How do I write discussions which get a lot of responses?

United States
February 5, 2007 2:45am CST
I have been here only 4 days, but I noticed all the things I have started rarely do people respond. The MOST reponse I got so far was 4 people I believe. I was just wondering what kind of subjects get more response? How can I think up new things that will get people talking? I envy all those who write things and not all of them seem so great, and they get in the top discussions and get lots of response. So I'm just curious and looking for tips! Thanx! :))
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@Agimat (355)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
Hi there. I know what you mean. There really is no way to tell what type of discussion will be popular. I think it really depends on the batch of people who are surfing mylot at the time you make a discussion. If your discussion doesn't draw enough replies don't worry about it. Just keep making new ones. Good luck!
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
24 Jun 07
I would say focus on topics that you are interested. I think they key is having LOTS of friends on your friends list. I'd start with friends that have similar interests, that way they will be more likely to reply to your discussions. I would also suggest that you make sure to reciprocate and reply to some of their discusions as well. Good luck.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I would just make sure to write discussions that people all over the world can relate to. I would also make sure that the discussion topic catches people's eye so they will open it and respond to it. I always make discussions that people will know something about. Those get the most responses.
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
15 Feb 07
This is a great way to go about getting your responses and tips also. I think that the best thing to do first of all is not to get too discouraged about the ones that are not successful as not all of them will be successful. Write things down if you get idea topics throughout the day when you are not online. Try to get yourself as much friends as possible as it increase your chances of having your posts seen. Also be sure to always add good tags and as many as possible as it makes your post much easier to find!! Good Luck!!
• United States
13 Feb 07
one thing you should do is try to find many friends. that's the main thing that helps you get many responses. a lot of topics that have something to do with mylot get a good amount of responses. there are also many people from india here so if you have a question about their culture or heritage or religion then you will probably get a good amount of responses on that. i started one about the red dot on their forehead (bindi) and i got many responses. i was surprised to find so many responses from that question because i didn't know there was that many indians here.