Do your older MyLot posts ever get "reborn"?
By The Horse
Walnut Creek, California
November 19, 2017 12:03pm CST
There's a normal cycle for my MyLot posts. Either they get a handful of reads and die a natural death, or they catch on, get a decent number of reads, and then die a natural death. But recently, one of my "older" posts has had a Renaissance, and has been generating some interesting comments and discussions. I think I know the reason: My hunch is that it was written at a time when I was really busy. Because I was busy, I responded to the first 20 or so comments, and then forgot about it. The other day, I responded to the comments that I hadn't gotten to on that post. And Voila!, more comments started coming in, most of them worthy of comments in return. The lesson (for me): It's worth your while to check your own posts for comments that haven't been responded to. In some cases, as many new and interesting conversations will occur as with writing a new post. Has this happened to you? Do you ever search older posts for comments you never got to?
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• Fairfield, Texas
Sometimes I'll see a comment on an old post which surprises me @TheHorse . Usually it is someone 'new' who I've responded to on a post they've written and they decided to follow me and looked up some of my older posts.
• Walnut Creek, California
So do most of mine. Interestingly, I HAVE been responding to 2016 posts recently (not mine--the ones that show up to the right) when they turn up. Sometimes there's a flicker of conversation before they fade back into obscurity.
• East Tawas, Michigan
Yes, I learned this just recently. When I check back on my older posts, there are sometimes four or five responses, that I hadn't read or answered. Now, I check quite often, to make sure those additional comments don't get overlooked.