I love Mylot but sometimes I wonder why I start discussions....

Canada
March 4, 2010 12:30pm CST
I try to come up with topics or discussions that people can relate or repond too but lately it seems that I'm getting 0 to very few responses..... Have you ever had this lol....I also look at topics and try to respond to them as much as I can if I can relate or know what they topic is about that I can find a good response to give them.....
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Mar 10
Sweetie, you have to relax. These things take time. Tomorrow you will post and you will get a lot of responses. Don't think about how many you will get. Don't give up. Just enjoy yourself. TATA.
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
Thanks saphrina that is what I'm trying to do think of more topics and keep going Happy Mylotting....
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
4 Mar 10
Nice encouragement, saphrina.. tata..
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
4 Mar 10
UUUUMMMM, Thanx sweetie. Bye.
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• United States
4 Mar 10
I can completely understand. Despite the number of "friends" I have on here, I have a surprisingly lack of response for every discussion I have started. Some have no responses at all. Others, a handful. A very few have more than ten responses. So it makes me wonder what the point even is. And it's not even that mine are things that only a few certain people could really post about. I mean, like, only so many people could reply to one where, say, if I asked for responses from only those who could speak French. Not that I would, but just as an example.
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
Yes I can so relate I have lots of friends too I respond to just about any discussion I can relate to or respond to wether a friend or not....That is why I've taken a break too lol is because I'm feeling like my discussions are passerbys lol....
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Mar 10
do not just sit on your hands and just expect miracles if youo want u s to respond you must respond to us, we have to see you, meet you, then we think darthjustice really is great he or she posts to all my discussions, I must respond to his or her discussions too, this is a good poster. so get busy and post like craZy ,it wo rks as I found out as a newbie.and never make a discussion like asking for responses onlyfrom those who speak french, these sort of discussions are against mylot rules they will be deleted, discussions must have quality and substance and must not single out a privileged few.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 10
I don't know, why not talk about things in your own life? That works for me and does pretty well. And shhh but I actually kind of like the attention. lol
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
lol dawn that is what I've been doing and I think it might be too depressing to answer to maybe lol.....Happy Mylotting...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 10
hiya Lambie xoxo BlueAngel - keep plugging, you'll build a following...
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
thanks dawn smiles I've been responding to quite a bit today.
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• United States
4 Mar 10
Sometimes I feel the same way, so I can relate, especially when I see a discussion that is similar to one that I have already started and that one has a ton of responses while mine has very few. It is even worse if the similar discussion is not very well-written (meaning they do not seem to have put a lot of thought and effort into the discussion), and I put a lot of thought and effort into mine. When this happens, I just keep doing posting and responding to discussions and take comfort in the fact that I have good friends on here, and I am earning a little extra money, too.
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
I've seen that too and had that happen to me a couple of times as well....Like you I've tried my hardest to put alot of thought and effort into my discussions....Some topics I see lately tho I cannot seem to respond to have no idea what to say but there are the ones that I do find that I can...Happy Mylotting...
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• United States
4 Mar 10
There are some times when I start a discussion with the hope that it will be interesting and capture a lot of attention and draw a lot of responses. Other times, however, I will just start a discussion because it is something that I need or want to "get off my chest" so to speak. These types of discussions I do not really expect to get a bunch of responses, but I think it is great if they do. I do always try to write interesting and "quality" discussions, but what one person finds interesting another will not, and sometimes I just do not feel the urge to try to appeal to the masses. I would rather write what I want, and if people want to respond, then I think it is wonderful.
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
OMG are u serious? Even YOU of all people have a discussion with only 7 responses? What is this world coming to?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
4 Mar 10
Never give up. Keep creating discussions that you think might bring on the interests of others and you'll definitely see some change. Go for it, I'm sure you've done well so far, so keep it going..
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
Thanks for the encouragment I sure will keep it up just trying to think of new topics hehe....Happy Mylotting.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
9 Mar 10
You are so2x welcome.. have a happy time being in myLot to you too..
