How Often Should I Post on myLot?

United States
June 9, 2021 5:07pm CST
Being new here (just joined yesterday), I am still learning the ropes of how this community works. Someone mentioned that I have posted a lot since joining. Is that bad? I used to belong to another website that was similar to this. It didn't do very well and shut down. and I have often thought how much I have missed connecting with other people from all over the world. So I got excited when I found myLot. I guess that's one reason I have posted so much in the past 24 hours. Also, I figured if I post about what interests me, other myLot members with the same interests will find me easier. And we can follow each other, right? So, how often should I post on myLot? Is too much posting annoying to people? How often do all of you post?
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@JudyEv (247426)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun
While it's okay to post as often as you like, I like to spread my reading between lots of friends I've made here so I usually only read perhaps two posts from one person before moving on. It's great that you feel so comfortable here but maybe, after the first flush of enthusiasm, you might settle down a bit. lol I think a couple of posts a day is about right but that's just my opinion. And a big welcome to myLot! It's a great forum for making friends from all around the world.
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• United States
10 Jun
Okay, thanks Judy, and yes you are probably right about my "flush of enthusiasm"! Ha ha. That made me smile.
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@kaylachan (21290)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
It depends on why you joined. The more you post and establish yourself, the more you'll make. You just need to post as often or as little as you're comfortable with. Feel to look around at other discussions, before posting something. Who knows, someone might've already posted a discussion about a topic. And, you can jump into that discussion and strike up a conversation. I personally reply and comment more than I start discussions. But, interactions are interactions all the same.
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• United States
10 Jun
Okay. I can't seem to find things by topic though and I think I saw they disabled that. So finding other discussions about a certain topic is a challenge. Or am I missing something?
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@Daelii (5757)
• United States
10 Jun
@Kouponkaren I thought I was just making a mistake somewhere when trying to search up on stuff!
@Mike197602 (15371)
• United Kingdom
10 Jun
@Kouponkaren you could try searching using relevant tags.
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@tallawah (14595)
• Kingston, Jamaica
9 Jun
Post as often as you like, comment, and soon enough you'll make friends and have lots to talk about.
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• United States
9 Jun
Thanks. So there are no limits about how often to post?
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@tallawah (14595)
• Kingston, Jamaica
9 Jun
@Kouponkaren There is no limit. I post when I have something I want to share. You can do the same.
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• United States
10 Jun
@tallawah Okay, thanks.
@RasmaSandra (42975)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
9 Jun
You can post as much as you like and then comment and interact with others, Once you begin making friends you will enjoy seeing what everyone ie up to and pretty much already know them and enjoy your time more here, Just remember to read about the rules and regulations and it should be no problem for you.
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• United States
10 Jun
Alright, thank you.
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@Scrapper88 (2941)
• United States
10 Jun
If you have something you find interesting to post; go ahead and post it. Sometimes; I have trouble thinking of something interesting to post.
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• United States
10 Jun
Okay. I think I will concentrate on posts that are good quality that people will find interesting. So quality over quantity. Thanks.
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@Juliaacv (55680)
• Canada
9 Jun
You can post as often as your little heart desires. I love to read and interact, its fun, you will find out soon enough if you have not already.
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• United States
10 Jun
Thanks and yes, I am having fun. I like to look and see where everyone is from.
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@dpk262006 (58236)
• Delhi, India
11 Jun
You should keep in mind that starting a discussion is not suffice. You could post as many discussions as you want in a day. However, your discussions should be such that others could respond and when they respond you should post your comments in such a manner, which leave a scope for further interaction. If you just comment on a response - "Thanks you, I like you idea or I agree with you" that will not generate more comments. If you start say five discussions in a day, then make sure that you post your comments on the responses received. It is not necessary that you have to comment on a response immediately. You could do it as per your convenience. Also, you should respond to discussions started by others, this kind of reciprocation will help you get more responses to your discussions. All the best.
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• United States
11 Jun
Very detailed information. Thank you. I am trying to keep up with the responses and comments each time I sign into the site. It is good that there is an update near our names so I can go immediately there and respond to those who have left comments.
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@dpk262006 (58236)
• Delhi, India
12 Jun
@Kouponkaren It is good to hear that you are trying your best to comment on the responses received from others. More you comment, more interaction is likely to take place. You should respond to discussions started by others.
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• United States
12 Jun
@dpk262006 Okay, thank you. I like to write too so I will probably write posts and respond as much as possible. This site is a lot of fun!!!
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@Hannihar (113787)
• Israel
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren Welcome. That is good that you want to post a lot. I hope you enjoy it here. Post whenever you want to.I used to post more but every so often I post but most of the time I answer other posts.
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• United States
11 Jun
Thank you for the response. You live in Israel? I have always wanted to go there. It's a dream of mine, but it doesn't seem safe for a visit now.
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@Hannihar (113787)
• Israel
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren Israel is very safe and not sure if because of the corona good idea to visit. it has nothing to do if safe or not. Yes, I live in Jerusalem, which is the capital of Israel.
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• United States
12 Jun
@Hannihar Yes, I don't think I will be doing too much traveling until the Corona virus is more under control. It's still a dream to visit Israel for me though.
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@RebeccasFarm (33588)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
10 Jun
Just follow the guidelines..dont see anything about posting too much..I do see some here posting it seems like every 5 minutes (not you)
This is where you will find out what kinds of behavior are accepted and unaccepted on myLot. When in doubt, remember the Golden Rule!
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• United States
10 Jun
Thanks. Someone shared this link with me on my first day here also, but I think I will need to read it aa few more times. Thanks for making it easier on me.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
12 Jun
@Kouponkaren Well as the admin says..Welcome nice to know you here friend.
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• United States
12 Jun
@RebeccasFarm Thank you. It's nice to be here. I'm getting the hang of it now.
