50 Days in Squidoo and I'm Loving It
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
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 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