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Yes of course. I think every body here had their fair share of no-response. Well not really none but I not just that overwhelming compared to some discussions previously raised. It's ok for me. I've no problems with that. As long as let it out in the open and had quite responses that's about enough for me.
• Canada
4 Mar 10
That is a good way of looking at it I've never thought of it that way before....Alot of mine are just letting out how I'm feeling going through certain situations in my life...Happy Mylotting.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Mar 10
BlueAngel you already have 601 so not doing too bad, just post to us a lot so we see your name, for instance I have never seen it and you have never responded to any of my discussions so I would not know you but if you were to respond to a lot of mine or anyone elses like that and I saw your name, I would think wow blueangel really is a great poster so I will have to look up her or his discussions and post to them, we have to see each others names so as to get asquainted then we c an respond more, just get out here and be seen a lot and you will get responses also get as many friends as you can as they will really help to g et responses. but do not think you get paid for our responses no you only get paid is you comment on our responses we all get paid for what we o ur selves post not for what others do. okay.
• Canada
4 Mar 10
I've been a member for 2 years but have taken breaks but I will do that go to more of my friends discussions respond to them and see what I get hehe....I have lots of friends on here time to go responding thanks for your response...
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
Honestly I think everyone here on MyLot has experienced this at one time or another! Some discussions get responses like hot fire while others take forever to even get a few! I think your discussions are great! Keep up the good work!
• Canada
4 Mar 10
Thanks for the encouragment PurpleTeddyBear I try.....I keep coming back lol so that is a good thing....
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
Your more then welcome, and yes coming back is definitely a start!
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• Canada
4 Mar 10
Yes it sure is a start......I guess I just spent too much time away there for awhile but I have a goal to get my posts up there again lol....
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
9 Mar 10
Welcome to my world! I have alot of discusions that never got responses. On most discussions I have I am lucky to get a few responses! The most I got was on why I hate rain days and it was 34 responses! I'm still looking for a discussion or more that has more hits then that!
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• Canada
9 Mar 10
It seems that is happens to the best of us here in mylot like others have said at least I get it off my chest.....Thanks for responding HappyMylotting.
• South Africa
6 Mar 10
Try different search engines and you might find it helpful to find a solution
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• Canada
6 Mar 10
I don't think it's my search engines I find that when I make a discussion here in mylot some of them go with no responses....Welcome to Mylot....
• United States
6 Mar 10
I am right there with you, I guess we hit some and miss some.I have days where I am better at responding then starting. But, I sure do love mylot to. And reguardless if my discussion is answered to or not I am gonna keep on typeing lol At least I get it out what ever it is. And I feel better. It's like talking to yourself which I do alot of anyways! So keep on mylotting!
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• Canada
6 Mar 10
I'm going to try and not take so much of a break this time either lol.....That what I've been doing daily now is come on and respond as much as I can and if I think of a topic to dicuss I post......HappyMylotting.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
6 Mar 10
Welcome to my world! I have been on Mylot over a year and this happens to me all the time! I come up with good discussions and like you get no responses! If I do get responses to discussions I ususally get very few! I'm still looking for a discussion I can come up with that will get mega hits! I'm here mostly to make money. I like Mylot but never will love it! I've had it rough on Mylot!
• Canada
6 Mar 10
I have had it rough here too.....I hope that things look up for you here in mylot as well my prob mostly is I've disappeared too many months at a time lol....But I'm back and have been positing as much as I can...
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• United States
5 Mar 10
That's funny, I've only started one discussion and I got dozens of responses - guess it depends on what you are discussing?
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
I have had discussions that have gotton alot of reponses then I've also had discussions that have gotton very few if any at all....So I'm just plucking away at the advice I've been given and out responding to as many as I can respond to as well as come up with a few topics of my own.
