Running Circles Around MyLot
By Jim Bauer
April 27, 2018 4:00pm CST
Everyone seems to have their own 'best method' for getting around the site and finding people to interact with and discussions to read. One of my favorite ways to do this is something I have always referred to as 'making circles.' That is, simply, you start by responding to a response—say, one in one of your own discussions. Then you click on that person's profile, and pick a discussion they have participated in and open it in a new tab. Go there and read and leave a comment if you feel so inclined. Then go into the person's profile and find a discussion there. Pick, at random, another user within THAT person's discussion. And just repeat. It seems complicated but it really is not. The best part is you can sometimes find some older discussions that are really interested that you otherwise may have missed. It's easier to meet new people that way too.
26 people like this
• United States
Yes. Exactly. And besides, sometimes it gets boring just sticking around the 'most recent activity,' 'most recent discussions' etcetera. I even like to scroll down to find older discussions in someone's profile. There are hidden gems to be found.
• Corsham, England
I try to do that but sometimes I have so many notifications to get through that it just doesn't happen. However sometimes I am aware that I have not made a post on a person's discussion for a while and I will look him up to see what he is up to
• United States
Finding older discussions is not only interesting and fun, but even I have to admit I appreciate it when someone finds an older discussion and interacts. Kind of tells me that person is truly engaged in wanting to read what's on the site instead of just doing the 'easy,' finding the most recent stuff just to leave a comment.