How to be creative and productive in starting new discussions? Please share.

China
July 5, 2007 11:13am CST
I am not creative and productive so far as starting new discusions is concerned. I admire my friends on my friend list, who are so creative and productive in starting new discussions. Would you please not ignore me and kindly share with me your secrets about how? I am looking forward to your sincere response with keen interest. Thanks in advance.
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24 responses
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
6 Nov 07
hi william! ^__^ i have a few discussions with a lot of responses and they have few things in common. first is that the they are odd but fun discussions like i ate ants, this is what i do with my worn out undies (LOL)... fun discussions always attract a lot of people and also odd ones because they'd be curious on to what had happened. ^__^;; and then the second thing would be, they are encountered by different people in their everyday lives like staying late at night, watching tv while studying/working.. things like that. because people can easily relate their own experiences with it. and i think objective discussions are easier to answer than subjective ones. also, your topic should be creative and interesting and catchy. like when they read it, they would instantly smile or be reminded of something, either their own experience or their friends' experiences which they would want to share. lastly, the content of your discussion should be easy and fun and interesting to read. i've always thought that using a lot of adjectives makes something a little more comprehensive and imaginable. ^__^
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• China
6 Nov 07
Good evening dear secret bear. I read your response with great interest and I have indeed learned quite a lot from it. I appreciate your helpful advice and response very much. Thank you a thousand times.
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• India
6 Nov 07
tiger - fierce
I certainly agree with you even i think fun and interesting topics are much attractive
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• China
6 Nov 07
Hello friend. Thanks for sharing this cool tiger of yours. hehe.
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@LittleMel (14033)
• Canada
5 Nov 07
I had the same problem when I started here. I noticed that this topic was 5 months old so maybe you were new at the time. I started by responding to any topic I found interesting or know something about. After posting over 1000 responses I ended up with questions and so I posted these questions. You see some topics remind you of some things you knew, heard or experienced and so you feel like sharing them, even if it's something simple but not everyone notices. That's how I started posting discussions.
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• China
6 Nov 07
Hello LittleMel. I was new then back to five months ago when I found it hard to start new discussions when I saw mylot friends' discussions pouring in one by one to my email notification from just one same friend. How I admire people who are so creative in starting any discussions about different or the same topics. I felt that I was so helpless in starting new discussions and so letdown at myself. But anyway it is ok now as I am used to responding to discussions and once in a while start a new discussion that I think is worth posting. It is so nice of you to give some advice on starting new discussions. I thank you sincerely, dear friend. Have a good day.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
4 Nov 07
I thought you are gonna tell me some secret. Lol Ok I will tell you how I create a new discussions , but I am not sure if they are productive and creative.I would just simply response to other people discussion and there almost every time will come some idea with new question.Or I like to read magazine and there I would find something all the time what will be good to dcissus here, or I would ask just thing from my life , what i don't have answer for and it interests me.i don't think it is easy to come with something original since it was here almost everything.
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• China
4 Nov 07
I am sorry that I made you feel a little disappointed about the topic. hehehe. I am glad that I have learnt something from your ressponse about how to start new discussions and they are very helpful to me. Thanks very much for your advice and response very much. Have a good weekend, my dear friend.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Hope it help a little bit.And thank you for all your responses on my discussions.
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• China
6 Nov 07
You are welcome. And I also have to thank you as well for your participation in my discussions though I don't have that many compared with mylot friends. Let's help participate in each other's discussion as always as a nice interaction with each other. Have a good day, dear laurika.
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• India
5 Nov 07
Hi William, Five months gone, since this topic was posted here, and i therefore know that you have learnt all ideas and logics in making a new discussion. Oflate, i rarely start topics, but finds myself satisfied in responding to topics started by friends like you. Happy mylotting. Take care my friend.
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• China
6 Nov 07
Hello saivenkaat. Yes, this is an old discussion five month ago when I joined Mylot. I have now learned a lot from mylot friends while responding to discussions of different topics. I appreciate your responding to my discussions and I love your discussions as well. You are a very nice friend to be with. Thanks very much, dear friend.
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• India
11 Nov 07
Thank you friend. Take care.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
12 Jul 07
Who said you are not creative and productive in mylot. I read all your responses and it is really interesting. Keep posting what fancies you. You can put more information about vast areas of china - a land of mystery, a land of great unity (through communism), a land of great achievement (on the way to becoming great power), well known for maritial arts, well known for herbal medicines, biggest consumer of steel in the world, may be cement and other construction materials. All the best.
