Learning about mylot!

@marguicha (76312)
Chile
September 7, 2009 10:22pm CST
Yesterday I read a post made by a newbie. The responses made me realize that there were many things I didn´t do at mylot the way I should. I used to be very happy when I got lots of responses but not always took care to answer then well. Yerterday I read (and it´s pure logic) that the amount of responses you get won´t give you more earnings. It´s not your participation, but the participation of the one who answers. I started answering and had a lot of fun. I discovered people with a sense of humor, others that taught me new things. Do you check back your posts to comment on the answers you recieve? Did you know that was part of your participation as earnings go?
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21 responses
• China
9 Sep 09
I will do like that!Thanks!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I don't start many discussions, but I respond to lots of them. If I get a reply to a response, then I answer again. That's what starts a discussion, right? It's always amazed me that some people start excellent discussions, but almost never reply to responses. To me if that's the 'norm' for that person, it shows a tremendous lack of appreciation to those who took the time to answer in the first place.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I´m sure I´ve done that to you, my friend, many times.. Sorry. I´m learning.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
9 Sep 09
You are excellent at responding, I certainly wasn't talking about you! Not responding once in a while is only human, and we all do it. Sometimes we get busy and just forget. I'm talking about the individuals who never, ever respond. For them, how do you know if they even read the responses? I guess I'm more of a 'stay and chat' person, than a 'speak and run' person.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
Kiss, kiss! Thank you.
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
I think that's what my friends called barging in the response or comments. some one popularize the term but the oldies of mylot knew about it all along. i kept commenting mostly on those people who respond to my discussions. it's fun knowing that they add more ideas to their response.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
8 Sep 09
That´s how we talk face to face. I suppose we must learn to do it through a computer
@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
8 Sep 09
It's great to barge in on friends when you come across them on another discussion somewhere. Just leaving a comment that they can get back to is fun and gives all concerned a chance to add something and makes sense (and cents ).
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I have some friends at mylot, those kind of friends thatwe could go visit each other if we were nearer. When I see their names at a psot, even if it´s an answer to something else, I add something many times. I feel that it makes me know them better.
@aznrice69 (101)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
Well before I did check back on the responses I received from my posts, but I only answered the ones I really felt needed a response. When I found out that those comments really went towards your participation I made a larger effort to respond to more of them. Commenting on your responses also help keep the discussion going and make them more interesting, so I'm glad I made that effort. Of course every once in awhile there will be one that you can't quite think of an appropriate response to, so I usually just comeback to them later or just choose not to respond. Yes sometimes I do have some trouble thinking of a reply to a response, but I always at least give it a read to be fair. I'm pretty new still and I found the community to be very active and willing to disclose so much useful tips and information.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I think you were right the first time. If you spend your time answering responses that didn´t deserve a comment (according to you) you are taking time from reading posts that could be more meaningful.
• Canada
9 Sep 09
Well I think I was a little too lazy, even though sometimes I would answer back a lot of the time I would just ignore it. I still do mostly answer to ones the I'm truly interested in but I do it to a better standard and take in other peoples responses more thoroughly.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
8 Sep 09
You know Marg, it has never been about the earnings w/me, I answer every response i get, To me that is just common courtesy if someone is nice enough to respond to my discussion. Have a happy day.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
My dearest, Your friendship is by far more important to me than any penny or dollar I might make. I know you don´t write here for the money. And it isn´t for me either. I like to earn some money but mylot is waht I could call my "coffee break" in terms of money earning. It´s the moment when I´m happy and socialise. Hug!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Thanks MARG FOR YOUR KINDNESS. mYLOT IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE MOST OF THE TIME. i HAVE RUN INTO A FEW DINGBATS THE LAST WEEK BUT HOPEFULLY THEY'LL GO AWAY, LOL. hAVE A GOOD ONE. JO
@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
8 Sep 09
Marguicha your topic is so inspiring! Many times some of us respond to new users explaining hw things are done. We seem to say the same things over and over again and are never sure whether the advice we are giving is really being understood. When another Lotter then comes along, like you did here, and points out that they read something and found it useful to themselves too then it makes it all so worthwhile! The more we comment then the more a simple topic will turn into a discussion. The more fun we can have and the more we will see our earnings increase, both in friends and cents! Happy to see that it helped you too!
@mysdianait (63942)
• Italy
9 Sep 09
Every time you create a post, whether it is a discussion, a response or a comment, you are adding your bit. By doing this you give other users the chance to earn as they can then comment back to you and earn too, just like this chance that you have given me That is how you can give back to myLot and fellow Lotters
@piya84 (2591)
• India
9 Sep 09
Hi there I have been here at my lot for many months now and yes i know making comments responses we receive is participation too.I myself have created very few discussion.Mostly i enjoy giving answer to people who have asked questions here
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
It happens to me too. I respond a lot more that make my own post. I don´t think I make much more than one or two posts each day.
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I am a newbie too and in the process of learning mylot..i read the FAQ but it would be more helpful if i learn from those who have been here soo long
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
You can ask. Many people will help you. And I have read mylot´s rules many times but there´s always something new that has scaped me before. Welcome!