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@Shiva49 (21676)
• Singapore
10 Jun
I post once in two days now. Then I respond to others everyday. I think it depends on how much time you have to be here.
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• United States
10 Jun
Yes, I guess you are right. I think I will try for a few times per day.
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@Shiva49 (21676)
• Singapore
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren You earn only when you get responses. For that you have to comment on others posts too as much as possible. Posting does not by itself earn here.
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• United States
11 Jun
@Shiva49 Okay, thank you. It's a learning curve here, but I am getting the hang of it!
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@ADIYOGI (127)
• Udupi, India
10 Jun
its Ok. You can post your discussions as you wish. I think its good to do some talking about our personal ideas and express it like comments and likes. I think I have to write some discussions too.
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• United States
10 Jun
It looks like it is good for us to start discussions that others will comment on.
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@ADIYOGI (127)
• Udupi, India
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren I think it's better to start discussions while we have good mind.
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• United States
11 Jun
@ADIYOGI I am not sure what you mean by that. My mind is always good...and busy thinking about things.
@May2k8 (15357)
• Indonesia
10 Jun
If there is something you want to post then do it and it should be in accordance with the allowed rules.
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• United States
10 Jun
Okay. I just didn't want to bother people by posting too often.
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@GardenGerty (135309)
• United States
10 Jun
@Kouponkaren People should not let themselves be bothered. If they do not like your posts they can skip them, no big deal. You are fine.
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• United States
10 Jun
@GardenGerty Okay, thank you.
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@thelme55 (70570)
• Germany
10 Jun
You can post as often as you like. I have not posted for a few days now as I want more interactions with our fellow Mylotters. I said to myself that I will only post when my last discussion has reached 20 responses. I thought that what is the use of keeping on writing a discussion when I get only a few responses.
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• United States
10 Jun
@thelme55 Hm, that's an interesting way to decide when to post next. And a challenge as well. If I were to do that, I would have to make sure each post I create is worthy of at least 20 responses. Which is actually probably a good rule of thumb anyway!
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@thelme55 (70570)
• Germany
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren It is indeed a challenge for me to do it. I usually get 20 responses on my post. I am not motivated to post a discussion when I spend 3 hours on Mylot and only get 10 responses although I interact to many mylotters. Yes, this is a kind of rule I have given to myself. Thank you and have a nice weekend.
• Mancherial, India
10 Jun
I agree with you. Even I am new to this and I have been exploring. Feels great seeing the comments .
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• United States
10 Jun
It is fun to interact with everyone else and their comments. Welcome to another myLot newcomer!
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• Mancherial, India
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren thank you!!!!
@porwest (45609)
• United States
10 Jun
Ultimately you can post as often as you would like. But bear in mind that how you get paid is not by what you post or the comments you leave. You are paid on responses and interactions back to you. For example, you write a post. You get nothing for writing the actual post. But you DO get paid if someone leaves a comment. As well, let's say you read a post and leave a comment. You are not paid for the comment you leave, but for a comment someone leaves to the comment you have left. At least that's the way I understand it. Interaction is what you get paid for. Granted, our activity here is not all about the money. But it's part of it. So, to maximize your time and fun here it is best to give some space between posts so that people can find it and interact with it, and to engage heavily with other's posts. @myklj999 can probably shed more light on whether or not what I said above is true, or can better explain how it works. He's sort of like the resident MyLot guru around here. Some days I think MyLot would be wise to have him on the payroll. lol
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• United States
10 Jun
What a very thorough response. And a bit confusing regarding what counts toward payment. I will read it a few more times and try to remind myself of it. Thanks.
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@porwest (45609)
• United States
12 Jun
@Kouponkaren You will eventually get the hang of it. I think the best advice I can offer you is don't worry about the money. Focus on interacting as much as you can. The money will fall into place, and so will the fun.
@sjvg1976 (23735)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun
Welcome to mylot Karen. It depends on you totally you can post "n" number of posts here. But the question is would you be able to comment back to the responses you will get on those posts. If you can manage it then you can but if you feel you will not be able to do that then you should not.
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• United States
10 Jun
Ah ha, okay, thank makes sense then. Thanks for that explanation.
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@sjvg1976 (23735)
• Delhi, India
10 Jun
@Kouponkaren always welcome. It's good to see newbies asking questions.
@Rashnag (15330)
• Thane, India
10 Jun
It's ok dear. You can post whenever and how much you want. Ignore some people who tell you not to. I generally post 3 everyday as other time goes into replying others posts. Have a good day. Take care
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• United States
10 Jun
I have actually been thinking that 3 posts a day sounds about right. If I do morning, noon and night, I should be able to keep up with the responses. Thank you.
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@Rashnag (15330)
• Thane, India
11 Jun
@Kouponkaren your welcome dear
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@Jlyn10 (11695)
• Malaysia
10 Jun
Posting new discussions is not my thing. I usually jump into other myLotters' discussion and interact with people there. Interaction is the main thing here. And no, it is not a bad thing to post a lot on myLot.
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• United States
10 Jun
Thanks. I am getting the hang of myLot now I think.
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@Jlyn10 (11695)
• Malaysia
10 Jun
@Kouponkaren That's great. You're going to have so much fun here.
@snowy22315 (115456)
• United States
10 Jun
I think posting as the spirit moves you is fine. MyLot would probably appreciate it though if the discussions did not violate guidelines.
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• United States
10 Jun
"As the spirit moves"...love that line. I just wanted to make sure that the spirit isn't moving me too much for other's comfort.
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@frenki (1669)
• Serbia
10 Jun
You can post as much as you want, or dont post at all, and just respond to other discussion. It all depends what you want/like. Welcome to myLot
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• United States
10 Jun
Thanks Frenki. It's fun to be here.
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