What Topics Go Viral On MyLot

@poehere (15227)
French Polynesia
January 15, 2016 7:04pm CST
Everyone wants their discussion to go viral on MyLot but not everyone makes it. Why? It’s hard to say what will go viral from one day to the next. It depends on who is on the site when your topic is posted. There are a few topics that seem to go viral most of the time. 1. Controversy 2. Shocking World News 3. Money 4. Blocking 5. Horror stories 6. Disputes 7. Life drama 8. MyLot drama 9. Violence 10. Tips. Tricks, and How-To-MyLot I do notice when you write one or two viral discussion your daily earnings can jump drastically. However, on the other hand if you write an average discussion your earnings will slowly creep up. So now it’s up to you to craft a viral discussion on MyLot. Here is a few subjects you can start with. What other topics or subjects have you noticed that goes viral on MyLot? Do you think this topic will go viral? Personally I don’t. There isn’t enough juicy meat in here to make it go viral. This discussion needs a little more Tabloid news to strike up interest here on the site. This one is lacking a lot of juicy information. Image - personal image source
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@Morleyhunt (21792)
• Canada
16 Jan 16
What I want to know, who decides, what is the criterion for an 'Interesting Discussion '?
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
You do. Here the site member decide on what the criteria is for an interesting discussion. It is up to each one of the members here on the site to do this. We all decide on this one in a few ways - how many likes you have been given to the discussion and how many people have commented on it. The more like, comments, and interactions decided on who moves up and which posts receive the most attention on the site. I think they call this a democratic voting system. We the people here on this site decide what we want to comment on and what we want to like.
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@DanciaKS (187)
16 Jan 16
Same here
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@topffer (42316)
• France
16 Jan 16
You are deciding. It is the tags that you or others have given in your own discussions, and the tags in your responses/comments that are used to choose the discussions displayed under "Interesting". These discussions are different for every member. Tags in a discussion are also used to choose the discussions you see in the "You Might Also Like" box on the right of your screen, but these discussions are the same for all members.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
16 Jan 16
Good post, most of my post are about my wife and kids if not about food lol
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• United States
16 Jan 16
Mine are usually about things happening in my life, or around me. You just never know what will interest someone.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
This one is good. I decided to be funny today and add viral to my headline. I knew viral is an eye catching word. I also know that viral is not something that actually happens here on this site. Each day posts get attention and each day we see new posts attracting attention. We never see the millions of viewers like on YouTube that have made a video famous by sharing it all over the world.
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@Blondie2222 (28645)
• United States
16 Jan 16
I'm not to worried if my post do not go viral or not. I get enough traffic on my post and that's all that matters. I mostly just write for me anyways and try to give tips etc at times as well.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
Yes I can understand this one. I was just being funny today by calling posts viral. I know no post really goes viral here on the site. I know some posts do receive more attention and comments and that is about it. Viral is for blog posts and also for YouTube. I was basically being funny when I wrote this post. Plus the word viral is an eye catcher and people want to see what makes viral so they open it and read it. This also proves a second point that titles attract readers.
@DanciaKS (187)
16 Jan 16
I like to vent in my posts lol
• Greece
23 Jan 16
I have never analysed the topics from 1-10 but I have observed that the ones that get the hits are the stories that are sad. Broken hearts get a lot of attention - perhaps we like to give advice like agony aunts. Memories get responses from people who have lived long enough to have acquired some interesting ones.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
25 Jan 16
Yes this one is very true. I also think it is hit and miss. I didn't even realize I did a 1 to 10 list. I was just basically listing post or topic I had noticed got a lot of attention here on the site.
@pgiblett (6525)
• Canada
17 Jan 16
That is interesting because some of the topics you mention I am not generally interested in, but others, like site drama and blocking always seem to garner an exceptional number of responses.
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@pgiblett (6525)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
@poehere They also attract a lot of dogmatic views.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
22 Jan 16
You are so right on that one. It also seems that wars or conflicts can also attract a lot of visits and comments.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
22 Jan 16
@pgiblett You're so right on that one.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
@poehere even the posts on myLot that gather much interaction, are far short of a truly viral post. I think popular is a more fitting description. I think you have identified some of the more popular types of posts on myLot. I can think of a few others. When you say that when you write viral discussion or two, earnings jump drastically. Can you define drastically?
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
See viral was a good word. It got your attention. Here on MyLot viral isn't the same as on YouTube. Here on this site viral can be as many as 50 to 80 comments. A lot of interaction and a lot of discussion. Define jumping - Example - on any given day a post that has around 10 to 20 comments and not a lot of repeat comments can earn around 0.20 from the site. Now don't quote me on exact amount of money please. I am giving an example like you said. Now a post that has around 50 + comments, attracts a lot of repeat comments, and a lot of attention can make close to 0.90 in one day. Now again don't quote me as being exact numbers, These are given estimates and each day they can change. I have seen a few of my discussion that have 50+ comments earn as high as 0.95 in one day. I have also seen a few of them earn over 1 dollars. It depends on the interaction rate too. Now you asked for examples and this is only examples and not proven figures. I don't have proven figures only examples of what I have seen happen on my earning. This might not happen on all earning but I have seen this happen on mine
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16 Jan 16
@poehere thanks. Still trying to learn the site and your post (including the comments/responses it generated) is very informative.
