How important is the topic for one discussion?
December 11, 2010 10:15am CST
Hello guys, lately i found really interesting discussions with no responses, because the topics doesn't sound interesting. I experienced the same when i was still new. I was writing long discussions, really induced by my own experience, which i'm sure that a lot of people experienced before, but just didn't have responses. Soon i realized that topics wrote as questions sounds better, they are more impressive and people feel directly asked, it's not like a long and probably boring story is waiting them to read first and then to share their own thinking. What kind of topic touch you more? ANd what kind of topics you write for your own discussions?
15 Dec 10
For me, any topic is worth responding to. But the reason why I sometimes pass up on discussions is not that it doesn't sound interesting, but sometimes the discussion-title is not 'catchy' enough. I think discussion need a little bit of marketing too. So that users who are not friends of the poster can find their discussions. And the best way to do it is to make the title interesting enough to catch attention.
12 Dec 10
I don't really post my own discussion so I never cared about such stuff to be honest. I'm eager to participate to other's discussion most of the time. But yes I do look at the topic first and if it sounds interesting then I of course will have a look and read the discussion. But the title in my opinion does not have to be a question or something in particular but as long as it is interesting and catching my attention then that is what matters. Good luck and have a nice to you
12 Dec 10
Hi Suggar. Yea it differs from person to person. Some people have more free time and maybe just like to read long stories to pass their time while some loves being asked questions. Actually there's no fixed kind of pattern here, it just depends on how people start their discussions. For me, I start my discussions mostly based on experiences and sometimes, I'll combine experiences with questions as in, after speaking about what I experienced, I'll ask for some opinions. But asking questions may also require a little bit of caution as it could become polls if not careful, that's why I'll always think hard first before starting such discussions. Have a nice day!
• United States
11 Dec 10
Most of the time,my discussion topics are typed as questions as i find it makes the discussion more personal as if i was speaking to that person alone.and the same can be said for those i will respond to.I tend to shy away from long drawn out discussion topics, since they seem to go on and on before you find out what the discussion is all about. I also stay away from one line questions that can only be answered by a yes or no response, and actually are against Mylot's rules for discussions and will evntually be deleted anyway.