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Angel blessings mean something

Updated on December 14, 2014

Who Are Squid Angels?

Some of the people behind the scenes who keep Squidoo an exciting and worthwhile place to hang out are called Angels. You may not see them around but then again if they choose to visit and leave a blessing they will make an impact on your lens that will see it jump a little in lens rank.

But they can do a lot more for you than this. Many angels give their time helping new Squids build better lenses. They are communicators and usually very active in the forums. Their support can help you get awards, such as a purple star or Lens of the Day (LOTD), both of which are rare and unique. But when you get them they send shivers through you because you know you are doing great work. There can only be 365 LOTD's a year and that's very few compared to the number of lenses built on a daily basis.

If you want to stay onside with an angel then make sure you thank her or him for any blessings or help bestowed, they love that. If you want help from an angel email them and ask as they will always repond to requests but don't go seeking blessings as that can be rather annoying. If you are just starting out then you can put the link to your lens in the Critique Forum as some angels visit there as well.

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My Mission Statement

This is why I am a Squid Angel

A retired angel, aj2008, posted this request of the new angels when I was first appointed:

"In anticipation of the imminent announcement about who the new Angels are, I am just dropping by to ask the new Angels if they can give me some material for a new SquidLog article (http://squidlog.net/blog/columnists/ajs-musings) that I would like to write in celebration of your appointment. "

I feel it is right and proper to post my responses here for all to see and to make it my mission statement

Q. Why a Squid Angel?

A. Since I first came into Squidoo it has been a tonic that brings me back every day to spend most of my time on both building lenses and critiquing those of others. The quality and interest in the works reviewed is of such a standard that it is with pleasure that I post them in the Angel's forum for a blessing or two. Now with the power of an Angel they can be blessed by me and recommended for higher things, such as a purple star or LOTD..

Q. What am I Looking Forward to the Most?

A. Many new Squids produce great works but often they need a little help to make them extra special. As an angel I think they will respond to my suggestions and improve out of sight. In that way they will maintain the high standard of Squidoo and become as addicted to it as I am.

Q. Are you apprehensive about anything to do with your role?

A. No! Just the reverse. I am excited to be able to give back to a community that gives so much to me and others.

Q. What do you love most about Squidoo?

A. Its informality, the generous nature of its members, the friends made here, the ease of producing great lenses, the excitement of the awards, such as getting a purple star or a LOTD, and of course the lovely people who work behind the scenes to keep it such a great place. Everything about it is unique and special.

In conclusion perhaps it is also the fact that as a free publishing resource it allows you to make money and to support your interests without criticism or discrimination. Its charitable nature is a joy and its tools exceptional. Its an honor to give something back and hopefully keep the interest brewing for all its members.

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Want My Blessing on Your Lens

Then adhere to some simple guidelines

Never do I expect anyone to do more or be better than myself and I know I have many failings but building a Squidoo lens is so easy that really anyone who can type and follow a basic plan can do it and come up with a masterpiece.

To help you there are a lot of places to find help on these subjects

Your Biography This is so important that not many will bless a lens where this is not completed. You need to tell us who you are, a bit of your background, possibly where you live, and so on. Also a picture either of yourself or what is called an Avatar, an image that will identify you to everyone. Please also activate your contact email as people like me might just need to send you a note occasionally about your lens, how to improve it or whether or not it has been awarded a purple star or better.

Photographs A lens is a masterpiece thanks to the tools that Squidoo provides. Get to know how to use those tools to your advantage. Make use of good images in the introduction and text modules. Every image must tell a story related to the theme of the lens. If you are publishing those of someone else then please credit the source, even if it is from a free site or the public domain. If they are from the same source then you only need to do this once.

The Text Not everyone has English as their first language and if this is you then try to get some help, usually from the Critique forum or from one of the senior Squids. Ask them to read over it and check for grammar mistakes, as that is the worst one. Syntax is also important as how you phrase a sentence can have a bearing on the understanding of what you are implying. e,g. 'The man bit the dog' is completely different to 'the dog bit the man'.

Table of Contents When I first built a lens I did not even know what that was. It is referred to as TOC and it was not long before I learned the importance of having a Site Map, another term for it, at the top of your page. Its rather like when you open a book and look at the index. It indicates whether or not the contents are worth reading.

Module Headings Every module uses a default heading which you must change. Here is you opportunity to use keywords to introduce this section of your lens. The wording should be kept to a minimum and each module address a separate issue within the subject, if possible.

Guestbook Yes, it is essential to have a place where your visitors can respond to your lens. Did they like it? Will it make a difference in their life? Does it impact on their thinking? and so on. People love to tell you and you must let them. Read my lens on Building a lens

Squidoo is a Family of Great People

Treat everyone with respect, the nicer you are in your attitude to them in the forums and so on the better you will fare here.

