Keeping Up!!

@ronita34 (3923)
Canada
January 27, 2007 12:46am CST
I have been doing my absolute best to keep up here and i must admit it is quite hard to do! I have quite a few posts that have alot of responses and i am trying my best to get to all of your answers. I must admit that it is quite overwhelming but i am doing my best to keep up! I also want to thank you all for your support and care that i have been shown here! If i haven't commented on one of your responses yet i am getting there! How do you all keep up so well woth everything here???
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I know how you are feeling. I don't think that I can add anymore friends because I will not be able to keep up either. I want this to be fun and not a chore.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
Likewise which is why it is practically impossible for me to keep up!! Since i have been struggling with my quitting smoking withdrawals i have now answered i believe all 149 responses with a comment and may i say wow!!!
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• Canada
27 Jan 07
I agree with Ally. I want this to be fun and informative. I try my best to give more than a one word or one sentance reply. Just as a side note I find your posts to be intelligent.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I agree with you and i think i have just forgot about keeping up and i just try to get what i can done. I always have fun here it is great here at mylot and rather informative as well!!
• United States
27 Jan 07
I'm new here and I'm having the same problem. I only have one person who requested to be my friend so that is not the problem. My problem is that I feel the need to reply back to everyone who takes the time to reply to my discussions and it can get hard when it's a good discussion and alot of people are taking part. I try REALLY hard to rate everyone and to pick a best response within a few days but it's getting kinda impossible. I do wish this site had a way to see JUST the new replies since your last visit, that would make it easier than having to go through every single posting each time I want to see the new stuff. (hope that made sense) Anyhow, just wanted to say I understand and this is coming from a newbie! Hang in there!
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I agree that this is in fact the overwhemning part when your post is a good one and you have alot of participation going on in your own posts!! Welcome to Mylot as well and i hope that you are enjoying yourself thus far!!!
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Thank you! I think I'm enjoying myself too much. *hah*
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@GardenGerty (92150)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jan 07
It is almost impossible to do, and I don't. In the guidelines it says do not thank each response. I see some people thank responders in advance, or say, I will rate every answer only. At first I tried to respond to every response. I will go through and read and rate all responses, and report any spam that gets slipped in, I will comment on a response that touches me, or I feel requires it. I comment on about every PAGE of responses. I do READ everything. and rate.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I also read everything and rate everything and like you i also like to go more into the more emotionally touching duscussions rather than the lame and boring ones!!!
• Australia
27 Jan 07
I agree with both of you. It is impossible to reply to every response, and I don't think it is necessary, as long as we read and rate everything. Like you, Garden Gerty, I like to reply to at least one on every page, hopefully more.
• Australia
27 Jan 07
I think it is nigh on impossible to reply to EVERY response. I believe that if someone has taken the trouble to respond, their response deserves to be read and rated, which I do, but I only reply to those which have something new to say, or add to the discussion, or touch me in some way. I am on a monthly download limit, so each page I open means more download, and less download left for the month. For this reason I keep a smaller number of friends to enable me to keep up with their discussions and reply to my own. One thing that aggravates me here is a heart-rending plea for help in a dilemma, so you spend time and thought giving what you consider to be good advice, knowing that this may or may not be a genuine case. On returning to the discussion later, you find that the one who posted it has not replied to ANY responses and possibly hasn't even been back to read the advice. I keep a list of those names and surprise, surprise, the same names come up with dilemma after dilemma. Thank you for being a true blue and reading all responses and answering as many as possible. It is people like you who make myLot what it is - a great place for friendship, fun and intelligent, courteous discussions.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I agree that as long as we read and rate the discussions that is fair enough especially in your case with the limited downloads and such. That is awesome that you do reply to those that touch yoru discussion in some way or another!!
• United States
27 Jan 07
It is harder and harder to keep up. Once you fall behind, wow, it is almost impossible to catch up again. I used to do so well, now I can just rate, and respond to newer ones. All we can do is our best. You are a great friend, keep up your super job.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
Thank you and as usual your response always leaves me with a smile. I agree that it is harder and harder to keep up but i try my best and i try to get things done during certain times so that i sort of get some of everything done at least !!!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 07
I have to agree with you it is very hard to keep lol and I do my best but it is the same here sometimes it is hard to get to all the responses so like most People I get back to them as soon as I can My New Discussions I respond to straight away which can sometimes take most of my time on lol but I don't mind and then I go back to them at a later time when more Responses come in
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
That is how i try to keep up too by making sure that i comment on all my newer discussions! I know that i will catch up to them all sooner or later ... LOL!!! The question is when...LOL!!!
