O.K., I'm boring.

United States
March 31, 2007 2:03pm CST
I have started discussions that no one responds to. I must be boring and interested in things no one else is interested in. Should I start discussions just because they are popular and would increase my earnings? Or should I stick to things I'm interested in? How do I make the things I'm interested in more interesting to other people?
5 responses
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
i don't like to think that people are boring just because they have 0 response for some of their discussions. so many mylotters experience 0 response in their discussions too. mine was 1-103, a little extreme. so cheer up! it could probably be because there are so many discussions started every second. :) in my 3 weeks here in mylot i learned that it helps to have friends and to respond to their discussions. get to know others as they get to know you. by providing quality responses to their discussions they are inclined to respond to your discussions also. also always rate their responses accordingly. this helps too. :) for me, i prefer to stick to my areas of interests... not on what's popular. there are other ways to increase earnings. one time, i earned 90 cents for 16 posts only, no images or referrals. just quality posts. :) goodluck!
• United States
31 Mar 07
Thanks. I don't like to think I'm boring. And I don't like making up discussions that have absolutely no meaning to me, beyond the hope of making a penny or two from them. Yet I find there are more interests than I could possibly think of on my own, so oten I respond to discussions outside the interests I've selected as my own. I also like to go to the 0 responses category to respond to other people's discussions that no one else has responded to. I wish there was a link that would take you to the last on in that category. It takes quite a while to go to ones that are even one day old. I find that there are one or two myLot friends on my list that I have no response for most of their discussions because they seem kind of silly to me or they are things that I have no knowledge or interest in. But I do try to respond to friends' discussions first. I don't take many photos and I hesitate to post a photo that I haven't taken myself because of copywrite laws. And I don't want my family images on the internet without their permission. So that limits a lot of choices. But I'm not really in myLot for big money!
• Philippines
31 Mar 07
i actually respond more than start a new discussion. and i only have discussions that relates to me, my life, my relationships and my questions on mylot. i post them regardless of whether i will get a response or not. :)
• Philippines
6 Apr 07
thanks for the BR! :)
• China
6 Apr 07
Aha. you are not lone. i feel here busy, you don't boring due to some of friends regard you, of course include me. Ha.. Support you for ever, and welcome you to come my blog...
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• United States
6 Apr 07
Thank you. Isn't it amazing that the two of us can connect halfway around the world? And do it so quickly? It takes two days for a letter to go to the next state by post - and years ago that was the quickest way to reach someone. Old timers like me just marvel at all the new advances in technology.
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I would suggest not totally leaning towards what is popular or just what interests you but try making a mix of the two. Maybe try to look up neat little facts about the things you are interested in to spark the discussion up a bit. But just dont forget always be yourself dont become someone you are not be comfortable with your changes and dont go out of you personality we like you the way you are. I hope this has helped love.
• United States
3 Apr 07
Thanks. I'll stick to being me. "I am what I am!"
@kamran12 (5556)
• Pakistan
2 Apr 07
No! you are not at all. Not getting responses doesn't mean at all that you are boring. it just probably happens to be that your interests are somewhat different than the general public on mylot. but is it really disappointing, to me no. i too, don't get many responses, though i just have 8 discussions, one discussion is 0 response others are in 2-5 category and only one got 51 responses. it doesn't mean that i need to change my interest or turn to public demand. one should be original and shouldn't care for responses. but just to add something which may help; try to respond to a variety of discussions. people will know you, make friends with you and you will get into a cycle. wait to decide for the best response on your discussions. sometimes if you mark it early, people, even if they are interested to respond, will just leave without leaving their response, as they think it's useless now. it's not very good habbit but it happens. try to wait atleast for a week. be as original as possible in discussion and respond to maximum of the queries of questioner or discussion starter. ask for explaination and get yourself involved with the people. you may see a difference after some time. Always add maximum possible tags, that may relate to your discussion, so if anyone searches for specific discussion you have better chance to get seen by the interested searcher. Lastly, don't get disappointed, remain yourself and don't care for responses. wish you best of luck in future.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
Thanks. Those are really good tips. I am seldom ever bored, so really didn't like the idea of being boring! My grandmother always said that only boring people get bored. Maybe she was right!
• Ireland
2 Apr 07
I wouldn't say you are boring. There are lots of members here who I am sure would be interested in your discussions and you should just continue to post as before. Sometimes when people run out of topics to respond to, they will go through all the discussions with no responses and they will most likely respond to some of yours. You might also like to request some more members to join your list of friends as they will receive a notification whenever you post a new discussion and they will probably go through your some of your other discussions to see if they can respond to them. Hope this helps.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
That does help. Thanks.