Do you wonder what topics to bring up that will get more attention?

United States
May 18, 2007 9:15pm CST
Some of my friends are very prolific with topics - some of the topics are fun, some deep, some just silly. I track some of them - not all - I don't have unlimited time on this. But I post topic I find interesting, fun, or silly and very few of my friend or anyone else for that matter drop by. So, what categories of topic get attention?
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• United States
19 May 07
AP, I have found this true of my own posts. If I start a discussion that I really think would be not only be intellectual and thought provoking, but fun just to hash around the ideas, I find people steer clear of them. I think its the star rating, I myself have been victim to the not so popular opinions and taken a thrashing for it. But I would not let that happen in one of my discussions. Most of the time when I ask I truly want to see the flip side of the coin. But let me start something nonsense about make up or bodily functions and the responses are over whelming. I just keep on doing what I do regardless.
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• United States
19 May 07
actually I think I'm just being a bit grumpy because I go scan every day and see if there are any friends with topics I have an opinion on - even if I haven't gotten a notice. but I usually only end up with one or two answers at all, or none - sigh of the new friends you and jimbo have been pretty cool with this and the 3 originals have been pretty steady I think I'm just bumming a bit
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• United States
19 May 07
I have a few friends on my list that I have never heard from in mine also, and the only reason I keep them is because they start some pretty decent discussions but they are not the type to come back and comment or "discuss", but have given me numerous best responses, so I find it hard to just delete them. At least they are giving me something to post to. I tend to really like my chatty friends and you seem to have fallen into a discussion or two with us and I am so very excited to have been able to add yet another friend that really likes to talk. Or open up the tables to what is suppose to be a discussion forum in the first place.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
20 May 07
I have quite a few friends like that too, I think my policy of just adding anyone is starting to get old. =p Thankfully I made a few new friends recently, and there are a few of the oldies but goodies I'll always treasure. =) Am I butting in? (Imagines self with goat horns now)
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
19 May 07
In my opinion the easiest to respond to are the ones that get the most attention, the ones that are about little events that everyone has in their life. Anything that doesn't go too deep and that everyone can relate to. Having said that, those aren't the types of topics I post. lol I pretty much talk about whatever is interesting to me or affecting me at the moment. When I first started on mylot, this didn't get me a lot of responses most of the time. But over time as I've met more and more people who think like I do, or are interested in things that I am, I've gotten more and more responses to most of my posts. I've been here since January, and now my friend network is so large that I can pretty much count on at least someone responding to each of my discussions, and I try to be the type of friend who guarantees that for others as well. I might not respond to every discussion my friends start, but if there's one that is interesting, or doesn't have any responses, I definitely will. So I think part of your problem is just that you aren't established yet, not the type of topics you start. Good luck!
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• United States
20 May 07
thanks and thanks for friending!
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
20 May 07
Thanks for the best response. I'm really enjoying talking to you, on all the discussions right now. =p
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@shinjiao (1464)
• China
20 May 07
Hi,APMorison!! I also think about this question and I have noticed that the discussion related to our daily life will get more attention.People want to share their opinions to discussions about daily life because there topics are easy to understand and nearly all of us have expereinced.the tags such as "relationship","religion","parents and kids"are popular on Mylot.com.
• United States
20 May 07
I think I'm just a bit impatient - but its getting better as we go along! thanks for responding!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
20 May 07
It seems to me that when I post something that I think would garner a lot of attention (I recently posted a discussion asking if perhaps gas rationing would help prices) I get very few responses! Yet, I see a discussion that says, "do you like paper or platic".....with hundreds of responses. It seems that folks like the mundane, mindless discussions the best!
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• United States
20 May 07
Sad but it seems to be true.
@inked4life (4226)
• United States
20 May 07
When I first started posting here I used to think about that a lot and tried to tailor my discussions in that way but there really doesn't seem to be anything (besides perhaps religious discussions) that get more than others. Now I just post whatever pops into my head and hope for the best,
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• United States
20 May 07
I've tried a bit of both - I'm figuring I'll just keep plugging along and see where it goes.
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
19 May 07
The light weighted topics tend to get most of the attention from what it seams, although some of the more heavier topics get a lot of attention as well. Most of those though don't have enough people capable of talking about them.
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• United States
19 May 07
so Psycho - what heavy topics do you like to discuss that few people are capable of - I love the strange and unusual topics - the more off the wall or esoteric the better. History, science, science fiction, writing - go for it