Creating discussions

Spain
October 1, 2010 6:25am CST
Hello myLotters! For me it's a little hard to come up with interesting topics sometimes, so I usually limit myself to responding to other's discussions instead of creating my own, but then I see people that create so many new and fun discussions so often that I'm wondering if it's just me being all boring and out of ideas... :P So, how do you guys come up with ideas for creating new discussions? Or, alternatively, what kind of topics do you like to discuss and/or think are interesting?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Oct 10
Mylot, my lot in life. It's about life, your life, our lives, everybodies' lives. I like food, gardening, gathering, cooking, saving money, reduce, reuse, recycle, crafts, Alt. energy, alt. housing, cultural comparisons, etc. Mine aren't always that great, I need to be prolific right now to make some kind of $. Discussions starters seem to pay more $ than answering. If you read mine, it's just stuff going on in my life, commenting about stuff I see on TV, etc. I alternate between things everyone could answer and only people who do some of the things I can do or watch what I watch can answer. That way, my foreign friends won't get discouraged with some of my American or Canadian Border discussions. Yes, they can't answer one or two, but there is usually one they can answer or if they want to learn more, they can ask about one now and then. I know some people like to answer every question a friend has, but I'm happy if each person answers 1/3 and esp. rescues me from 0 responses. I think, at first, it is hard to ask questions, but as time goes by, it gets easier and easier. But trying to keep all the rules in mind and asking questions is quite a challenge.
• Spain
1 Oct 10
I personally think your discussions are very nice, it always seems like you have such interesting things to say :) Sometimes I consider creating discussions about things I like, for example, but sometimes I get a little discouraged because it seems like nobody else is into the same stuff as I am... but well, I'm not giving up. Thank you for your response!
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• Spain
2 Oct 10
I guess we're into more obscure stuff, hehe. My boyfriend (who's also using myLot) is into martial arts, I'm sure he'd find your topic interesting. Thanks for your advice :)
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
5 Jan 11
Thanks for best response. I hope I can stay healthy enough to stay online.
@akshay7 (415)
• India
1 Oct 10
I know some people who just keep starting new discussions and respond to the replies .... ( with boring replies...) ..lol My mailbox is filled with notifications - "xxx started a discussion" I do not start a new discussion until and unless, I think it is a good topic. Otherwise I just respond to discussions.. as about ideas, I do not run after them and wait for them to come my way ;) Good luck and yeah this one was a good interesting topic.
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@akshay7 (415)
• India
1 Oct 10
seems like I will have to filter some discussions now. I don't know what makes the people think that more discussions would make them more money. Maybe this 'is' the case but still, lol, can't blame them, maybe we are just being too modest. Furthermore mylot does not allow the discussion related to earnings otherwise we could have known ... :(
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
Yeah, sometimes my inbox gets a little flooded with "X started 4235 discussions" messages too :P I only create topics of my own when I feel it's something interesting and worth discussing indeed, but sometimes it's hard to come up with ideas. Thank you for your post!
• Philippines
2 Oct 10
Creating discussion from My Lot is eating a lot of time for me. I created 3 new discussion a day but all of these have few responses from the members. It's hard formulate and organized ideas to create discussion. I've been focusing and spending a lot of time responding to the discussions based on my interests. On my part, I post comment at least 10 responses a day. and usually it take more than 30 minutes a day.
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• Spain
2 Oct 10
Yeah, I think it can be a little discouraging when you create a discussion and it gets only a couple of responses, or none at all... Thanks for your reply! :)
@sumanadep (1230)
• India
2 Oct 10
You are not alone Cargoleta I too find it difficult to come up with an interesting topic to discuss.. I hardly start a discussion... Most of the time I just respond to the discussions created by others and like to share my views here.. When I start a discussion it is usually about something that I am interested in or what others to know about..
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• Spain
2 Oct 10
It seems a lot of us are like that indeed :) Thanks for your post!
@jugsjugs (13045)
2 Oct 10
When i first come on here,i never started any discussions,all i use todo was respond to alot of other peoples discussions.Then all of a sudden i started discussions that were things that had happened in the day,aswell as on the tv.I found that way there were a few discussions that i could start.I prefer other people to start discussions,but when there are not many discussions being started it is the time to start a few discussions on here so that we have things to reply to.
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• Spain
2 Oct 10
I agree with you, daily things can be interesting topics indeed... I just think my life is a little boring sometimes, hehe. Thank you for your post :)
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
A pleasant day to you Cargoleta, There are times, a lot of topic pop-out to my mind. However, whenever I sit down to write the entire topic to be discuss, there were no ideas coming out to expand it. I have a main topic, but, I dont know how to give justificaton to discuss it further. So I ended up in nothing to write. For this reason, I try to dig it out further, what is the right approach to this. The idea is there but it is not complete. Wherein, the main content is missing. After analyzing, I grasp that, an inspiration is somehow needed to come-up with a good content. That, if you are equipped with a good inspiration, aside from the title, which is the main topic, a good content will follow. Therefore, you can expand the main topic into a good point of discussion. In addition to the above, there are times, what was happened in the past is also a good source of topic to be raise up for discussion. Especially, if you need an assistance to remedy it or searching for a best solution. Have a nice day and hope you can create a good topic to be discuss.
