Writing globally interesting topics !

@patootie (3593)
January 12, 2007 4:10am CST
I do try to find topics, really I do but perhaps I'm not yet very good at it, topics that will interest folks from everywalk of life and every country .. but lets face it that's pretty much impossible due to the enormous diversity of cultures of all the countries .. But I notice that many folks in MyLot continually ask questions that are only of interest to folks from their own countries .. why do they do this?? If you start a topic about let's say for instance about a football player from your local team, let's be realistic it's not really going to get many replies as the vast majority of folks will have never heard of that particular sportsperson however much of a star he is in your 'tiny' part of the world .. I've just trawled through about 200 of the newest discussions and very few have much global interest at all .. so can we all please bear in mind when we make up our topic headline and topic statements that to get a good response they need to involve folks from all around the world .. so maybe instead of asking what folks think of the one football player (going back to my earlier 'for instance') .. why not ask who the star is of our teams and then say who your star is .. It's a small changing round of words but can open up your topic to everyone rather than a very small group of people ..
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan 07
The trick is NOT to make a discussion where the answer is a simple yes or no. Discussions should make you really really think and to find out about other cultures, how other people think on the other side of the world. I enjoy hearing how people deal with their lives on a different perspective. Admittedly if people talk sport in their country I have no knowledge about it and won't even attempt to respond. But you can't answer every discussion it's true but I agree if you change the wording around then it will open up the question and will encourage more responses.
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@patootie (3593)
12 Jan 07
Yes, I agree .. I just don't understand why so many folks make the effort to think up a topic .. but then never take a few extra seconds to work out the best way to present it ..
@opinder (421)
• India
12 Jan 07
the purpose of myLot is to bring people together, and that is possible only if we generate some good topics that would interest of a wider range of people. but global does not mean topics like.."which month were you born in" or "what color do you like themost".....i think it's pathetic and shows lack of intelligence on part of the dicussion starters.
@patootie (3593)
12 Jan 07
I do agree with you .. but it seems everytime I come in here many of the topics do seem to be 'silly' topics ... but many of which could have been made quite interesting with a little more thought and effort ..