Have you ever gone through the wonderful experience of looking back at your

By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
November 23, 2009 2:12am CST
discussions you made when you were new here? It is a great experience going through the discussions you made as a fresher long time back here in Mylot. Every discussion you made takes you back to the particular situation and mood you were in at the time of making it. And you could reminisce how you made your first friendship with your closest friend now in Mylot. And you also can see how far you have improved from that “wandering aimlessly without able to get a grip of Mylot “attitude and how much of confidence you have gained here over the time. And you can definitely see the improvement in the style of presentation of your friends too.
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@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
23 Nov 09
Yes and what a shock I get. They were awful! I gradually got the hang of things after manymonths of watching what was needed here to create an interesting discussion and now I think I manage it whenever I get round to starting one. I have friends, one inparticular, who have fished out my older discussions and brought them back to life. Many of the topics will not go out of date but when I read over them I can see that I could have got much more interest in them if I had exposed the topics in the way I do now. Some of the titles were just pointless and not eye-catchers at all. So we learn a lot on here too!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
Sure we have learned a lot here.We have done everything under the sun to get our foot hold here which looks so funny now.I can say that Mylot is a great experience and a great place to hone our many skills.
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@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
23 Nov 09
I have even discovered skills (if I dare call them skills ) that I was unaware that I had
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@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
You can say that friend.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Well balasri you have become one of my favorite friends here in my lot ,and is so funny that we are both from different worlds ,but at the same time we have so much in common.
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Nov 09
Yes Mirita.I eyes always lit up to see your unfailing responses to all my discussions.That shows the affection that you have for me.And I would like to use this moment to say that I too am very happy to have real and warm friend like you here.,Your friend ship is one thing that I will always cherish here.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
24 Nov 09
Thank you my friends and lots of blessings to you and your family.
@balasri (26577)
• India
26 Nov 09
Thanks a lot.I will cherish those words Mirita.
@littleowl (7157)
25 Nov 09
Hi bala, Many a time I look bsck and see how 'shy' I was in the beginning of responcing to peoples discussions let alone making them, my first friend here on the lot has now left but since being here which is coming on 4yrs now, I have made so many lovely genuine friends it is like home to me here on MyLot....LoLo
@balasri (26577)
• India
26 Nov 09
I still find you as the shy coy decent soft spoken little owl my friend.
@littleowl (7157)
26 Nov 09
Thank you Bala but you too are very sweet person and am glad you are my friend too...
@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
It does feel good to read those old discussions. Most especially those that Ive had good discourses on some responses that Ive had. Those were fun, and some lasted for even more than 6 months of just exchanging comments. In terms of the ideas and the way that I present them, I think that Im more fun when I started out.LOL I mean the tone that I phrase my created discussions that time seems so perky. I guess I was that excited in myLotting.LOL! I also didnt regard the nature of the topic that I wanted to discuss. I mean those seemed like casual and sometimes even whimsical topics. Over time, I seemed to have had a more serious tone when creating discussions. I do try to recreate that 'fresh' feeling but those topics need inspiration, which I dont have a lot of these days. I vaguely remember the first friendship request that I had in this site. I didnt have any referrer so there's no 'automatic friend'. I think it has been more than a week before I had friends. I didnt send requests because I was too focused on responding to discussions. I remember that it was my 'mission' to respond to at least 10 discussions a day in the no responses page. Imagine my delight when I was notified that someone sent me a request. Too bad that the person didnt remain active though. As for my closest friend now in myLot, we became friends when it seemed that I was responding to a lot of his discussions and he was the same with me. It was an unconscious thing because it was not my habit to look at the creator then, just the topic. He sent the request, I accepted, the rest is history.^_^ Ah, you're referring to what I call the "myLot withdrawal syndrome". Thats the stage where a member has had too much of myLot that it kinda suffocates him/her yet he/she cant not at least login and read. Need not reply or create, just login and browse. Ive had the worst case of it.
@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Nov 09
Thanks a lot for the beautiful response.It is a pleasure indeed going through the entire response so many times.
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@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
1 Dec 09
You're very much welcome. It just brings back all the memories huh?
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Nov 09
Yes I did that recently actually. I looked right back to my very first discussion here and I could certainly see my inexperience here and how I was living at the time. It is interesting to look back on things I wrote at a different stage of my life. I particularly like reading my old journals and articles from a while ago. Perusing my old discussions and articles brings back many of the emotions I felt at the time and it is interesting to see how much I’ve grown and how my life has changed.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
25 Nov 09
You are Abelson right Paula.If you go back and have a look at the discussions it feels like a time travel.A particular discussion or response takes us to that point of day ,mood and situation and make us dwell in that place for a while.And it is amazing to see the confidence,mastery of communication and the friendships we gained over the years. Spread a smile
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
23 Nov 09
Hey bala! I think that is a very good question! When I do look back on some of my very first discussions sometimes I laugh or am just plain embarrassed about how naive I was then! I have learned so much from so many different people from all over the world by being here at mylot and am so grateful for the opportunity being here has brought me! And I am also grateful for all the wonderful friends that I have made in the year and a half that I have been here! It certainly has been an interesting experience in many ways!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Nov 09
Yesterday as I went back to resolve the unresolved discussions that were pending for a long time I slowly got sucked into them and was enjoying reading the my old discussions and responses I got for them. I just feel great at the vista of things I learnt here, the participation in their happy and sad moments and sharing my happiness and whatever knowledge I have with them. I am happy that I joined this site. This place gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction. Thank you my friends. I love you all ‘the beautiful people’.
