50 Things to Add to Local Lenses
Ideas to Personalize a Local Squidoo Lens
The key to a great local lens on is personalization. There are a lot of things about your town/city/area that people want to know about. Your town is rich with content!
These are a few ideas of things you could include in your squidoo local lens. Use a few or many, or dive into a topic to make a highly specialized guide to your town.
The Images of America Series
The Images of America books feature one local community and delve into its history. There are Images of America books available for communities across the country.
Check to see if your zip code has its own Images of America, or similar type, book to include in your lens.
Local Lens With A Specific Focus - Local Niche
When making your local lens, keep in mind that there can be more than one lens for each place - an infinite number in fact. So, if there is already a lens about your city, don't be scared away. Your lens will surely be different.
Some areas have just so much there that one lens could never cover it all. Consider making a lens on a specific aspect of the community.
A few ideas:
- The Karaoke Guide to Las Vegas
- The Art Guide to Seattle
- The College Student Guide to NYC
- The Gay & Lesbian Guide to Chicago
- The Nightlife of Miami
- The Single Gal's Guide to Atlanta
- Things to Do With Your Kids in Houston
- Architecture Tour of Williamsburg
- Important Sites from American History in Philadelphia
- Compare Hospitals
The Deptartment of Health and Human Services lets you compare hospitals in a zip code.
Go on a treasure hunt for hidden geocaches.
- The Historical Marker Database
Learn more about historical sites in the area.
- Find A Grave - Cemeteries
Find out about who is buried at the local cemetery.
- USA Resources at RootsWeb
Local records for genealogical research.
Have you made a Local lens?
Have you made a local lens?
See What Others Have Done
Check out some other local lenses to get some ideas.
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