Do you have problems coming up with a worthy topic for a discussion?

United States
October 15, 2007 3:09pm CST
I was wondering if I'm the only one, LOL. When I'm out somewhere topics pop into my head all the time but when I'm sitting in front of the computer a lot of times I just draw a blank.
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@kodie420 (872)
• Canada
15 Oct 07
Its not I have a problem so much coming up with discussions its more less the thought of how many times the post I want to put up has already been done. I try really hard to come up with discussions that people have to take time to answer and discussions that will make their answers longer so they can make more for each post but everyone seems to ignore them so why bother? I mostly just come on and answer the discussions with no responses that way I'm not answering the same post 3 times a day and answer the ones that actually require me to type more then a sentence and to use my brain.
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
15 Oct 07
Lol, Yes I know what you mean, I have the same. Maybe we should take a note book and pen with us when we go somewhere. That way we can write it down so we donĀ“t forget. Take care.
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• United States
15 Oct 07
Well actually I was just looking at what I wrote and maybe thats what I ought to be doing instead of trying to figure out an interesting discussion just ask about something that is going with me.
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@Margajoe (4718)
• Germany
21 Oct 07
Yes, you could do that. I have started writting things down. It helps too. Good luck.
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Yeah, I do. It seems like the discussions that get the most response are the "soap opera" ones, that gossip about the neighbors or complain about family problems, and I guess I just don't have enough of that kind of stuff going on in my life to be interesting! Poor me!
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• United States
15 Oct 07
I've had a good response from a few topics and they weren't necessarily original but I just asked questions about things I know I'm going through or whatever. Like Hot flashes and reading and a few TV shows.
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I think of LOTS of great things... then I research and find out that 20 other people have done them! But someday... I will ask THE question!LOL!
• United States
15 Oct 07
Well you have to kind of think of it like this. there are new people registering everyday probably 100s so the question will be new to them so ask it!!!
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
15 Oct 07
Thats true, but I would LOVE to be fresh and stimulating!LOL!
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@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
17 Oct 07
There are times that I am experiencing the same as your experience, so what I am doing now is I dont force myself to start a new discussion. I just start a new discussion when a question just pop in my mind and I feel I want to know others opinion. Because if I just think and think of the topic nothing comes into my mind.
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• United States
17 Oct 07
true I do best when I just bring up what's going on with me.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
17 Oct 07
No I dont..I'm more of a responder than I am a thread starter..Not to say that I dont start threads mind you cause I do but only when I have things on my mind that I'm super curious about or am looking for advice etc etc....I dont bother trying to start new threads every day though....BUT when I have the computer turned off for the night and a topic comes to mind, I write it down so I can post it the next morning :-D
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• United States
17 Oct 07
I need to start doing that problem is I will be out shopping and have a handful of bags when an idea hits me, LOL not conducive to stopping to write anything down.
• United States
15 Oct 07
Heh yeah that happens here. And to make it even worse, my best topics come when I'm not trying to force it, but then I can't help but force it when I'm all out of topics to post!
• United States
16 Oct 07
I understand what you mean. I answered a post yesterday from a newbie and she asked if everyone else was as bothered by the misspellings in peoples post and of course she had misspellings in her post which I pointed out to her. I thought it was funny, LOL
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Oct 07
I suppose it depends on what you consider a worthy topic! *giggles* I always have a lot of things on my mind, and most of them could probably make mylot topics. However, the real reason I don't post that many discussions is that the reading/rating/commenting process takes a lot of time, and so I only start discussions when I really feel like I have the proper time and energy to follow through on them! My interests are really varied, and I think I could always have something to say about at least one of them. Usually, also I'll get ideas from conversations I have with people; either my online friends via messenger or phone, or my husband. Sometimes too it's something that I'm trying to work out my own opinion or ideas about, and I'll decide I want more people's input on it.
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• United States
16 Oct 07
Like I said in another post I get the most responses when I ask something that I and other people are experiencing.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I am not really that good with coming up with topics to make discussions about I just have to wait til somthing comes across me, I just like post better to other members discussions. Have a hog wild day!!
• United States
21 Oct 07
Yes it's easier said than done. I didn't realize we got paid for answering other peoples posts in the beginning