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50 Days in Squidoo and I'm Loving It

Updated on October 17, 2014

My Bestfriend is the Culprit

Whoa! How time flies. I am now in my 50th day as a member of Squidoo and I can say I am now addicted to it. I was introduced or rather forced to join this site by my bestfriend. She was a member of many free writing, revenue-sharing sites while I am into joining PTCs. Since she joined Squidoo, it has become her favorite site and every day, she would nag me to join it. Just because sometimes I correct her work before she publish or passes it, she has this thinking that I am good in writing and that I should join Squidoo. She was so persistent that sometimes I get irritated by her constant nagging. To get her off my back, I conceded. I joined this site, and my days have never been the same since then.

My Life Before Squidoo

Every day, for as long as I remember, my day in the shop starts with checking my Facebook account, read emails in my yahoo account, read the news, click my PTCs, and check if there are available jobs in other freelance sites where I can apply. Then I do odd jobs for customers such as encoding or typing, printing, researching, send fax, assist customers, and many more. While working, I also listen to music or watch movies online. All these have changed when I joined Squidoo.

And Then I Joined

I joined this site last March 30, 2014 and published my first lens on the same day. As I have mentioned above, I joined this site just to please my friend and show her that I am not cut for writing. I do not have the patience, the required knowledge and the ability to write beautiful articles. After publishing my first lens, I did not try making another one right away. Or maybe I wanted to but ideas won't come to me easily. So what I did was read, like and comment to other lenses. I would get additional points just by logging in every day, liking other lenses, answer quizzes and polls. Now these additional points made me feel happy and every now and then I would tell my friend that my level is going up. Then I saw on my dashboard that someone had liked and commented on my lens. Wow, I felt proud and happy! But this feeling I did not confessed to my friend. I acted as if it is not a big deal. Then I tried making my second lens, published it and got blocked the next day after it was published. I felt so hurt but my friend assures me that it's nothing, that some of her lens also got blocked and I should not feel discouraged or disappointed. I went back to reading more lens, gather tips, and collecting more points. I followed pieces of advice from other members and tried writing lens with topics close to my heart. I have read so many beautiful lens and I want to thank their authors/writers for the additional knowledge I have acquired through reading them.

Check out the rank of my lenses - Every day I would update the the ranking of my lenses. I feel happy when a lens gets a higher rank than the previous day and a

My Lens Rank
My Lens Rank

This was today - You can see that I have added only 2 lens for the month of June. I actually did 3 lenses, but 1 got locked. Most of my lenses also had lower ra

Now

Now I start my day logging in at Squidoo, read comments and answers them back, thank those who have read and liked my lenses, check and record the ranking of my lenses, read other lenses, like and comment on them, and try making a new lens.

I still check my Facebook and email from time to time, my PTCs have now been reduced to only 5 sites, read the news a little, and spend the whole day in Squidoo. Sometimes I wake up at 3 in the morning, thinking about what topic to write.

Even in my prayers, I keep asking God to give me intelligence and new ideas to write, and for my lenses not to be blocked. My bestfriend now teases me and calls me a Squidoo addict. Maybe I am, but I am proud to be one

Who/What made you join Squidoo?

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      How do you feel now that Squidoo is gone?

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      Andrew Smith 3 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Very cool. I've had similar experiences here on Squidoo, and I am now journaling (not a real word!) my week by week experience. Keep thinking about the big picture, and keep having fun!

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      Lucy Bieri 3 years ago from Switzerland

      I see you have fun doing it. Keep it up. Squidoo is definitely fun place to be.

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      dellgirl 3 years ago

      Squidoo is so much fun, isn't it! I wish you well. You are off to a great start, keep up the good work.

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      MarleMac 3 years ago from South Africa

      Sounds like you're totally hooked! I would also be if I didn't have my own full-time business, a very physically active one...would love to just write and be online...Found Squidoo by reading about Seth Godin and following the breadcrumbs back here!Lenses being locked is a headache that almost have me stopping to write here because of my limited time - I can't afford the time I have to spend on just nice lenses to write to make sure they don't get locked, so my time has to go into the things I actually want to say to educate in my field...grrrrr!

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 3 years ago from Texas

      So glad that you are enjoying Squidoo. Same thing happened to me, I just got started one day and now I can't wait to get to the computer each day.Best Wishes To You.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Cesky: Thank you, Cesily, and I hope you also enjoyed doing Squidoo.

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      Cecilia Karanja 3 years ago from Nairobi

      Wow. I'm so proud of you. I keep going and coming back myself. I hope this time I stay for good.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @MissRubyStars: I am also enjoying it, RubyStars79. Thanks for liking.

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      MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      @MissRubyStars: *I have enjoyed every minute of it!

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      MissRubyStars 3 years ago

      I found Squidoo in 2007. Since then I have switched usernames. I every minute of it!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @mstcourtjester: Thank you for the kind words. Up to now, I still feel sad and annoyed whenever my they block my lens. Funny thing is, those that gets blocked are usually my favorite lens.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I think God has answered your prayers. It took me a lot longer than 50 days to get 14 lenses done. Keep up the good work; you're doing great.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @marsha32: I'm still waiting for my first payout so I don't know how much I have earned. I'm hoping it's more than the 0.001 I get per click from my PTCs.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @favored: Really? But now you have so many lenses and you write very good. I'm having a hard time choosing which one to read first.

