station about minimum wage. Maybe take a break from trying to start a topic and look comment on other topics. That might give you ideas for discussions that are similar to what's already being talked about. For instance, there was a discussion here about a stranger slapping your child in public that I participated in, and that was a similar thread to a discussion I started about a Dr Phil video where the child slapped his mother. xoxo Cyne
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ya Cyne Since I started this discussion I have since come up with a few more discussion ideas which I will start maybe tomorrow when I have given them some more thought! Thanks
• Canada
7 Sep 09
Nothing like a little help from your friends to get the creative juices flowing, eh? xoxo Cyne
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 09
Shall I put the kettle on then? A nice cuppa for you to give you inspiration and plenty of steam when the kettle boils? Or half a tub of Haagen Daz ice cream to get your mind flowing? No word of lie but you actually gave me an idea for a discussion would you believe, so watch this space! And would you believe ironically that last night whilst in bed, I couldn't sleep and I was coming up with these weird and wonderful ideas for discussions here! Only thing is I probably forgotten some of them, but I do remember this crocodile, oooooer! Again watch this space. My inspiration mostly comes from my bedroom believe it or not when I am in bed, trying to sleep! Grrr they do come at inopportune moments! Have a great week my friend ;0)
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi wolfie34 I don't have Haagen Daz will Ben and Jerry's do the same trick? Even if you say it won't I will have some anyway haha I had a moment like that last night too. I was just dozing off when my eyes suddenly flicked open and I had to scramble for the pen and paper. I tried to write it in the dark for fear that in the time it would take to get out of bed to switch on the light I would forget! hahaha I will check out the emails of your discussions in a bit, just gonna finish commenting to my responses and I will be right with ya!! Cheers
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 09
Put that tongue away and stop sticking it out at me LOL! Yes Ben and Jerrys will be acceptable and I am sure you like one of the discussions and I can thank you for that. Yes I had a restless night last night and all these discussions kept popping into my head. I am sure I will keep people busy today ;0)
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 Sep 09
This is the reason why I have a period of inactivity in creating discussions; I couldn't think of which topics or what. Or sometimes I could be having 1,001 ideas, but I just don't have the time to sentence those ideas into a discussion. But I find it easier to answer when I have these stumbles of blocks in my head, and that's what I'm exactly doing now, LoL.. My best advice is to stick to answering and commenting and you will definitely find inspiration to create new discussions as you go along. Get that charcoal running and let it on full steam!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ya zed_k4 I think you are right and it certainly did me a bit of good to have some time away from mylot and came back all refreshed and ready to go. Thanks for your advice too Thanks for responding
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
8 Sep 09
My pleasure.. Being rejuvenated is the word. And recharged.. I love it too; the feeling of having the total energy to get back on track.. you take care too..
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Sometimes I get inspired by an email sent by a friend and sometimes I get inspired by some injustice I see on the news. Most of my inspiration comes from my family though. That being said, I don't really start that many discussions. Usually when I think of a good one I am no where near my computer and when I do get there I have forgotten what I wanted to say. For instance, I mentioned that I had a good idea for a discussion in while commenting on someone else's discussion but now I can't even remember who I said it to.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ya savak03 WRITE IT DOWN!!!!!! hahaha I would be lost without my pen and paper at my side and would be in a worse place than I am now hahaha Maybe you should go back to that discussion then the idea will come back to you. Thanks
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Err, I would if I could remember which discussion it was. Oh those senior moments!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Sep 09
I usually just write about whatever is going on w/me & around me. nothing very exciting for sure just life in general.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ANTIQUELADY At least your discussions are original because I guess no one else is leading the same life as you!! Thanks
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Bet everybody is glad they aren't leading my life, lol. It's not too bad. hope u have a happy day.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
6 Sep 09
Yes I feel that way too sometimes, because it seems like nearly everything has already been discussed, but as for where get my inspiration, well I get inspiration from everyday life, and news TV and just from whatever's floating around in my head, for example if I happen to be thinking about a particular subject like film or a friend or computers, then it will most likely appear as one of my topics, though lately its becoming more, and more, difficult to think up something fresh.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi ya apples99 Yes I too get my inspiration from tv but I hate to start discussion that look like I am scraping the bottom of the barrel haha Thanks
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
7 Sep 09
Well, its not scraping the bottom of the beryl if its about somthing important on the TV news like a special bulletin or event. most people find that intresting including myself.
