Ones and twos is ALL I get for my discussions!!! grr HELP ME PLEASE!

@leanette (3004)
India
March 26, 2007 10:57am CST
I mean all of you, Mylotters on the Today's top discussion and Today's Hot discussion, HOW do you manage to get so many responses? I am REALLY curious! Is it because of the freinds you have on your list who faithfully respond to all your discussions? Or you cleverly craft your discussions? But basically, I see other 'clever' decisions that never even make to One response! So am like really eager to get some pointers!!!! :) Help me out and those who really deserve to be on today's top dicussions! THANK YOU!
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6 responses
• United States
26 Mar 07
It is basically a crap shoot. I have posted soem post that I thought were very thought provoking and received no response and other times, I get a bunch. Sometimes it takes a few days then I get hit with responses. There are so many areas in MYLot that sometimes they are just missed. Keep plugging away and you will be fine. Check around and see what people are responding to and try that interest group. Good Luck
@leanette (3004)
• India
26 Mar 07
Okay thanks a lot! I mean I guess some people just have a lucky timing and also the right kinds friends are a lotta help! You see the discussions I thought were good received lesser response than the ones I thought were uninteresting... I'm trying though get to know what the poeple want here. Thanks for your response!
@leanette (3004)
• India
26 Mar 07
See? It just stopped with two..nobodys coming forward to help me! lol
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
26 Mar 07
looks like you need better friends! Ha. Seriously though, give it time. there are a lot of people in different countries and the time zones have a lot to do with it. I find I get most of my responses while I am sleeping.
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26 Mar 07
i'M in the same situation. no one responds to my posts. I feel I have some good posts but no one is interested. Ohwell I will just have to reply to other peoples posts.
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@leanette (3004)
• India
27 Mar 07
Don't worry jonbenitos..I'll have a look at your posts! :) Thank you for your response!
@fliffy555 (1045)
10 Apr 07
hey i noticed you said you dont get many rplies either jonbenitos? have you tried uploading an avator. they seem to attract people to discussions too
@fliffy555 (1045)
28 Mar 07
To get on the top discussions table you need to start a discussion many people will want to reply to. Then you also need to have a good friend base. People who will actually answer your discussions. If you have even 20 people on your friends list who reply to your discussions you will be good to get going. People tend to respond to either brand new discussions so they are the first to say something. Or they reply to one's that a lot of people replied to already. Take a look at your interest tags and see which one's pop up the most. For me relationship's and mylot.com and television pop up the most. Therefore I figure people want to talk about them the most. So I start discussions in those tags. I tend to get 10-20 responses on average. I have a few with only 1 or 2 and a couple with nearly 100! It all depends on: who is online, what they are interested in, where you stick your discussion, most importantly though... make sure it is one people haven't seen before or in a long time so they have something new and exciting to reply to!
@leanette (3004)
• India
28 Mar 07
Thanks a ton fliffy! That was a lotta help! The top interst on my list is Mylot.com and People, So I start all my disucssions under those. I was just thinkin maybe I should add a lotta other popular interest. Who is online really matters I suppose, I come around a time when the ones that respond are never around...so sometimes I get my response when am sleeping! lol I will try to better my discussions.....THANKS for reponding!!! :)
@leanette (3004)
• India
28 Mar 07
And for taking time to gimme such a big helpful response ( I don't mean the others aren't big and helpful, you've been the bestest big here! :D)...I'll give you the best response!
@fliffy555 (1045)
10 Apr 07
aww thank you leanette! thats sweet! i only told you what i have noticed from my interests and how to get responses. i havent re read what i put but if i didnt say it try to start you discussion with one where people can show off their mylot knowledge OR they can give a big honest opinion. Ive noticed people like to argue/debate. Something contraversial ALWAYS grabs peoples attention lol. thanks again for best response. your sweet. see you around! fliffy xxx
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@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
27 Mar 07
i honestly do not know how i get so many responses. because i am still geting responses on some of my discussions i started back in November. I want to say it is because i have so many great friends that always try to respond to my discussions.
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@leanette (3004)
• India
28 Mar 07
I know freinds matter a lot, and you are lucky indeed. You are one of those few who have responded to most of my discussions! Thanks missy! :) And thanks for responding again!
26 Mar 07
Hey, saw that you had just two reposes on this and i thought i would make it three. A littel tip for you: if you respond to many of the same person chances are they will really notice you and do the same.
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@leanette (3004)
• India
27 Mar 07
Thank you! That was sweet! :D Now I really know my posts are not jinxed! lol That tip sounds like it will work...thanks! :)
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I took a look at the discussions you have started. And although most have hit 6 or 7, you do have ones that have gone as high as 30 and 54 responses. So I don't understand the problem. 6 or 7, I think is average. However kudos for going high on the others. But if you really want an answer to your question, be sure to start discussions that a lot of people have interest in. Friends are good to have as they will answer your discussions as well. And tags really help as well.
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@leanette (3004)
• India
26 Mar 07
Well thank you but I really thought I would have more than a 6 or 7....because what makes me wonder is when the same topic, is started by someone else later, it gets higher response. SO was thinkin I must be goin wrong somewhere or they just have a lucky timing! My friends..umm..well....out of the many lot I have only one or two respond to my discussion. Maybe I need to look for 'better' friends ? :D