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I agree it is overwhelming at times. I have found I cant always get back to everyone and that okay. You dont have always do that. But if yu wan to just space it out do alittle a time. I too think the people are great. It is like no other site.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I agree i admit i am lovingly addicted to MYLOT ... LOL!!! It can get overwhelming yes but i do my best to set certain times for certain things here so that i can get most of it done!
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
27 Jan 07
It's ok, you are doing fine :) We all know it's impossible to keep up with things in mylot especially when you get a few successful discussions with many responses ..I really can't keep up with things so i just post very few discussions every now and then .. keep up the good work :)
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Good job. It takes work to build strong contacts and friendships. And yes, MyLot is worth the effort. Don't forget to promote your mylot link. You make money from referral activity as well.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I have yet to really get into refering! I have 6 but they never do anything here so i have made nothing at all from them! Thank you also for the good job remark as i do try my best here!!!
@sarawaken (360)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 07
keeping up
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
12 Feb 07
Like previous respondents I too am trying to limit the number of friends I have simply because I want to enjoy being here on myLot. For me that means being able to read and comment on the responses to the discussions, rate the responses and then give a best response to someone. Also I like to be able to respond to the discussions started by my friends, so to keep adding more will defeat the purpose I think. Generally I will accept new friend requests but if they do not respond to my discussions or even give ratings for their own discussions, then I will delete them after a time. How I keep up with things is not to start a lot of discussions at the same time, but instead allow a couple of get some responses. Then each time I come here to myLot I will check my discussions, comment on the responses and rate those where necessary. When the responses taper off, then I will give a best response but it usually a week or so after the discussion was started before I do that. One other thing I notice is that sometimes a new friend will bring forward an old discussion of mine, and that in turn brings in a few more responses. :) Also I set aside some time most weeks to give out a best response to my discussions which are unresolved. At present there are about 4 I think and I plan to do them in the next couple of days. Once that has been done, then I will think about starting a new discussion but at this time will not do anything till the old discussions have been dealt with. Can only handle so much at the one time actually and do not want it to get out of hand.
@fabwisp (1328)
10 Feb 07
I tend not to answer every response to my discussions. I answer some directly then just thank everyone at intervals to show I am reading them. And apart from that I'm just a sad, lonely, old woman, with nothing better to do! LOL! So you are lucky you have a life outside mylot!
@Darkwing (21590)
10 Feb 07
Hey, no problem Ronita. I've had the same problem at times, and some of your time has been used up in your effort to give up smoking. I'm sure everybody will understand how difficult it is to keep up from time to time, when they receive a lot of responses to discussions. Just keep plodding, you'll get there.
@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I can understand what you mean. I do not mean to mistreat anyone, but it is hard for me to answer everyone back. We spend a lot of time everyday on the computer trying to do research for our autistic son. Also, my other son spends time on the computer everyday also. My time here is limited on the computer.
• Malaysia
9 Feb 07
To me friends are very valuable jewels. I take care to reply to all posts but it is indeed time consuming. so what I'm doing now is I alternate doing one task at one day. For example in one day I will only give comments to my friends. The other day I will post answers like today. But I admit it is difficult but just do it with pleasure. don't get tensed or anything and the flow with go smooth. don't worry if a couple of days passed by without you posting anything because you need some rest too. All in all, just be happy. Stay honest and do the best for all.
• India
28 Jan 07
hey there is nothin to worry abt. just keep doing ur best afterall thats what any body could do.
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
28 Jan 07
Continue to work hard yea ... i am also trying to make my response have more contents but when i think that i can't reach the minimum payout of $10 , it makes me feel sad yea ... hopefully i could reach it by the end of this month yea
@seabreeze (661)
• China
28 Jan 07
Keeping up!If you had approach success,it is to not give up.The victory will come in.
• India
27 Jan 07
im terribly sorry but i never replied to your topic before . sorry . but tell me nammes so i can look forward to it
@Piratesware (2893)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 07
well just keep on post and post bro !!