@KrauseHome (35277)
• United States
28 Mar 11
Personally I think we can all relate with this one no matter how long you are a member here, and what type of day you are having. There are many times I have come here and can post away, or start a new discussion, etc. and feel good about being able to do so. Then there are other days where I am lucky if I post back to 10 due to not really feeling in the mood to be here. But either way, that is the Joy of being a member here for sure.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Apr 11
Hi KrauseHome I think you are definately right for sure on all accounts hahaha Thanks for your response
@AKMEDIA2 (328)
• United States
25 Sep 09
I ran out of steam every so often as it seems that it takes so much effort to make a small penny. I know its completely free but sometimes it gets very tiring and frustrating.
@Humbug25 (12551)
28 Sep 09
Hi ya AKMEDIA2 It sure does sometimes and when that happens it is good to take a break! Thanks
@fan_philo (231)
• India
19 Sep 09
there is nothing to get insppiered when u get discussion the answers just pop out of u r mind and as it goes on we get more thought too the discussion that we get to be discussed.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Sep 09
Hi fan_philo Thanks for your response
@olepmis (843)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I am just answering the discussion most of the time and not opening much a discussion.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
9 Sep 09
Hi there olepmis Take your time there is no rush and there will always be someone around to respond to your discussion when you write some. Thanks
@bunnybon7 (36883)
• Holiday, Florida
7 Sep 09
My problem is that i start to many to keep up with. im constantly thinking of things id like to ask from friends. i love to read their comments but often run out of responses without repeating a lot. also, i dont like to leave them unanswered for fear that they will think i didnt bother to read what they said and i always read them all. guess im just a big gabber i think of things all the time in every room its awful i guess when mylot is almost your life.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hey there bunnybon7 Love the new avatar but hun, you need to get out more hahaha thanks
@Eisenherz (2912)
• Portugal
7 Sep 09
Interesting. I do get these same feelings of running out of inspiration myself as well. Sometimes I think it might be because other people keep repeating their ideas, be that here or elsewhere. It's boring to be the only one dinamizing, don't you think? So it's only natural that inspirtation comes and goes on these cases.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi there Eisenherz No it is no surprise that inspiration comes and goes but it is very difficult to be original!! Thanks
• Romania
7 Sep 09
hi. i have too .
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi there pntlxndr What? You can't have run out of steam already? That's really not a good sign for a newbie hahha Thanks
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
7 Sep 09
LoL~ I know what you mean. When I first started mylot, I was using it daily and spending a awful amount of time on here. I wanted to see if I could earn the minimum on a monthly basis. And I did for a period of 4 months straight. But I found so many other sites where I could earn quite a bit of money on as well and kinda let mylot go by the wayside. Since it is one of the favored sites that is legit and does pay like they say they do. I picked it back up and just hang out here to do the daily email posts and start a discussion or too when it comes to mind. I'm so grateful for mylot and even more grateful for them being legit.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi there hdjohnson Well I am glad you saw the light and returned hahaha Thanks
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
7 Sep 09
I get most of my inspiration from things that happen around me. I don't start too many though as not too many things happen that would make interesting discussions! LOL It's just as well as I have a hard enough time commenting back to a new discussion that I start. I couldn't imagine commenting back on several discussions at the same time, especially if they had a ton of responses! So, I just start a discussion every once in a while so that I don't get too overwhelmed! Happy mylotting!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hi there sacmom Yeah I do have a hard job keeping up sometimes haha Thanks
@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
No inspiration at all. There are so many things to write, it is all around us. when you respond just be true to yourself and you can.
@Humbug25 (12551)
7 Sep 09
Hello bagumbayan Thanks for your encouragement and thanks for your response