Leave A Little Something For Everyone
By Jim Bauer
February 21, 2021 4:01pm CST
Granted, making money here is not the primary aim, nor should it be. But if interaction is they key, then why not leave a little something for everyone? The thing is, we all have different interests. But one thing we all have in common is that we seek interaction. I love to talk about money and politics. But I know there are only certain people who share those interests with me. And so if that is all I post about, I will likely have fewer people engage with me than I would like. So, I change it up a bit, and I leave a little something for everyone. One post is about saving money, another is about what I made for dinner, another is about my drive through experience, another is about something that happened at work, another is about an unexpected bill, another is about a great find on Amazon... It leaves something of interest for anyone who visits my profile, and I do know there are some posters here I would probably interact with more (and want to), but even though I am fairly active here, I still have limited time. The more variety, the more interest, the more interaction...I just think it is better for the site and better for everyone who plays here. Just my two cents, for whatever that is worth.
15 people like this
• United States
Politics is more important than most people are aware of, and we need to be able to discuss it. I look at the dismal state of the inner cities and often wonder, if these people talked more about politics maybe the inner cities would actually get somewhere. Instead they are cesspools loaded with crime, poverty, and destitution for which most of these people will never be able to escape... Because time and time again they know NOTHING about politics, how it affects their lives, and they vote time and time again for failure and then complain about their failure.
• Mt. Vernon, New York
@porwest I am blessed that I am not involved in politics for the most part online and that offline I can speak freely with a few others about my views. Politics even on here has brought out the worst in people. I have to live for me and no politics online works for me. Just like not giving up on getting my life changed is best for me.
• United States
@sharon6345 It only brings out the worst in immature people. People who think, and can articulate their thoughts, can intelligently converse about things like politics. But I know what you mean. I actually VERY MUCH enjoy talking about politics, and don't mind opposing viewpoints so long as they are presented in an articulate, intelligent way, and so long as things don't get nasty.
• United States
No. I think you do a very good job of it. Even when it comes to politics, I am glad we can actually discuss it and even disagree, and still talk about other things in between. I wish there were more like you actually. Because politics is a fun and engaging conversation EVEN WHEN we disagree.
• Staten Island, New York
it is definitely a good idea to broaden the topics covered, otherwise people may lose interest. Like if all you write about is what you had for breakfast/lunch/dinner, or about the weather, that can become boring after a while. I was not really into politics until this election. Nice to have someone to talk about it without getting blocked or ignored or be told nasty things...
• Los Angeles, California
I guess I do more responding/commenting rather than post . . . but it's not on purpose . . . it just happens that way as I am often limited on time too. I am all over the place when it comes to myLot - I get to what I can get to. I can agree about offering variety . . . though honestly I write whatever comes to mind at the moment without thinking much about the category - most likely just a slice of life.