• Spain
1 Oct 10
I agree with you, I also think it's really nice that you can ask for help here and that people will offer you advice. That's one of the things that makes myLot such a nice place :) Thanks a lot for your reply!
• Vietnam
1 Oct 10
Hi! I also feel hard to start a discussion. I want the discussion I've started is good and attract the attention of everyone. Put myself in their situation to know what they want. I often think twice before starting a new discussion. I think if I really want to share, it will have many ideas for discussions. There are many thing that it is hard to share. Instead we keep ourselves and think alone. Maybe something it is better for us when sharing with other people. This discussion is really good. You are doing very well. Have a nice day, Iris!
• Spain
1 Oct 10
Thanks a lot for your reply! I guess I'm not the only one that has trouble with such things, then, but hopefully we'll be able to come up with many interesting topics to discuss :)
@doormouse (4619)
1 Oct 10
i just think about what i've been doing lately,or waht i've seen or heard in the last few days,i'm not very good at doing discussions as i struggle to think of anything to write about,so i just tend to answer them instead
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
Same here, I never really know what to post about (and then I end up creating a discussion about creating discussions, haha :P) Thanks for your reply! :)
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
Creating new discussion in My Lot is really a tireful work in the site as a new member. It is hard to to think and create new discussion plus the discussion you created posted a single comment. You want to share your ideas but others may not interested in your work.
• Spain
1 Oct 10
Exactly, sometimes it's a little discouraging when you create a discussion and it doesn't get any replies... but I'm not giving up :) Thank you for your post!
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
1 Oct 10
Hi Cargoleta! Unique username. I'm just like you too. I've responded to discussions alot more than I started my own. It's just as interesting. The ones I'd started were usually based on events that happened around me. I used to keep a note of things I would like to include in my posts. That's not only useful if you want to start a thread but it equally helps in responding. I don't that much now though.
• Spain
1 Oct 10
Hehe thanks! It means 'little (female) snail' in Catalan, my native language. I sometimes post discussions about things that have happened to me too, but it feels like my life isn't interesting enough sometimes, hehe. Thank you for your response! :)
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
1 Oct 10
I also do mostly responding to other's discussions and find it hard to start discussion. I find that if I respond to several discussions in one day I have other ideas to start a discussion. I guess it gets me to thinking of other topics!
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
I agree, sometimes reading other people's discussions makes you come up with ideas of your own, which is really nice! Thanks for your response! :)
@thorgrym (677)
• United States
1 Oct 10
I don't start too many discussions either. Unless I really have something to discuss, I'd rather just be silent. I spend more time responding to discussions, too. One thing that really bothers me is when people just ask ridiculous questions as a discussion starter just for the sake of posting something. I won't respond to those types of discussions. It seems that it is all about the money that can be earned sometimes. While the money is a nice added bonus, I would much rather carry on a more meaningful conversation than to simply post inane questions and replies.
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
I completely agree with you. I initially came to myLot because it seemed like such a nice way to earn money, but as I started being active and posting things I realised there's much more to it than just the earnings. Thank you for your post! :)
@rastogisw (446)
• India
1 Oct 10
I usually wont start new discussions as I dont understand that what should I discuss which could be interesting but when I stuck of some site or want to share the things with people then only I start new discussion about that thing. There are so many people who just start the new discussions like this and whihc I could sometimes really dont understand.
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
Same here, same here. I only start discussions when I actually feel I have something to say that's 'worth it', so to speak... but sometimes it's hard coming up with such things. Thanks for your post! :)
@harry89 (2332)
• India
1 Oct 10
its also hard for me too to start a new discussion as i dont have any questions, so i completely concentrate on replying to others disscussions, but i enjoy more when i myself create a disscussion and reply to others comments
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
I agree that it's nice when you post a discussion and then people start replying to it, I think it's interesting to read what other people have to say about the stuff I come up with :) THanks for your post!
@oldchem1 (8144)
1 Oct 10
Don't worry about it, I only start a discussion when I have something to say or ask, other than that I respond to other posts more. It is better to write just a few decent discussions than a whole pile of pointless ones. You still earn from your responses, so carry on as you are and when you feel you have a topic you wish to discuss just go for it!! Good luck
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
Yeah, I do the same thing as well, but I also find it interesting to read other people's opinions about things I come up with, hehe. Thanks for your post! :)
@Sreekala (18788)
• India
1 Oct 10
Hi Cargoleta, There is nothing to worry, you can earn by participating other’s discussions. Regular participation of quality discussions will provide you great ideas for starting good discussions. So keep on responding to others and try to learn the techniques. If you start topics then follow up the topic with your comments to the participants. Hope to see you again with great topics. All the best to you.
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• Spain
1 Oct 10
Yeah, I know we can earn just by responding to discussions and such, but I also think it's nice if I sometimes try coming up with some of my own, since it's interesting to read other people's opinions :) Thanks for your post!