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• China
12 Jul 07
Thank you so much for your compliment. You make me feel on top of the world. The reason why I posted this discussion is because each time I posted a new discussion, there seems to be no response to it. Sometimes it is laid there with no one to take a look at it for some many days. My discussions are very lonesome there in the quiet place, which makes me think that they are ignored and cannot arouse mylotters' interest. Therefore I was made to think that there must be something wrong with my discussions. That's why I think I am not productive and creative and hope to learn more about how from all of my friends here. They are sure to offer me lots of help. I appreciate your compliment very much. I consider it a great help and praise to me. For sure I will start more interesting ones if inspiration hits me in the mind.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
12 Jul 07
I am glad you are recharged with enthusiasm now. Post as many discussions as possible. Nothing to worry.
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@mujtab20 (434)
• Nigeria
5 Jul 07
Me too the same thing, thank you for starting this expensive discussion. Thanks once again.
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• China
5 Jul 07
You are welcome, my dear friend. I am the kind of person, who is not productive and creative at all. Most of the time, I respond to my friends' discussions, unable to start many new discussions of my own. I feel upset for myself sometimes. Thanks for being the first one to respond to my discussion.
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@mujtab20 (434)
• Nigeria
5 Jul 07
You are welcome bro!
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• United States
4 Jan 08
Actually I read other's discussions and also the news to see if I can find an inspiration...if I can't come up with any thing at all I just go and answer posts instead of posting them...on a lot of occasions I find it easier for me to answer rather to come up with anything good but once in a while I get inspired by either friends online or off line to post questions...
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• China
4 Jan 08
Hello dear cartoon. Yeah, you are rigth that it is a very good idea to respond to friends' discussions, which would give us lots of inspirations before we start our own discussions. Thanks very much for your response, my dear friend.
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@sergedan (768)
• Romania
3 Jan 08
I personally love answering other's questions and discussing things more than bringing new topics myself. When I have something that bothers me ,I feel that I can rely on others help ,so I make a new discussion.
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• China
3 Jan 08
Hello dear sergedan. Thanks so much for your response. I think that you are right to say that we can rely on others' help when we feel bothered. I did have some kinds of discussions like this. Thanks very much for your valuable response.
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@shinjiao (1464)
• China
2 Jan 08
I have pay attention to my friends' discussions and find that they always talk about our daily life.There are so many topics in our life.Obviously,you can talk anything you like on mylot because users here are friendly and helpful.They would like to share their opinions,expressions and suggestions with you. So my suggestion is,if you find something interesting or if you just want to say something about your daily life,please start a discussion on mylot.I believe plenty of people are interested what you said in your discussion.
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• China
3 Jan 08
Hello dear shinjiao. Thanks so much for those helpful information and suggestions on this topic with great appreciation. I am still learning and improving bit by bit. Thanks.
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• Italy
2 Jan 08
It's only half a month I'm here but I don't think you are not creative: I've responded to a lot of your discussions and your discussions are always full of answers ^__^.It's that needs advice from you. How do you manage to have all these answers?
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• China
2 Jan 08
Hello dear Rowena. I thank you very much for your nice comments and think that I am creative. I have to say that I have made a lot of progress in either posting new discussions or responding to frineds' discussions owing to the help of you all, my dear mylotters. I am glad to say that I am receiving more responses to my discussions than the first few months I joined Mylot. I do not have any secrets, but I have to say that it owes greatly to my friends that I am getting more responses to my discussions, either old or new. I have to say that friends are my greatest asset. Thanks so much for your response, my dear friend.
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
2 Jan 08
Oh its a very old discussion. I do not think still my answer has any value or not. I think you have already very much creative and productive :). You have croseed 5000 posts and also its very nice.we have got about 24+ response for this discussion alone. I am not that much productive i must say. Actually people more answer to discussions that are easy to answer.
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• China
2 Jan 08
Hello dear subhal. Yeah, this is a very old discussion with not many responses. I am glad to see you here in this discussion of mine with great appreciation. For sure your answer is full of value as anyone else's here. Thanks so much for your response, my dearest friend. By the way, I have to say that I am getting a little bit more productive and creative in posting discussions of my own, yet I still have a lot to learn from other mylotters, you included.
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@humbleme (1004)
• India
6 Nov 07
Hello wiliamjisir,Thanks for your post.I have really no secrets behind my postings regarding subjects, I just collect from my own everyday life experiences,different situations arised in my life my friends life, some of them I get answeres myself some have no apparent visible causes and I put those to find out how other people deals or thinks of that situations.Therefore I get an oppertunity to share my real life experiences as well to update my own knowledge. Thanks again.
