Selecting discussion topics to post here...

@kiran8 (15360)
Mangalore, India
September 24, 2011 11:04am CST
There are times, when I am on the bus or in the market, and I get several ideas and topics to start a discussion or write an article about - however, when I am relaxed and at home all these ideas vanish . I sometimes wish that I could note down the ideas that I get ...because I am finding it difficult to find suitable topics for discussion here and when I do get some really interesting ones I am not able to utilise it ...
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17 responses
• United States
24 Sep 11
If you have a cell phone and it has a notepad application, that might be helpful to jot some notes down while the topics come up and you do not have paper and pen to jot it down. With so many things on ones mind I can see that at the moment it could be difficult to have it in memory at the time you want to start a topic here.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 11
Hi hwgurl,Yes that does seem practical..In my case I am the kind of person who is perpetually rushing about on a week day and more likely to forget my cell phone at home , have done it so many times LOL...As you rightly point out, it is next to impossible to remember any of the ideas that come up unexpectedly...Thanks a lot for sharing your views, all the best
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Sep 11
hi kiran is that not th e way with a lot of us. I was injured an spent 20 days in rehab so had lots of time to think of some great ideas for discussions. okay did I write them down? are you kidding I w as in the hospital because I had had a bad fall and injured my right knee. pain a lot of pain which w as not conducive to writing down my ideas for discussions, right? so then after I am on my feet again did I remember any of them? of course not. darn. why is that isthe way it is with so many of us my lotters?but this very phenomenom has given you this g reat topic for a discussion so all is not lost.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 11
Hi Hatley, what you say is true , I have been able to make a topic of it and have got a good many responses as well, happened to me as well when I had fractured my wrist some time back...I hope you are feeling better and back to normal now, all the best and enjoy your evening
@anil02 (2968)
• India
25 Sep 11
I have also this problem. It is easy for you to overcome this problem. You have mobile with you. You can write hints of your topic in it. Or you keep a note book in your purse and note down in it what ever ideas you have.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi anil,My mobile has no notepad so that option is out ! The only way I can manage is by jotting down the topics in a note book.I carry a small pad in my bag,just in case..
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@anil02 (2968)
• India
26 Sep 11
Hello Kiran ji, I don't know about the features of mobiles. It is better option to keep a not pad in your purse.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
I agree, that notebook and a pen is the best option...
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
It happens to me also. I have so many things that I want to discuss and post here, but once I am in front of my laptop everything is gone that I cannot even start a single topic to post. I guess it happens to other mylotters too. Have a good day
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
24 Sep 11
Jai - when you get a new idea, try to to note down immediately on a piece of paper, this way you won't forget. :-)
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@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
24 Sep 11
Yup, that's what I always do. Carry around a notebook and a pen with you always, so that when you think of something, you can write it down. Just take the list out when you're at your computer. Happy mylotting, and good luck!
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi jaiho, I guess we need to carry a small notebook all the time, while going on the bus, for a walk or shopping and jot down ..I am doing that and it is effective, have written down a couple of them already,,,A friend , who is a member here was telling me that she gets many ideas when she occasionally wakes up in the middle of night and feels lazy to jot down hoping that she remembers them in the morning...As expected she is not able to recall anything in the morning lol...
@2wicelot (2948)
24 Sep 11
Most times for me it is difficult for me to start discussions. I get ideas but it is difficult to put them doing in writing. I try to have a discussion whereby the users of mylot can relate to and therefore it would be easier for them to respond to it. But it is not always easy but I do try my best to start the discussions when I can.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 11
Hi 2wicelot, Yes I am sure that most members face this difficulty, and that's exactly why, I salute those members who are able to start a dozen and more discussions each day and all of them get a good number of responses...I guess it is a knack they have - thanks a lot for the response, happy mylotting
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@2wicelot (2948)
25 Sep 11
They are able to communicate better it seems.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Yes it is likely...
@fantabulus (4005)
• India
25 Sep 11
hii kiran I not face the problem to start the discussion because mostly I started funny topic and pick up only one interest and full week start discussion on the same interest like bathroom means full week bathroom not other interest eating means only eating. So I am maintaining my unique way of discussions and I feel happy the mylotter enjoyed my discussions.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi fantabulus, thanks a lot for sharing your views lol, you have found a unique method of starting discussions , will definitely look up your discussions...I am sure you get a lot of ideas when you stick to one topic only - all the best and happy mylotting
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
24 Sep 11
This was my problem too a few years , say 3 or so years back but now adays I am so preoccupied that the topics also do not come to mind at odd times.They just occur to me occasionally when I am on the net and I start one. Otherwise, I am drawing a blank.Probably, now that my dil has started her officegoing again,I am just too occupied with the little one. THe poor thing is once again sufering terribly from wheezing and fever and he looks pretty pathetic.Hope and pray he gets well soon .
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi kala, I can understand how it is with a baby at home, you have to be on alert 24/7...I hope he he is feeling better now kala - babies look so pathetic and helpless when they are sick.But the good thing is that they do recover fast and within a day or two are back to normal...
• United States
24 Sep 11
i also have this problem for i have a horrable memory if i do not write it down i cannot remember it later on and i tend to forget things so fast within like half an hour i will have forgotton something that i really needed to remember and told myself not to forget luckly my cell phone has a notepad in it so i just type whatever it is i need to remember into my cell phone this way it is always there when i need it because pen and paper is not always handy thankfully i do not forget that i typed it into my cell phone
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi cowgirl, this is something that we all face, since most of us have other things to attend to and it is more than likely that we are unable to remember anything unless it is there in black and white and we can refer to it later...It is good that cellphones too come with a note pad which is very convenient ..
