do you feel your writing or posting quality suffers later at night

@timhinyy (1653)
United States
February 16, 2010 1:37am CST
do you feel the quality of your posts or discussions suffer the later at night you put them up if you are tired? obviously you probably think more clear headed the more rest you have had, but that is just my opinion. will you avoid posting or making a discussion if you are tired?
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• Philippines
16 Feb 10
yes, definitely. when i'm quite interested in a topic, i sometimes make a very lengthy post when there simply is a lot of things to write about. but when i'm tired, even if the mind is willing but my typing fingers are no longer coordinating and cooperating with me... hehe... i'm bound to have shorter and shorter responses. i usually enjoy several exchange of comments too in a thread, just like a conversation should be. but when i'm tired, i noticed that i make one-liner comments which isn't exactly the usual me. hehe when i'm in the mood with some of my mylot friends, we make long threads that would run for days exchanging a few comments a day. these days i don't start discussions, i just respond to a few (often from those started by friends in my list) and i shy away from highly debatable topics. i usually come to mylot to relax, not be further stressed out. hehe so i guess when i'm really too tired, i will not post at all. because i just might fall asleep in the middle of a post. which was quite true as it already did happen a few times.
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
16 Feb 10
i know there are a few people that when they get started they can write a lot, but i will find myself pausing a lot to think about what i want to say and when i am tired i might forget my train of thought. I'm not sure if this still happens, but i had a friend who wrote a long response and lost it, because it took them so long to post it that the page or the site timed out, because she just kept writing and writing and she got kinda upset about it. sometimes i can get on a train of thought and just keep going and going, but when i believe i have made my point on the topic or said what i wanted to say then i will end it there. i can usually type decently so that being the case i can type a lot in a quick amount of time and as long as i keep with what i am thinking about i can write a lot pretty quick. i always try to have thought out responses, but when you are tired they may not have the quality that they usually do.
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
it had happened to me before, so i know how frustrated your friend must have felt. hehe just when you're so worked up and absorbed in the post that it has become quite long and then the webpage just timed out when you hit the "post response/comment" button... ughhh -lol- hey, i thought you are tired already as you started this discussion about an hour ago. hehe i didn't think you'd be able to respond back. but i do appreciate that you did.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
16 Feb 10
honestly can't remember if it has happened to me, but if it did i wouldn't to happy about it either. yes i am still tired and was trying to fall asleep, but am not having any luck with that. if someone takes the time to give me a quality response i do try to give them one in return it only seems fair. thanks for your response.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
17 Feb 10
I can get tired at any time of day, so no, I don't think so. Responding to discussions isn't like researching and writing an article so it generally doesn't require that much brain power.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
17 Feb 10
i would guess it would also depend on how involved the topic is you are responding to. if its a simple topic it can be much easier then one you have to put a lot of thought into.
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
18 Feb 10
The discussions are like conversation so I don't really have to think about it much.
@terri0824 (4975)
• United States
18 Feb 10
I can probably make a better post to a discussion or start a better discussion if I'm not tired. So probably early morning would be best for me, but since I don't ever have mornings that I can, I do the best that I can in the evening. So the quality of my response may not be as quality as say if I would respond later in the evening.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
18 Feb 10
when i started this discussion it was pretty late in the morning let alone evening. if i respond to a discussion or if i start one i always try my best to make as good of a reply as i can, but when you are really tired it can be a little harder to focus on what you are writing.
@BarBaraPrz (18497)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
16 Feb 10
I'm more likely to avoid posting if I'm feeling depressed or even just blasé. If I'm tired, I'm probably not here.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
16 Feb 10
well sometimes when i am tired, but can't fall asleep i will pop back on here and see if there is anything that interests me. depending on what i have done during the day will determine how much energy i have later in the evening and whether or not i will be able to fall asleep. as i came up with this topic i was having trouble falling asleep so i thought of this, which seemed like an interesting topic at that time.
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@megamatt (14332)
• United States
16 Feb 10
In many ways, as the day goes into the later night time hours, I do think this is true. The reason for this is because I most likely had responded on many topics throughout the day. Therefore, all of my creative ability has been exercised completely. Thankfully a lot of the times by I reached that point, I think I have posted a sufficient amount of responses for the day to reach my goal. Likely that's my brain sending my a signal that I have done more than enough. If there are interesting topics, they will still be there in the morning after all. Maybe after a night's rest, I'll be able to properly contribute to them. So, yes, indeed, I think my ability to write kind of drops off at night for obvious reasons.
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@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
16 Feb 10
i think that when i get tired that i will probably write shorter responses, cause at that time of the night i probably won't feel like thinking as much as when i am more alert earlier in the day. in this way i believe that the quality will suffer a little later in the evening so i will probably post more earlier in the day then later at night. funny that i thought of this one, because i was tired, but it seemed like something that other people would of gone through too, especially late in the evening when you get to the point of if you are going to post any more for that day or call it a night.
@nikky28 (1572)
• India
16 Feb 10
Well if I am tired the quality of my posts will suffer regardless of whether it is night or day. I find that the surroundings are more calmer at night with very little distractions which helps me write better. I am inclined to be a night owl and that might be the reason. I generally prefer online discussions when I am not caught up with other work which mostly happens during the day. And yes, I would avoid posting if I am tired.
@timhinyy (1653)
• United States
16 Feb 10
yes it is easier to put up discussions and responses if you don't have some of life's daily distractions in our way. if the discussion is of interest to me i would still try to post something, but if I'm tired it may not be up to the quality that i would normally try to do.