Your myLot Postings!

United States
March 3, 2008 5:28am CST
I know that the mood I am in dictates what type of discussion or responses I will post. I think I have usually about three different moods. If I am in a thinking mood I will respond to deeper type discussions and then other times I just can't be bothered and will only respond to lighter ones where I dont have to think too much and can also watch TV while responding. Then I am almost ashamed to say there are times when I seem to be spoiling for a fight and jump into some controversial ones not caring whether my response or the discussion get deleted or not. I have noticed that there are some myLotters who are abosultely sugery sweet no matter what type of discussion topic it is. The responses are also coated in endearments which, if I am in one of my "snarly" moods, just tees me of off and makes me want to make some ugly comment. Thank goodness I dont because I know it is just my mood of the moment responding. Do you respond according to your moods?
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Hello Heather. I try my best to approach mylot with an open mind and without mood. I use myLot to relax after grading papers or a hard day at work. Since I view mylot as my 'gift to myself' in terms of time, I am usually in a fairly good mood due to receiving a treat from myself. I try to avoid controversial topics for two reasons. The first reason is that I don't want to spoil my new=found good mood by getting into an argument (I know that I would, I can be very outspoken!) and second, I have found that those discussions sometimes get deleted leaving me with fewer posts for the day. Perhaps some will see my rationale as 'running' from controversy, but that really isn't the case. I get enough controversy from students and the public during my working hours, when I sit down to peruse mylot, I would rather it be something enjoyable and less controverisal for me!
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• United States
9 Mar 08
I am just glad that you do post in myLot as I enjoy your postings. So pleas keep up the good work.
• Canada
9 Mar 08
Hello.. This is a subject close to my heart because I was diagnosed a number of years ago but have not had any flareups since taking a multi-level approach to my healing. I sincerely hope you find your answers as I found mine. Being that I view everything in life in relation to my soul growth my experiences with fibro taught me a lot of valuable life lessons about pacing...not driving myself...focusing on what REALLY matters over what I used to THINK mattered. I have written a few articles about it and my approach included acupuncture, body-work, brain science CD's soaking in our bubble jet tub with Epsom Salts, meditation, dietary changes, attitude adjustments, massage, prayer, yoga...and making sure I do not expose my body to cold, drafts or dampness. Accepting that I had to learn to pace myself was the key to my complete recovery. Clients that I work with who have fibro find that the most challenging aspect because for a variety of reasons they have dissociated from the signals their body sends them. Anyway, good to shine a light on this important health challenge...thanks! Raia
• United States
9 Mar 08
Raia I must be dense tonight because this is the first time I have not really understood one of your responses. I must be missing something. What were you diagnosed with that influences your my lot postings?
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Moods - Ups and downs of moods
I try my best not to. I'm not perfect however I try my best not to show that I'm in a bad mood. I'm as honest as the day is long but I say what I have to say in the best way possible so the other won't be offended but I don't always succeed in doing that but then again, we are only human and to be human is to error.
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@weemam (13377)
3 Mar 08
hiya stranger , I am back . I think I am one of the sugary ones lol , I find it hard to see bad in anyone although I have come across a few , my family tell me I am too soft , I am too old to change now pal xx
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
3 Mar 08
To me you have always responded on a goo note never found you very aurgumentive at all. but then that could be the way I read things. I just go thru my emails and try to respond the best I can. I alaways try to keep an up mood all the time no matter what now I have got upset with some one and let them know just how I feel but that isnt because of the mood I am in at the time it will be the discussion. There are a very few that get me that I just dont respond to .
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3 Mar 08
For me it not only depends from moods ,the second reaason is time. So if I hve time and I'm in the mood I respond to posts that I have to think for the answer.If I'm in mood but have no time I respond to short posts that could have a short answer. If I have time but I'm not in the mood I just don't respond at all to any post.
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@Ravenladyj (22920)
• United States
3 Mar 08
LOL yea my mood definately shows up in how I respond without a doubt..and much like you I have the 3 different main moods....deep thinking/philosophical etc....giddy/happy...and of course the ever famous "holy hell I'm so not in the mood for stupid ignorance" cranky type mood LOL...Whats really interesting is when I'm in a combo mood for the day and I jump between the 3 LOL
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@GardenGerty (125875)
• United States
3 Mar 08
I think it is fortunate that it takes longer to type a response than it does to speak one, as I would have some sharp answers to my credit as well. Sometimes I just read and do not find the energy to respond at all. If I ever get too sugary, feel free to send me some vinegar.I definitely respond according to my moods.
• Singapore
3 Mar 08
Oh yes lol... you categorize them pretty well. I think everyone has moods too. And if I look at mine generally, I can just split into 2 - when I feel like posting, or not.:)
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• India
9 Mar 08
yaaaaa, i also respond accoring to my mood. but when some time my mood is not good then i leave here from mylot and start watching tv. but now i have totaly cahnged my mood because i wanna earn money i mean i wanna payout from mylot i donot know how it will possible. so i am trying hard every day.
@subha12 (18449)
• India
4 Mar 08
I thing you have started a very very well thought discussion here.I really appreciate it. rated you +.Yes there are few mylotters who are extremely sweet in every mood. I must admit my responses change as my mood swings.I just can be so sweet every time. May be for this those people get numerous responses when they start one.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I can see where you are coming from. But, I don't tend to look for any sort of mood as far as discussions that I look for. However, I haven't really paid attention to the tone of my responses in relation to my mood. You gave me something to think about. I'll have to pay attention. I just tend to say what is on my mind. And, I think I might let the mood in the subject set my tone. I think I can be called out for being slightly snarky when I see another myLotter being snarky in one some of the posts. So, I guess it is less about my mood than it is about the mood in the discussion.
• United States
3 Mar 08
Mmm, I'm not sure if my mood dictates responding but it definitely effects how I respond. I usually only respond to discussions that I can form a clear opinion about so that I have something to say. Its not always what people want to hear but then if it was it wouldn't be worth having a discussion about.
@Asylum (48028)
• Manchester, England
3 Mar 08
I tend to look at the interest categories first because that is where i would find something of certain interest to myself. Failing that I simply browse through the discussions by my frineds and sometimes those with no responses to see if something appeals to me. I do not think that I vary a great deal by mood, but of course it is never easy to be sure about something like that.
• United States
3 Mar 08
I am not overly moody, but I avoid discussions that may have a tendency to tick me off...lol. In any discussion I say what I think even if it is not politically correct or not matching the opinions already offered. I am not fond of sugar coated endearments either, but I accept that many people find it a plausible way of expressing their ideas.