When you start a new discussion, it will be displayed on the first page, but not for long, especially if you posted your discussion in large group, with perhaps 100,000 or 200,000 members. A large number of discussions might be posted on such a group and to make room for the newest topics the not-so-old discussions are pushed to the background (page 2 and then to page 3, 5, 10 etc.) relatively quickly.
Unless your discussion attracts comments and “likes” very quickly it may not see the light of day for very long. Unfortunately, some good discussion topics that may attract attention simply do not stay on the front page long enough for interested parties to see them and comment. However, there are ways to extend the life of your discussion and give people who have an interest time to read it and hopefully comment.
If your discussion is quickly noticed and even one-person comments on it others are likely to comment on it too. Once the ball is rolling, you’ll have a fighting chance to achieve a measure of sustainability. Others will be curious and take notice, which often generates more comments and so forth.
Nothing succeeds like success!
The question is how to increase the chance your discussion will attract that all-important push from one or two initial readers. The answer is to invite people you have a connection with who are also members of the discussion group and ask them to comment or at least click on the like button.
Of course, this tactic works best if you are connected to a large number of people who share group membership with you. If this is not the case, get to work building your contacts!
|Join Our Mailing List|
For Email Newsletters you can trust