@shadow41 (2356)
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Yeah I do. I check my old discussions every once in a while. It's a great feeling especially if my discussion had lots of responses on it. I can also say that I've improved here at myLot. Before my discussions oftentimes gets deleted. Now it doesn't because I don't make that much now. Haha. But still looking at those old discussions of mine is wonderful. shadow41
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Nov 09
Happy to know that.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
23 Nov 09
I've started to go back through and look at old discussions before but I think it'd take a long time to do. For now I'll just make more, and try to catch up to all the discussions, responses and comments I need to catch up to. Yes, the writing styles differ as we "age" here on mylot... We get more mature, or more goofy depending on if we were goofy starting out or more mature and stern / strict starting out here on mylot.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Nov 09
Well said Cow girl.
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• United States
23 Nov 09
Oh, its all a wonderful experience..Insofar as improvement, I don't know..There's still a lot of dumb questions bouncing around in my head and were they to escape to Mylot there'd be folks wondering 'What's happened to da boy?!' And, no it hasn't hit me yet. In fact, it wasn't a thought until you mentioned it, but I don't doubt that the nostalgia of my posts will come and settle in, perhaps on a slow day when the little mind hasn't enough to keep it busy, and more notions will start bubbling away on their journey to becoming a post, giving new life to bits and pieces of old posts.. As for style of presentation..well..An expensive gift can come in cheap wrap, and a cheap gift in expensive wrap. The quality of the presentation does not change the quality of the content and that's what Mylot is for, is it not?..the quality of the content.. Enjoy!
@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Nov 09
You have said it perfectly right.They way you present a discussion doesn't mean much unless the quality of that discussion is noteworthy.Good point.Thanks pal.
• United States
23 Nov 09
I did that a long time ago I wish that I could go back now and look but all my original discussions have been deleted along with the account
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@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
They remain in our hearts.One cannot delete the fun we had with your discussions.
@Sreekala (19161)
• India
23 Nov 09
Hi bala, I was in the exact situation in last week. I never recheck my old discussions intentionally and I would like to avoid the same for checking my improvement. But I was forced to do the same because one of my friends digs out all of my old discussions and I had to reply back to all. I really impressed to learn my improvement and I am really thankful to that friend who forced me to look back. It was a wonderful experience to know, where we were and where we are now.
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
That is the point.We look like the one admitted to a new institution and who were trying to make our mark here somehow.To see the confidence ,expertise and the understanding we gained in this place and our friends is something to be experienced to explain.
@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
Definitely, my long stint here has seen dramatic improvements in my writing presentation. I have slowly learned to communicate with people from all walks of life and educational backgrounds and my regular presence in mylot has given me much confidence in voicing out my opinion and their acceptance of my views have further inspired me to go on mylotting as I may say, have come almost parallel to others strength in thoughts and words. From mylot I have graduated from being a naive and unwilling participant to one that is bold and fearless to undertake any topics posted here. I am thankful to have found mylot as it has unearthed my hidden talent in writing and polished further to be on par with others though I might not be literally good as yet but am happy that my discussions are well understood, by looking at the pages of responses I get from every discussions that I posted. It is well worth my time and efforts spent in mylot.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
You have wonderfully presented all the plus points for being here Zandi.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
23 Nov 09
I did, and it's a lof of fun, Balasri. I have seen my English improve, the quality of my answers improve and off course the quality of the discussions I have posted myself. One of my early discussions was about pickle flavoured gum that I heard is sold in Japan. Thanks to a mylot friend I managed to resolve it, but it has been on my unresolved list for 3 years. Over time you learn which things will interest people and which topics have a long shot at ever getting a single response. Even though I have learned this, if I really like a topic, I will post it anyway .
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
That's for sure.We can see how we leaned the nuances of Mylot and it's members slowly.And no doubt it brought great improvement in our language and the typing speed.
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
23 Nov 09
I've done that a few times Bala and actually felt a range of emotions from sheepish, confused for some of the silly discussions. Felt great about some of the discussions which had good interactions in them and even laughed and smiled at some of them. You are right about the improvement, but at the same time, there seemed to be a different enthusiasm.They are special allright moreso because of the wonderful friends i've been able to make.
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Nov 09
I agree with you Alok.Looking back it feels so awesome to see the vista of subjects we were able to touch with the so called enthusiasm.And I always liked the way behaved with our newly squired friends.
• Mexico
23 Nov 09
yes, I have, but also whit the god thing comes some that is not so god, some timer is very nice he feeling, but other is like you want to take you skin and peel it off to wash teh feeling.. I don't know if that is that you reffer whit your question but some times when I look back find answers, and some times, questions are made..
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