Sitting here just thinking.

@savak03 (6682)
United States
May 3, 2016 7:08pm CST
As I sit here tonight thinking back over the last several discussions I started I realize that I have to do something to write more interesting. I know that I have not been as regular a contributor here. At least not as regular as I had intended. Also since I have not been out and about very much I don't have a lot of new things to talk about. I try to shy away from making posts about poor little me. I'm sure that gets tiring after awhile so I have got to find something else to talk about. What makes a good discussion? How do you decide what to write about? Do you think I am being to picky or hard on myself? What can I say that will get you interested?
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@vandana7 (58930)
• India
5 May 16
I like solutions to crime. As I was mentioning in another one of my posts, English as a language fascinates me...there are several usages and slang words that we, the non-natives are not familiar with. If you could come up with explaining some usage, with some amusing examples so that it sticks, we would be delighted. Each such usage can be dissected and served as separate post I suppose.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
That is a good idea but I see that working better if you ask about words you don't quite understand. I realize that English is a hard language if you are not born to it. And slang changes every generation, sometimes every few days in fact. I am always most happy to clarify anything I've said and would be willing to help even if I wasn't the one who said it.
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@vandana7 (58930)
• India
5 May 16
@savak03 ...Actually, when those words are used, it just happens that some funny conversation is in progress. If I ask, the conversation kinda stops. So I don't feel like asking. That is why it would be nice if you all could come up with challenges or tutorials ...something that we non-natives would enjoy and learn from.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
@vandana7 I'll give it some thought. It might be an interesting topic at that.
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
6 May 16
I see a good discussion as one that brings in a lot of people to talk about the subject matter.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
7 May 16
That's my idea also but so far my numbers have not been very good. I keep hoping I will hit on the right subject that will interest the most people. I just love it when I can be a part of a lively conversation.
@akalinus (12550)
• United States
7 May 16
@savak03 People are interested in earning, their money, things that might affect them, animals, funny things that happen, etc. What are you interested in? Other people will be interested in it too unless it is something so weird that you are the only one.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
7 May 16
@akalinus It takes all kinds to make the world go around. I bet no matter what a person finds interesting there will be someone else who also will find it interesting no matter how bizarre.
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@jaboUK (52057)
• United Kingdom
7 May 16
Have you any stories about your childhood? I always find that sort of thing interesting.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
7 May 16
My memories of my childhood are spotty. But when I started researching my family tree on Ancestry I began to remember more. In fact I had planned on doing some posts about things I remembered as a way to keep these memories alive now that I have them back. I really need to take a day and get started on that.
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@antonbunot (9521)
• Calgary, Alberta
5 May 16
Well, I love to entertain people . . so, I write funny stories. Just say whatever makes you feel good . . it is the way you say it that makes other people feel good, too!
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
I'm going to have to read some of your stories. I like to be entertained too. In fact I think most of us do.
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@puddleglum (1435)
• United States
4 May 16
I think writing about interests in things like book, movies and music is nice because you can find out how your tastes align with others, when people respond to your post.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
Well, I'm a sci fi fanatic and a die hard Trekkie and I love country music. Now, mind you that is not the sum total of my likes but they are my favorites. I could probably hold my own in a conversation about most books, movie genres and musical styles.
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• United States
5 May 16
@savak03 It's nice that your tastes are diverse. I like the original Star Trek.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
@puddleglum I've watched them all even the movies. Some movies have scenes that are so memorable they stay with us many years. One such moment was a dramatic scene in Star-trek First Contact. This was where Picard made the speech about how we always withdrew every time we met the Borg. In that speech he said "The line must be drawn Here" I don't remember the exact wording of the entire speech but he delivered it with all the Shakespearean training and personality at his command.
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@MGjhaud (20799)
• Philippines
4 May 16
i write normally as they occur. i dont write my own post here that much, i enjoy responding to others more. i become productive that way..
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
I tend to respond more than I create myself. I do like to post at least one discussion per day. So far I haven't reached that goal. In fact yesterday I took the whole day off and didn't even turn my computer on. I got caught up in my games and Facebook on my phone and before I knew it the day was over.
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@MGjhaud (20799)
• Philippines
6 May 16
haha that happens, thats alright. you can make it up to it today by posting two.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
6 May 16
@MGjhaud I spent so much time yesterday responding to comments and discussions as well as checking my older posts for responses I may have missed that I didn't get time to create a new discussion. I did get several ideas though. I also learned how to edit my profile so that was a good thing. You know sometimes you put info in that you later wish you didn't or leave out something that you should have put in. I'm glad we can edit them.
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@akalinus (12550)
• United States
6 May 16
Write about things you are really interested in. Chances are that other people will be interested in the same thing. A little bit of humor goes a long way. It helps to get to know and like the people you meet on here.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
7 May 16
I am interested in so many things it is hard sometimes to settle on one topic. I tend to ramble on when I get started. I have to learn how to refine my writing to be more concise and to give the other person an opportunity to add something to the discussion.
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@akalinus (12550)
• United States
7 May 16
@savak03 Those are the best kind and the best paying. You should leave the door open for a lot of commenting.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
7 May 16
@akalinus Yes, I need to work on that.
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• Preston, England
7 May 16
every writer should write about their own life - you are more interesting than you think
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
8 May 16
I hope you're right. Of course I've always heard it said that you should write about what you know, so maybe if I do both I will be a success.
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• Preston, England
8 May 16
@savak03 i'm sure you will be
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@jstory07 (61158)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 May 16
Anything is a good discussions, I sometimes just pick a word any word and go for it.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
hmmm. I am trying to think up some English idioms that might not be commonly understood by people who English is a second language for. This will take some thought but it is a good idea.
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@jstory07 (61158)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 May 16
@savak03 That is a good idea.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
5 May 16
I respond to discussions that I can add to or that I have knowledge on the subject. If I don't understand a discussion or know nothing on the subject I may read trough the discussion and all the comments to get a better understanding of something, but I wouldn't necessarily comment to it.
@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
I have seen some discussions that I didn't understand. Sometimes I would comment so I could ask for clarification. I haven't done that too often though. Usually when I do it is about a subject I wish I knew more about.
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@Teep11 (6765)
• United States
4 May 16
There's plenty to write about. We don't have to leave our homes to find something to wrote about. Of course it helps. I'm sure you can find plenty to write. It sounds as if you're out and about a lot so you should have plenty dicussions under your sleeve.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
I used to be out and about a lot, though not so much anymore. However, that gives me some good ideas. Since I have traveled from one side of this country to the other maybe I need to dust off some of those stories to amuse my friends here.
• United States
4 May 16
I think you are being a little to hard on yourself. Of course you want what you write about to be different and bring in some awesome feed back, but I do enjoy the posts about peoples days and what they have been up to as well. I know I have a variety of posts from when I was here before and I will be trying to keep it open with more discussions in more categories as well
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
You know, that is one feature of the new mylot that I haven't missed. Remember how we used to have to pick categories to post our discussions in? Sometimes I couldn't pick just one.
@kevin1877uk (36621)
4 May 16
I just write about anything that happened/happening to me, if it gets views and comment that s good :)
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
I would do that too but a lot of what has happened to me lately has been bad so I don't want to constantly depress everybody. Of course it is nice to be able to vent once in a while but I don't want to get the reputation of being a whiner.
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@ricki_911 (18252)
• Toronto, Ontario
4 May 16
I don't think there is just one thing that makes a good discussion.
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@savak03 (6682)
• United States
5 May 16
You're right about that. If we all wrote about the same thing or even the same way it would get boring real quick. Variety is what keeps us interested.