@jend80 (2071)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 16
Has anything ever gone viral on mylot? (used to be a regular poster way back on the old site, got bored & drifted away, before it stopped paying - this is my first time back). The whole meaning of "going viral"/viral content is something widely spreading across the internet (and if your (un)lucky elsewhere) like a virus.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
22 Jan 16
Yes I know this. The reason I used the word viral in my title was to attract people\s attention. The world viral is like an eye magnet. When people see this world it attracts them.
@kaka135 (14719)
• Malaysia
17 Jan 16
I think this discussion might go viral, as it falls under #10. Yes, I think #10 will attract many readers and the other topics listed as well. I usually write about my life, hence it's not good enough to be popular, not to say go viral. But I am happy with just writing my mind.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
Yes I can see this one. I think it is good to write what is on our minds. I see a lot of these posts attract a lot of people to read them.
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@Marcyaz (35355)
• United States
22 Jan 16
I have often wondered why some posts seem more popular than others. I guess it all depends on what people are looking at in the particular day.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
22 Jan 16
That is how I see it too. I guess it is hit and miss on here and all depends on what catches a person's eye when the post goes live.
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@celticeagle (135289)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Jan 16
I don't mind if my post goes viral or not. I make good money here anyway.
@celticeagle (135289)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jan 16
@poehere ...Too bad you can't be more comical when you are writing a 'funny' piece. I took it very seriously.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
You are right. I was just sort of being funny on this one when I wrote it up. I was reading about something and it struck me. So I decided to use that and create a topic here from another thing I was reading.
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@allknowing (104064)
• India
16 Jan 16
It is difficult to go by what would go viral if one wants to just enjoy this site.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
You have that one right. I don't know what promoted this. i changed the title a number of times until I came up with this one and viral. I thought it would work the best.
@else34 (13544)
• New Delhi, India
16 Jan 16
@poehere,I,too,want my discussions go viral,but don't know what makes a discussion viral.I just start discussions about my experiences and thoughts and some of them receive a good number of likes and comments.Still I have no idea as to what are the hot topics here.
@else34 (13544)
• New Delhi, India
17 Jan 16
@poehere Exactly.I was not so hopeful about my last two posts.Both were about my experiences.I submitted them and then was surprised to see that both were more popular than I had expected them to be.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
22 Jan 16
@else34 Yes it is always hit and miss here on the site. Ones you think will take off seem to flop. The ones you don't expect to take off are a big hit.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
You know what I don't either. You think this one will be hot and then it bombs. One you don't think much on and write it up takes off and it's popular. So I guess it all depends on the mood and who sees this and who wants to comment on it.
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@softbabe44 (5823)
• Vancouver, Washington
16 Jan 16
I would like to know if something medical would go viral.
• Vancouver, Washington
16 Jan 16
@poehere They need to bring it up to their Dr and act accordingly.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
That would be interesting. I think I did see one a time back about a person writing about giving medical advice here on the site. I saw it had a lot of comments and interactions on this ne. They had some valid points on this one. Nobody here is a doctor and we shouldn't be giving medical advice to people.
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@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
@softbabe44 That was the point of her discussion asking if it is wise for members here to give medical advice when a person asks.
@DanciaKS (187)
16 Jan 16
Interesting,I have noticed some of these!
@TheHorse (157884)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 Jan 16
@poehere I thought my earlier post from today was interesting. And I even used a catchy title. But it was an absolute bomb.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
@TheHorse This happens all the time. I went back and looked at a few of my stuff. Seems the one that do the best are sad stories, conflicts, or something about this site.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
16 Jan 16
Yes if you are around for a bit you'll see what is popular and attracts attention and what attracts moderate attention and what attracts small to none attention. I fee a good post that has around 10 to 20 comments is a well written post and is doing fine here.
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@Asylum (47930)
• Manchester, England
16 Jan 16
Sometimes the choice of topic can be unpredictable and mediocre discussions can attain far better results than good ones.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
You are so right. It is hard to say what will actually attract people to read the post and comment on it.
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@zebra2222 (5273)
• United States
16 Jan 16
I guess I'm not a viral kind of guy.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
Viral was just some buzz word I added in the end. I first had a lot of other words in there and then in the end just added viral. I was doing some research for a person and they were talking about writing a viral blog. This is when I added the word viral to this topic.
@BigMoney25 (1284)
• Philippines
16 Jan 16
usually topics about relationship I guess and also about life and the twists and turns that occurs to it regularly. Some want to learn about money here in mylot as well so some topics like that can also go off. Goodluck here and happy mylotting!
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
Thanks. This isn't for anything to go viral on it. It is just to make people sort of think and look to see what topics others like to read and respond to.
@rodabod (175)
• United States
16 Jan 16
I just post about my journey with my new love. They seem to do good but i'm not on here for money. I'm here to create new friendships. =)
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
I came here to find friends. I didn't come here to get rich. I know this can't happen. I just like the interaction so I stuck around.
@DWDavis (20610)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
16 Jan 16
I am wondering how folks will react to my post today about Daesh/ISIS and Al Qaeda. Will it go ignored because no one wants to think about it, or will it produce a firestorm of reaction? Time will tell.
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
This is how it goes on here. I think it all depends on the mood people are in when they arrive on the site.
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16 Jan 16
I never thought about discussions going viral, just happy to get a few comments and likes. Your post gave me a new perspective. Not that I can think of anything to write that could go viral LOL
@poehere (15227)
• French Polynesia
17 Jan 16
Actually here it doesn't go viral. Viral is more on the net. When millions of people pass around some video. Here it was just a buzz word I added to make the post a little more interesting.