your discussion fetching more than a fifty responses-how would you feel?

@kalav56 (11496)
India
May 8, 2008 12:27pm CST
I feel i am bettr at responding than posting discussion topics. How would you feel when suddenly, your discussion topic has been favoured by many and gets you a good number of responses unexpectedly? I am thrilled with even a small number of responses and just proceed my way. If , on the other hand I am suddenly going to get a huge number of resonses, I will naturally be very surprised. Do share your thoughts please.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
8 May 08
I too tend to respond more than I start discussions. I am just not that creative. It really takes some waiting around for a good discussion topic to sort of just hit me on the head. I have had a few good ones but, not that have gotten me 50...at least, not that I can remember. But, that would be really cool. I would feel really good if it happened. And, I have a policy of responding back to each response inside my own discussions because I like to be appreciated and that is what others are doing by responding to my discussions, so, I like to return the favor by responding back and showing them my appreciation for their appreciation.
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@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
8 May 08
I love responding and posting at the same time, but, for some reason, I can't just think everyday a wonderful topic.LOL, I will be very happy when i will get plenty of responses from my topic, it means that it is something that interest the people and they can relate on it!
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@mark17779 (667)
8 May 08
I would be very shocked, shocked enough to fall off my chair, bang my head and think I was dreaming. You only get that type of responce if your "face fits" and if you have loads of chatter boxes on your friend's list.
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8 May 08
Likewise, I think I am better at responding to than starting discussions. I have started a handful of discussions, but have not had huge success. I think it is because I am still relatively new here, and I don't spend vast amounts of time chatting. I don't think I have my finger on the pulse of the "hot topics" which people like to respond to. I hope to get better with time, because it is a real buzz to find a popular subject which everyone wants to talk about.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
9 May 08
I feel happy when my discussion get lots of responses and I am more than happy to reply to each of the responses. I feel excited when I open my e-mail and I receive about 98 email notifications on my discussion. My not so recent discussion about "I lost my baby" got a total of 154 responses todate and I am still excited when I get notification for it. I love the responses I got there, a lot of comforting words that helped me become stronger and move on.
@neildc (17250)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
9 May 08
i just posted five discussions i guess, and i already felt good when it pulled 2 or 3 responses. surely, it feels great if they pulled more and get some more. that will surely push me to post more topics, when that come...
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@rhane7315 (5655)
• Philippines
9 May 08
of course i would be happy for it. it just only means that my discussions were really that catching to other members
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@subha12 (18449)
• India
9 May 08
i will feel very good. initially after joining here i many time wished i get so many responses. but i never got since few months ago. now i think i have more than 10 with more than 50 responses.
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9 May 08
It is always a good feeling when you get a load of responses to your discussions. I tend to respond to more than I post for myself but when I do post a discussion it is nice to see my friends respond.
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@5mayday (1053)
• Norway
9 May 08
I have made many topics for now and most of then have less then 10 replies, but the newest one I made have got over 35+ replies now and I am kind of surprised to see this, because I did not know this is what other mylotter is interested in
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@faith210 (11232)
• Philippines
9 May 08
Hi kalav56! Of course, i will be very happy and excited when my discussion fetched more than fifty responses; however, I am always compelled to post a comment on their responses to them afterwards just to thank them for their time and that is hard work. haha..Just my thoughts. Take care and have a nice day!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
8 May 08
Hello kalav56, Like you, I too am better at responding discussions than starting my own. One of my friends started a similar discussion and I told her too that my ratio of responding to starting my own discussions is about 14 to 1. If I get that many responses to my own discussion, I wouldn't feel easy, honestly. I like to give every responder to my discussion respect as well as time to appreciate their participation. So, when it gets to so many responses, it becomes a bit difficult for me to manage. My comfort zone is between 7-15 responses or may be 20 at maximum.
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@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
23 Feb 09
It feels extremely good Kala! I love it! But its get monotonous while commenting on the same kind of responses and it take ages to resolve the discussion. having said this, I think its our job to maintain the interest by starting interesting discussions that could fetch different and unique responses. The duty lies in us. I try to do better but most of the times I get carried away and start a discussion motivated by something instantly! And I would like to thanks you for your wonderful responses to all my discussions. You enrich the post greatly and i really look up to yours. Happy mylotting!
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
23 Feb 09
True Mimpi! We need to start intersting discussions and though , sometimes the responses would be similar, I would be so gratified that someone has responded to my topic and would feel extremely happy. However, it takes a long time to resolve the discussions and once someone remarked that she would keep a benchmark of thirty or so for marking the response. Thanks a lot for the kind words!
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
23 Feb 09
I agree with her. After 3-4 pages you start to get stuck and need to freshen up. Obviously it takes ages for no way you cannot get away without acknowledging all the responses!
@mikeysmom (2091)
• United States
9 May 08
i am with you. i am a better responder than topic starter. i start discussion and get a few reponses or none at all so i would be thrilled if at least one of my discussion took off. i am surprised sometimes at the discussions that do get alot of responses though and wonder why.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
10 May 08
I have also thought as to what kind of topics wOuld interest people and I posed it on the forum once.A kind hearted person gave me some tips saying that majority of the members were women and I should choose topics that would interest them. Thank you for the response.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
9 May 08
i have only had a couple of discussions that have only reached that high of a response level, but it made me pretty happy to know that my discussion was that interesting to warrent that many discussions.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
10 May 08
I understand how you must have felt.Thank you for the response.
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
9 May 08
I feel very happy when i get a lot of responses for the discussions that i start... but when it reaches like 30 i become quite ecstatic about it... but after a while i get a little tired because i comment on all the responses... but that is better than got getting any response at all... But i would feel even great if i have a discussion with more than a hundred responses... i wonder when that will be...
@aseretdd (13732)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
Thanks for the best response mark...
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