Upon entering the Squidoo.com website, you may feel overwhelmed by links and information. Give yourself a moment, breathe, and listen: Do you know something about something? Do you like something? According to Squidoo, that’s all you need to be a part of the community, write your own lens, and benefit from this fantastic site. You do not have to be an expert, you just have to be interested!
Squidoo is mostly made up of things called “lenses.” I don’t know about you, but to me, hearing the word “Lens” makes me think of magic, kaleidoscopes, portals to another dimension, and hippie glasses. In reality, a lens is basically this:
a youtube page
a chat room
a social media hub
a way to earn money for yourself or charity
and a community.
Lens pages are set up in such a way, that they can be easily shared to all of the top social media sites. On the toolbar at the bottom of your page, are handy links to various chat platforms that open up in a Facebook type fashion, discrete and out of the way. Potentially these can be used to hold conferences, debates, answer questions, and add to the effect of your lens, if you so desire. There is a button to “like” the lens, and even an option to see other lenses of a related subject. Lenses are graded by a star rating system, and how many people “like” and visit it.
Tips to create a good lens:
– Try not to make it a purely promotional tool. Lenses that are only telling you what to buy are boring!
– Make an eye catching lens image
– Write about things you like and care about.
– Be friendly, engaging, and don’t hide your unique voice
– Just do it – once you’ve squidooed you’ll be hooked !
New to Squidoo? Go here first:
An Introduction to Squidoo
Keep looking through those rose colored lenses!