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      marsha32 3 years ago

      I read a post about squidoo on a website called gather.com and I came in and signed up. That was 2007.I don't make a lot of money, but I need to work on that my own self. I've met some wonderful people over this last 7 years.

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      mstcourtjester 3 years ago

      Looks like you are doing a great job to me!I have had tons of my lenses blocked, I just keep on keeping on...It is hard sometimes to figure out exactly what we are doing wrong here at Squidoo, but it is still fun and I keep trying to do my best :)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @athomemomblog: Thank you for the kind words and the visit, athomemomblog.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks again, WriterJanis.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @DeborahDian: Thanks, Deborah-Diane, for the visit and the like.

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      Genesis Davies 3 years ago from Guatemala

      Congrats on your Squidoo journey! You're doing great so far, so keep going. :)

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      Congrats on your journey here.

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      AlanJC321 3 years ago

      It's amazing how fast you're creating lenses. They look great too. Hope you'll continue to have fun and do well. Thanks for sharing!

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      Deborah Carr 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      I'm glad you are enjoying Squidoo. It just keeps getting better and better.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Scarlettohairy: Thanks, Scalettohairy. Greatly appreciated.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 3 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      You're doing great. Keep writing!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @WinWriter: It's funny, right? Now I am addicted to it. Thanks for the visit.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @jmchaconne: Thank you for the tip and the kind words. I really appreciate it.

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      jmchaconne 3 years ago

      I predict you will be a star on Squidoo. Write about what you love, what you know, and what you want to know. Don't worry about mistakes, write from your heart. There, you will find your unique voice.

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      WinWriter 3 years ago

      Loved hearing how you joined Squidoo. I'm looking forward to reading a lot more lenses from you. :)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @MariaMontgomery: Thanks, Mia-Mia, for the like and the comment.

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      MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      Welcome to Squidoo!

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @tazzytamar: Same here. Squidoo is really addicting.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @VioletteRose LM: Glad to meet you, too. Thanks for the like.

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      Glad to meet you here, very nice lens :)

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      Anna 3 years ago from chichester

      Looks like you're doing amazing! I'm a newbie too and I'm definitely addicted! Great lens :)

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @smine27: Thanks, smine27, for dropping by and for the like.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Glad to have you onboard here! I've been here for about 9 months now but having such a blast here. It definitely has changed my life for the better.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @soniabaad lm: Thank you for the visit.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Lorelei Cohen: Thank you so much.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @LouCannon: Thank you for liking. Yes, Squidoo can really change your life for the better.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Wednesday-Elf: Thanks for the visit, the like and the tip.

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      Amanda Louise Cannon 3 years ago from Wynndel BC Canada

      I really enjoyed this lens... I joined Squidoo over six months ago, but have only become active in the last month... It really can change your daily routine -- For the better!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Welcome to Squidoo. I'm happy to hear you are enjoying your time here. Just write what is natural and of interest to you and you will do fine.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      It really is a wonderful community of writers with a lot of support for one another. I have learned so much being here. If you ever have any questions just ask someone and they are generally there to help. Welcome to Squidoo and the very best of wishes for your success here.

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      soniabaad lm 3 years ago

      Wow! Nice to know that Squidoo had changed the way you look at life. I am new to squidoo and I am loving to be here too. Looking forward to see you around more often.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Ruthi: I'm loving it too. But right now, I'm still adjusting and trying my best to write good lenses.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @takkhisa: Thanks also, Takkhis. Members like you make this site more fun.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Charito1962: Thanks, Kabayan. I really wish I could write like you.

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      Ruthi 3 years ago

      Loving what you are doing is a big plus. I love the Squidoo community and writing platform too. I have found no better place to spend my time and creative effort.

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      Takkhis 3 years ago

      This is a fun place as well you will be learning a lot of things while reading lenses. I was glad to meet you here. Thank you and wish you good luck.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      @asereht1970: What a sweet thing to say. Thank you.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      You definitely have a promising career in Squidoo! Just keep at it.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Maggie42: Thanks for liking. It's a sad day today since most of them got lower ratings. Only 1 got went higher.

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      Maggie42 3 years ago

      I also log on most days and try to do something I don't pay too much attention to ranings either except to say yours are ranking way better than mine - good for you! This is a good fun lens I'll come back soon and see how you are going.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @boneworld: Yes, you are right. This site is really fun, one can get addicted to it. Seeing my rankings go up and down is what excites me for now. Thanks for the visit and the squidlike.

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      Jackson Thom 3 years ago from West of Left South Lucky

      Squidoo is real fun. I log in almost every day, but I don't even bother looking at my lens rankings. It can drive me crazy trying to figure out why some go up, and others down. I just write them, and let them go. Glad you found something like this.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Rhonda Lytle: Really? Thanks for liking. Your comment makes me happy and inspired.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

      @Arachnea: Thanks, Arachnea. I'm enjoying this site because of people like you.

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I'm so glad you joined. I like the tone of your lenses, honest and straight forward. I have a feeling you are going to do very well here.

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      Tanya Jones 3 years ago from Texas USA

      Beginnings can be so much fun, then counting the passing days of tenure make it even better. Happy 50th and many more.