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• China
7 Nov 07
Hi humbleme. Thanks for sharing your idea about how you start new discussions. I appreciate it very much.
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• India
6 Nov 07
my car - hows it
According to me you should be concentrating more on the daily day to day issues rather than too hectic technicall jargons(if you are doing so), also you have to concentrate more on the personal side of life as well as social
• China
6 Nov 07
Good evening, dear varunkrishna. Yes, it is a good idea to pay more attention to day-to-day issue and personal side of life as many friends can relate to and will find it easier to respond to. I appreciate it very much. By the way, you have a nice and cool car. Thanks for sharing, dear friend.
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6 Nov 07
To be honest hun I rarely have a clear idea, rather things just come into my head. I think I tend to run with day to day issues, and comments on what is going on around me. Observations on situations, and sometimes just asking for opinions, plus I often find inspiration just looking out of my window.
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• China
6 Nov 07
Good evening, recycledgoth. I am glad to know that you are a careful life observer, I think, as something can always hit you as an inspiration for your new discussions. I must learn from you to be a careful observer in life so that I will have more decent and quality discussions for all of mylot friends. Thanks so much for your response, dear friend.
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@youless (100243)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 07
Please don't force yourself to think out more new discussions. As it is not easy to think out new good discussions all the time. Just take it easy. Sometimes you will be inspirated when you respond to others' discussions.
• China
6 Nov 07
Good evening, dear youless. Thanks so much for your response. Yes, I won't force myself to think of new and good discussions when I cannot. It is a good idea to just let it be. Thank you so much, dear friend.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I answer more discussions and that seems to be a bit more profitable. Hard to find a subject that appeals to everyone. The male MyLotters might want to discuss sports whereas the females might want to discuss shopping, cooking and other girlie things. I have yet to find a subject that would capture the entire audience of MyLotters. Have only been here a month, actually active, so it's a slow process for me to figure out what to post and what not to post. Trial and error, so to speak. I enjoy discussions and probably spend way too much time on this site but do love the interaction. I would fret over the fact that my discussions weren't good. Actually, I believe there is more money to be offered by answering discussions and answering discussions with complete and accurate answers. Also offering very appealing and helpful advice.
• China
6 Nov 07
Hello carolbee. I agree with you that different genders post discussions about different topics about the interest that they show in. I also prefer discussions that can capture the entire audience of Mylotters. I appreciate your responding very much, my dear friend.
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• Canada
2 Nov 07
I was looking through your discussions and you have some interesting topics! You are doing great! For me, I don't have trouble coming up with ideas but I find the way people present the information is vital. Two different people can have the same topic, say the same thing in their own way and one person will get more replies than the other only because of the way they piece the discussion together. Look about MyLot, look at the discussions with the most replies and try to pick up on tips through their display! Good luck hun!
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• China
3 Nov 07
Hello momma of all trades. Thanks very much for your response. Yes, I have found that the discussions with many responses belong to those that are very common things in life and easy to respond to. Right now I am still trying to learn a lot and have learnt a lot from my fellow mylotters, but I don't usually start a new discussion unless I think that it is worthwhile for me to. Thank you very much for your nice comment and helpful suggestion, my dear momma of all trades.
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I just look around on mylot for a while and then I start one, or I watch something, listen to something, or read something that makes me want to start a new discussion.
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• China
3 Nov 07
Oh, that is really very informative response, dear gradyslady. So whatever we do, we pay attention to it and we will have more ideas doing things. Thank you so much for your nice idea and I can see why you can always have so many new discussions pouring in. I must learn from my dear gradyslady.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
16 Aug 07
I think a good thing to do is just keep responding to other's discussions and before long you will get better at it yourself. It is like I have heard all my life that you become a better writer by reading more. If you think about it, it really makes a lot of sense.
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• China
3 Nov 07
That is true indeed. When we are responding to many discussions, we can also get some inspirations from them and we will be able to start our new discussions as well with the inspiration. Thanks so much for your response, dear makingpots.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
16 Aug 07
Hi williamjisir! I am not that creative and sometimes when I think about a discussion I want to post I always have this fear that people may find it silly or I might end up having any responses at all. And so i just ended up participating in other's discussions. However, I do enjoy participating with your discussions and with some of others' discussions as well. Have a nice day and take care!
• China
17 Aug 07
Thanks so much for your participation in my discussions. There is no worry about the discussions started by you. Any topic might interest some certain kind of people. Therefore there is no need to think whether they are silly or interesting. I also have some some silly discussions. Thanks for your time, faith210.
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