@AmbiePam (50258)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Sometimes I wonder if people are getting their discussion notifications. I read a couple of the last ones you started, but I didn't have any advice. With friend's discussions, I try to think of something to add, but if I can't come up with something that doesn't sound stupid, I don't reply to them.
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
Awww I'm sure that is not true you have given me lots of great advice on alot of my discussions.....
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Hi BlueAngelRS! You better stop feeling a bit upset for you have lots of responses now! Sometimes it really happens... I have few zero responses topics too but I don't mind that much for I know that there are almost 200 thousand members of mylot and surely many of them post discussions too... And we are super many... considering that fact too one mylotter posts more than one discussion per day... The thing is we are able to voice out and share our thoughts and ideas... Happy myloting to you BlueAngelRS! And congratulations for being on the today's top!
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
Thanks so much for the congrats and I'm keeping more of an open mind and following the advice and will keep plucking.....HappyMylotting.
• India
5 Mar 10
I guess thats the same way i do things over here on mylot i dont start many discussions but try to take part in as many as i can... I try to select topics on which i can really contribute something just like the mylot TOS said lol but thats the way i do things out here ... i sometimes post some discussions but those are nothing serious just a few questions i have been pondering on... good to have a few more people thinking over it ..
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
Yes you are so right.....I've in the past couple of days here been responding to others as well as posting a few discussions myself....I have a goal to get my posts up there lol....HappyMylotting.
@TheWebGuy (243)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Well then.. Mission accomplished eh? Lol. Looks like quite a lot of action for just 24 hours. There you go buddy. Well done. New here but look forward to chatting with most of you. :)
• Canada
5 Mar 10
Thanks TheWebGuy will check out some of your topics too smiles HappyMylotting.
• China
5 Mar 10
Don't be bothered too much. Everyone has experienced the time that he fails to get many responses to his discussion. It does't mean that your discussions are boring or something. It's just because other people have not much interest in the topic. I myself had started several discussions but never got more than ten responses except for one. It discouraged me badly. So i prefer to respond to other discussions rather than start my own.
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
I might do that as well start responding to others discussions as well as friends discussions then think of my own to start again Happy Mylotting.
@allknowing (70763)
• India
5 Mar 10
You can keep a track of the kind of discussions that get attention but this should not worry you unduly as number of responses will not raise your points or earnings but your participation will. Responding to discussions to the best of your ability and commenting on responses that you receive constitute a major part of the exercise here.
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
You are so right that is what I've been told thanks for the advice.....
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
5 Mar 10
Ok, first, don't worry if you don't get a lot of responses, everyone on here goes through dry spells. I will though give you a couple of tips that might help. Topics--You want to pick topics that a lot of ppl can relate to, ones that are interesting or fun. Springs coming up so think about fun things to do with that. Things like do you go barefoot in the Spring, what's the best part of Spring, what kinds of things are you going to plant in your garden. The thing is to give ppl a topic that they can relate to. Friends--Most ppl on here don't realize how important friends are. Friends on here are the foundation of your sucess. It's simple really. The more friends you have, the more ppl get notified about your discussions, the more responses you get. I went and looked at your friends page, you have 81 friends...I have over 3000...no matter what topic I do, I generally get a lot of responses. Also you said you've been gone for a while, ppl will tend to delete you if you haven't been on in a while. Go to some of the more popular discussions and start finding friends, respond to some of their discussions and add them as friends. Notifiers--Make sure to turn all your notifiers on and respond to as many discussions as you can. The more ppl see your name on the Lot the more they will be adding you. Friends Discussions--When you get a new friend request, if you accept it, go through their first 2-3 pages of Started Discussions and see if there are any that you want to respond to. I hope some of this helps...Don't worry about it. MyLot is a lot of fun and once ppl see you're back on again they'll be running to your discussions left and right. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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• Canada
5 Mar 10
Thanks Twoey for the advice I will definatly give all suggestions I've been given a try HappyMylotting.