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Forum topic by Xtreme90 posted 04-04-2010 01:13 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2010 01:13 PM

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Hey fellow lj members,

I was wondering do I post blogs/ forum topics the wrong way?? It just seems like when I post something cool I barely get any responses?? For example I just posted updated pics of me and my fathers latest movements of a milling machine. I havnt got one response? Very discouraging to post pics anymore. :(

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#1 posted 04-04-2010 01:58 PM

as mario stated above ,
week ends can be funny ,
many have family and other commitments then ,
especially holidays ,
we had one weekend a while back that was different ,
everyone was home ,
we spent the day posting cars ,
and then guessing the make .
we all kept digging up new ( more obscure ) ones .
with 17,846 member now ,
things are hard to keep track of .
just hang in there ,
and as mario said ,
your buddys and interests will show .
no body can answer all the posts ,
unless they sit at the computer only ,
then they wouldn’t have time for woodworking ,
or anything else !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-04-2010 02:14 PM

notottoman and patron,

thanks for your responses :) i agree with you both 110% and really just didn’t look at it that way. i do try to acknowledge unanswered forum posts the best i can. i just finally got the chance to post pics and i am soon to be one year aware and active on lumberjocks :) and truly do love it!!! especially outstanding lumberjocks such as u both who kind of father the young lil Lumberjockers and make them relize the big picture.

thanks notottoman and patron. :)

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#3 posted 04-04-2010 07:45 PM

In addition to these points, there is a purist bias i feel against non traditional woodworking machines. I love vertical mills and appreciate what they can bring to my woodworking projects. There are, I am sure many here who do not know what a mill is, let alone why a woodworker would want one. If this had been about a piece of machinery that more woodworkers could relate to it would have been better received, I am sure. Also adding to a blog doesn’t mean people will revisit it. there is so much content here now, it is rare to revisit a blog. (you need to create a series of blogs instead of updating an old one). These are my perceptions I cannot speak for all the lumberjocks. don’t be discouraged, keep them coming, we will are learn from new perspectives and techniques. your job now is to show how cool it is to have a mill, show how it benifits woodworking something they have never seen before, and they will respond.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 04-04-2010 08:17 PM

I have to agree with jm82435 on the point of blog series.
When you blog your project or acitvity, it is better to put a series. So members will follow based on the number of that series. When you use the original blog to update, say by adding latest pictures of the progress its barely noticeble unless those who marked your blog by clicking the “watch” button.

Just my 2cent.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 04-04-2010 10:51 PM

thankyou you all again. i really appreciate the advice i will deff continue to post stuff.

-- "I don't cut wood. I machine it!" G.M. The wood machinest

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 12:26 AM

When I joined this site over three years ago, there were only a fraction of the members that there are now. It was possible to respond to almost everything. To let a project posting or a forum topic go by without comment was almost rude as far I was concerned.

Now there are so many posts that my responses are almost random. Something may catch my eye and I’ll respond, bit I know that many great projects and interesting topics escape me because I just don’t have time to look at all of them. So please don’t take it personally when a post doesn’t seem to be getting much attention.

Keep ‘em coming!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-05-2010 12:36 AM

It is getting harder and harder to veiw all post . Sometimes it has to do with what time of the day you post.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 06:54 PM

Everyone is right, there are way too many projects and blogs to keep up. I actually spend more of my time in the forums hoping to help answer questions. I will skim through projects, and maybe some will catch my eye. That doesn’t mean I don’t notice many others, I just don’t have the time to comment on all of them.

The titles of the blogs help to draw attention. I’m not real interested in what someone had for breakfast this morning, but I do enjoy many how-to blogs. I will seek them out, although I don’t always comment. There are many good blogs, but it gets rather difficult to sort through them.

It has been interesting to see what does draw our attention. I can post anything shop related likes jigs or shop racks, and get lots of response, even for something simple. Then I can post a project that I spent a hundred hours on, and get few views, much less comments. If you think about it, it makes sense. We are woodworkers here, and we’re interested in how others do things because we want a better way ourselves. So jigs and shop organization are important to us. Projects on the other hand are interesting and we appreciate the workmanship, but unless we want to duplicate one, they don’t draw us in.

I guess what I’m saying is don’t get frustrated, just accept it for what is is. It’s not personal.


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#9 posted 04-05-2010 07:50 PM

Mea Culpa, I try to post as much as I can, but it would drive a person insane trying to keep track of everyone and every post. I’m lucky to get a post on here myself anymore, especially with this stubby finger! Damn thing is so wide at the tip I hit three keys when I try to hit one’’//.k/. damn it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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