WHEN YOUR BEST IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
April 19, 2017 10:31am CST
How many times have you posted a discussion which to your mind is a really good piece of work, capable of generating lively discussion, but somehow, it doesn't hit the mark and ends up with very few responses. I recall writing a piece some time ago which I thought was interesting enough -- as a matter of fact -- it took me three hours (over a period of two days) to find a suitable accompanying photo. After all that trouble the post received five responses. I know this question has been asked before, but hearing the answers again would be beneficial. What kind of discussions do you find interesting and uninteresting? I like writing and reading about, relationships, love, family, achievements and other interesting happenings in the world. I do not like reading real life horror stories - I get enough of those on the news. If you want to, you can also mention at least one of your posted discussions which you expected to do well, but it bombed out.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
Everyone here is very different and we all like different things. I have had discussions I thought would get more interaction than it did. I try not to get discouraged because one person is better than none. And it helps me to get things off my chest even if no one reads them. I enjoy personal discussions the most. =)
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@Kandae11 I personally feel all your topics are interesting. Relatively new here (gotta be a bit experienced by now), but I'm beginning to understand this problem. I too feel that none of my posts made any great impression, so called 'bombs' like you say, but I'm trying to be active & responding to many discussions across many favourite topics, but so far, personally I gotta say disappointed with responses to my own posts despite my low expectations.
Long niche discussions are likely to not be popular, that's the sad truth, no matter the effort. I'm happy if a discussion gets more than 5 responses, but in some cases I understand how some people just "like" and don't respond or they comment their opinion below another response so you receive less responses overall.
@Kandae11 I did it once, two discussions I deleted because of personal affairs, but some people would comment one or ask for the other (while the link to the other was shared in the discussion itself) and things like that. Then my discussion about "gold diggers" was one but had two parts, I think most people were still frightened by the long text overall.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I love cultural posts. Learning about the different places people live and what is common for them is very interesting to me. Also some of the language differences - phrases not used here makes a post very interesting, especially if the phrase is translated per the meaning of it. I love holiday/vacation posts and seeing where people like to vacation and if there are accompanying pictures even more fun. I'm not into politics and will even avoid them now at all costs. I don't like it when people only post rants and have nothing good to say, but then I haven't seen hardly any of those, which is good. A rant now and then isn't bad, even I do that on occasion. The posts that get the least views for me are my Bible Study posts, but I don't mind because God directs those who need to read them to them.
• United States
I like a myriad of topics . . . I mostly don't mind anything that comes from friends here! I don't have a lot of time to be here, so I don't really count the numbers of anything . . . I'm just happy if people responded at all! I think the ones that have the least responses on mine are the ones where I get too long winded (super long posts that takes too long to read!).
• United States
Often it is hard to know which discussions will hit the mark. I rarely have big responses on my discussions. I wish I had more, but I don't worry about it. I think remembering to always comment on other peoples; discussions might help more with getting big responses on yours the majority of the time.
There is no hard and fast rule here. This user their first and only post has reached the top of the top rated today. I have given up trying to unfurl the mystery. Ours is not to reason why but just do and die (lol) All what I can say is perhaps you need a godmother to help you boost your posts
I don't think its good writing as much as a topic that people like...and I too haven't understood what makes the discussions be a hit instead of a miss(in your words). I see Earning seems to get lots of responses. But I'm glad that I get to make a few good friends. As you know I love book discussions.