@Hatley (152332)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Sep 09
hi marguicha yes I do as its much fun to see what people have to say about your discussion and I have learned so' much from all of you from different countries,its so 'great 'to meet people of all ages and races. I love itwhen I get a whole bunchof comments from one other people so that I have a lot of friends'involved in it like a meeting between friends.it is a'l lot of fun.Yes I foundout that my comments would earnme more money so I make an effort to comment on all responses.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I try too, but sometimes I don´t have the time. I find it difficult sometimes to type (arthosis) or to see well the keyboard (old eyes) OR to find the word (English is not my native language). All that slows down the process of responding. To tell you the truth, mylot is not a site I use to make money, but a "coffee break" from boring sites where I earn much more. I´m here for the people, the diferent cultures, the rare cooking recipes. I love mylot!
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I usually do respond when someone responds to me unless all they say is that they agree or some such. I often find that the ones who really answer the question I ask or take an interest in the topic have something important to say and I have incentive to respond. I am not going to just say thanks for the response and nothing else. I would feel uncomfortable with that. My responses have to say something for me to feel comfortable even making them. I do look at all responses though. I don't look for a massive number of responses the few times that I do post a discussion. Have a great day!!!
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I agree about different kinds of responses (or topiccs). Many times I read a topic, it´s interesting, but I find there´s nothing more to add. So I go elsewhere.
@kmaram (2535)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Hi there, well before i dont mind answering or giving comment back in my discussion but i made realized that i should. And in order for me to extend my appreciation to members who give response to my discussion. So now i am practicing this giving discussion, check for the comment and giving feedback again its a nice feeling having interaction here, keep on mylotting
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
It is much more fun to do it that way.
@maximax8 (27049)
8 Sep 09
Hi my friend. I have been a member of My Lot for three years. When I was a newbie I read the My Lot rules. It said not to say "Thanks for your response" to every member that responded to the discussion. I read every comment and just add a comment when I wish to do so. I like humor and I have learned many new things on My Lot. One of the things I must like about My Lot is the international atmosphere. Hug.
@KaraKATAD (246)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
yep! I check back on my posts because the discussion is so fun to read and learn about. I didn't know whether or not it was part of participation, but it sounded like a lot of fun. Also, I wanted to help other people who wanted to participate and give them a fun topic to talk about and think about. MyLot isn't only for money but it's for fun too. We just happen to get paid as well. :P
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
For a long time I have known that the best of mylot is not the money. I have met here very interesting and lovely people. I have learned about other ways of living and eating. I have shared comments about life. What´s a penny compared to that?
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
8 Sep 09
Hi marguicha, you've been missing out a lot then. If all you get from your discussions is a long line of responses it does get a bit dull, comment back on all of them and you often get back a response then that is much more interesting than the first contribution made and a nice old chat can develop. As has been said about a zillion times on here you only earn through your own participation here so there's no point in receiving responses without comments plus it's heaps more fun. Have a look at some of the sucessful discussions on here for a really good feel for what'd out there. My leaderboard one is a really good example of fun to be had but it's not about this new term of 'barging in', anyone is welcome and it's called interaction.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
9 Sep 09
I have done that sometimes, but not as much as I should have. I think that I´m begining to interact more now that I have changed my main line of interests.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
8 Sep 09
At times I'll try chain responses but they are rare. Usually I'll respond to a response if I feel like it and I have something to add. And yes it is participation that helps out earnings (too bad it doesn't help out ratings or standing but thats for another discussion). Well, I'm glad you had some fun in another discussion and learned something.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
8 Sep 09
I´m more interested in mylot everyday. I have even learned geography, when trying to place my new friends
@eileenleyva (8604)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
Mylot had become my scholastic venue. I had been learning from the varied discussions and responses posted by the members. The ideas and the convictions had become more important to me than the earnings, the reason that I joined mylot. The people, although concealed by their imaginative avatars, are as real to me as the next human being.
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
8 Sep 09
You are so right! I live alone in my house and it seems I talk more with mylotters than with any other person during the day. And it´s funny, because English is not my native tongue. Earnings are of little importance here, but I ported this discussion because I realised what participation meant. Now I don´t know how it could have scaped me that the answers to my posts were the participation of others. I have some friends here that are as close as a real person can be. You start exchanging one or two ideas and suddenly you find that you have so much in common!
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• Australia
8 Sep 09
Hi there, well I am relatively new to mylot and have been learning new things everyday. i did learn though right off the bat that you have to actually take the time toread and respond to peoples comments that they leave on a discussion you started or on a comment you left about someones discussion. I really enjoy doing this as well as just answering questions. Its true you get to find out about lots of different people. Its crazy how people can have such different opinions and you could have 100 different answers to one question. Well enjoy your time and happy mylotting!
@marguicha (76312)
• Chile
8 Sep 09
Thank you. I do enjoy mylot. And although I havdn´t learned about that, I have even learned about indian recipes. I suppose it depends on your interests.
@irishmist (3843)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I try really hard to keep up with mylot and on my posts as well, as long as the respones have something worthwhile to say and not just trying to make a penny.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I try to comment back if I have something to say. But sometime people do not give a lot to say back. i was aware that it helps with your earnings.
@DCLehnsherr (1042)
8 Sep 09
Hi Marguicha, I did a series of discussions about commenting on mylot once, and it was commenting on those responses which finally made me feel at home in mylot. I find it a little stressful at times catching up with comments because I am terribly lazy and they pile up, but I have made it so I can't add new discussions until at least a few have been cleared. I am definitely finding that reading back on what people said is enjoyable, and if it leads to greater friendships it will definitely be worth it lol. I also learnt that commenting is part of the earnings too, but it hasn't really changed my view, I do it for the friendships lol All the best, Dranz