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
24 Sep 11
The same thing happens to me. I'd think of something while watching tv or doing something else, then when I sit down to do mylot it's lost. So I started carrying a little tablet and a pen with me in my purse. Then if I think of an idea while I'm away from home I can write it down for later. I usually have tablets laying around the house too for the same reason.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 11
Hi ravin,That is a very practical thing to do - just jot down a few words and sentences as and when one remembers, and then expand on it later.I too do that when I remember, but more often than that I never am prepared lol...all the best and enjoy your evening
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 11
Hi Kiran! I also try to note down the topic, as and when they come in mind. However, if I do not get any new idea to start a post, I do not start for the sake of it. I keep responding to my friends' posts, till then.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
3 Oct 11
Hi deepak,Same here ! I don't start a discussion simply because I feel compelled to do so...I feel that it is better to post and comment on others' discussions until something flashes in my mind lol...all the best, have a good week ahead
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
3 Oct 11
We are alike ..... Lol!
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
3 Oct 11
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
25 Sep 11
Try keeping a small pocket notebook handy, along with some pens. Or if you have the notes app on your cell phone, try jotting ideas down utilizing the notes app. Or you could text your ideas from your cellphone to your computer.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi Keola, thanks a lot for your responseI agree that the best thing to do is to carry a note book or a small writing pad and a pen so that we can make a note of anything that is useful ...all the best
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
25 Sep 11
hello kiran, too many ideas come to mind and then it gets lost as you move. i am like that as well. the best advise given to me was to always bring a note pad and write down. that way, when you forget about it, you have something to see and then the idea gets back. ann
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi ann, Almost all those who responded here have come up with the same suggestion ...I too agree with you that writing down ideas in a note book is the best bet.I make it a point to carry one all the time just in case...all the best
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
25 Sep 11
Hi kiran, forgetfulness is a stage of mind. When we do not concentrate our mind on a particular matter later we forget that. When you are traveling by bus or in the market then you are in hurried mood. So you forget your thought. It happens me too. It is better to note down our ideas and topics and later we can utilize our thoughts.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi bhanu,Yes it happens to all of us...You look at something and you think of something else that you think would be an interesting discussion topic. But later you experience something else and you forget what you had thought previously...The best option is to make a note then and there - Thanks a lot bhanu for sharing your views
@akp100 (13328)
• India
25 Sep 11
Hi kiran Sometimes it happens to me also. Whenever I am away from the computer I get some ideas to start discussions here.. But I just forget them when I come on mylot. That's why I used to note down them on my phone's notes. So I can remember them later. We can get lots of idea about discussions from our life, So mobile is the good option as we having it all of the time with us so we can note down about topic in phone. That's what I used to do.
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi akp, thanks a lot for your responseI agree that everyday matters make excellent discussion topics and they also interest most members since they all have something to contribute towards it...It is good to have a mobile with a note pad which unfortunately I don't have...As for now it is a small note book and pen that has to help outall the best and happy mylotting
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
24 Sep 11
Kiran8, You could always carry around a pen and paper with you. I frequently do that for other activities, like remembering what I need to buy at the store later that day. If I need something and I remember, I'll write it all down on a little sheet of paper that I carry around in my pocket. That way, I won't forget. You could try that, so when you go home, you could start the discussion. It's difficult coming up with topics for Mylot, and it's more difficult when you're sitting in front of your computer thinking. It's easy to get inspiration for some ideas when you're out in different places, and that may help you think of some great ones. So bring a notebook and a pen with you the next time you go out! Happy mylotting!
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Yes Aqua, I too feel that carrying a small notebook and pen has many uses...We can make a note of anything that comes to our mind.I too make lists all the time and in fact I have several lists with me for different things lol...I agree that once you are in front of your computer, you have too many things occupying your mind , so coming up with topics is not that easy...
@best2011 (210)
24 Sep 11
yeah the better advice or you is that whenever you have a topic in your mind .l. you should save it in your cell phone or make a note of it in your diary ... really its fun when you have to write a blog in new topics everyday ,,,, even im also not sure that what topic should i choose for blog but there are daily incidents from where i learn a lot .. all the best for your blog writing and follow my advice im sure you will do well
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
26 Sep 11
Hi best,Yes that is the best thing to do ...I wonder how some of our members are able to start discussions every single day and not on one topic but several.One of the members had started 23 discussions once in a single day , I wonder how one can do it ?
@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
24 Sep 11
HI Kiran! Much love your way my friend. I went to a psychologist and had to have a battery of tests run. Evidently I fried some of my nerve endings going to my brain. so sometimes I can remember something well, and then sometimes I have something to say to my husband and when I walk to the bedroom from the kitchen, I aggravate myself because then in just a few steps my thought is gone. Sometimes even here I have to think hard as I respond to discussions. but I know its good for me to write and read, so I keep chugging along I have to write things down when going to the store. So if you think of good discussions when you are going somewhere maybe do keep a note paper and a pen handy. Good Luck. i know you you will remember because I have read some of your good discussions! Huggs to you
@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
25 Sep 11
Hi marie, thank you so much for sharing your views and thoughts We take so many things in our life for granted , and I must say that you are doing a great job here Writing and reading is good for everyone and I am glad that you are being very sensible and practical about things - all the best, take care and have a good week ahead