Please visit and critique other people's lenses because if you have not done this you get no blessing from me. The more lenses you visit the more you will learn and the more friends you will make.

Squid Angels

The No Nos

Do NOT spam;

Do NOT plagiarise other people's work

Do NOT copy text and paste it in your lens as your own.

Do NOT leave nasty comments in forums or elsewhere

Do NOT behave badly

Writers Block
Writers Block

Write Good Stories

Provide your reader with a treat

It doesn't matter what your lens is about unless you tell us in your own words who, where, when, why and how in your introduction you may lose your reader. Say why you are doing a lens to give the audience the feel of your work. Who you are and what is your expertise or otherwise. If you are promoting your own business or books then say so up front.

Modules with images and brief sentences do not go down well and certainly lenses that are full of affiliate links and little else are a turn off.

A good written story should engage the reader in an expectation that reading on will benefit them in some way, There must be something here that will help them or change their thinking or even their life or i n the very least be entertaining. That's the message you need to come up with and the better you do that the more blessings you will get from me.

Discover how to write well and where to find good topics of interest to write about through Squidoo. You can type a subject into the search box for links.

You can send me an email if you are having trouble in this area and I will happily respond.

A final word on this is to edit and check all spelling. I am a great typo producer myself and understand that often it is only when something is pointed out to you that you can see it. That's where the Critique Forum comes in. Ask for a review for typos and you will quickly get lots of help. But don't forget that others need your help as well.

Lenses Blessed by me as an angel in 2010-2011

Lenses Blessed by me as an angel in 2012

Some Lenses of the Day since February 2010

Some Lenses of the Day since January 2012

An Angel's Blessing is Something to Aim For

Not only does it reward you for your work but it shows others that you are doing good lenses worth the read.

You can post a link to your lens in the Angel's Forum if you think it is up to standard and ask nicely and it may be blessed, and sometimes by several of the squad.

Lens Ranks Well on Google

Angel's blessings give you a slight boost in ranking but traffic will give you more. You get that from Search Engines and by promoting your lenses outside of Squidoo. This is a brief video on the subject.

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Did you enjoy your visit here? If so please scribe a little note about what you think of this lens. Thank you.

Remember these quizzes will earn you heaps of points


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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @sierradawn lm: Your visit and comment are blessings as well.

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      Just visiting this page is a blessing! Thank you!

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      @TheDeeperWell: Look in the activity section. You can see everything there and can go back pages and pages to find things. Hugs.

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      TheDeeperWell 4 years ago

      Do you know if there is a way to find out if a lens has been blessed in the past? I think I have received an angel blessing before, but I was not sure what it meant. I would love to thank the lensmasters who may have done this in the past, but I don't see a way to see blessings on my list of lenses. I think this is a lovely feature on Squidoo.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      very nice, informative and creative lens. Thanks.

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      Loretta Livingstone 4 years ago from Chilterns, UK.

      This lens is very helpful. My lens was recently blessed by a squid angel and I wanted to find out more. I have been around spasmodically for just over a year, but am only slowly beginning to understand how things really work. So, thank you. Also, I see you feature the angels who have blessed your lens here. Should I be doing that? And if so, please can you tell me how, as I don't really know how and if I should do this.

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      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Each and every time I receive a SQUID ANGEL BLESSING I do indeed feel truly blessed. Thank you so very much for the renewed blesssing on my fast natural hair growth lens.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Each of your works is a classic example of excellence. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      This is great information and it is very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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      laniparis 5 years ago

      Squid Angels are so generous. Your blessings made my day. Thank you. I really enjoyed reading this lens.

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      Jillynn 5 years ago

      I enjoyed your lovely lens. Angles are very giving squid beings to help out others so much. Thank you for your service!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Yes, thank you. I will have to visit the forums to learn more.

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I like this lens,I enjoyed reading it.Thanks for the great tips and info.I learned a lot about SquidAngels and there special jobs.Agood read.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice to read your positive input--gave me a few tips, too.

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      I wondered about Angel Blessings and did not know how to respond to them. All I know is that the make me feel good in a way I can't describe. Thanks so much for this lens. It is so enlightening and helpful.

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      VisFeminea 5 years ago

      I feel blessed just by reading this lens. Thank you.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      Almost Heaven. What a beautiful lens and What a Wonderful World. Thank you for your blessings on all of us. I can't find the right words - Thank You.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great tribute you've done here, sorry it took me so long to find this ... *blessed!*

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i really enjoyed my visit here and thank you for the tips. this lens has been nominated to be the LoD. blessings for a wonderful work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you for the information. I wasn't aware of the Angel Forum. I've had some very helpful people bless my lens and offer advice. I've appreciated even the emails to point out a spelling error. Great lens.

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for this information. It has inspired me to truly think about those angels who have blessed my lenses and send them something special for their dedication.

      Wonderful lens :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Thank you so much for fluttering in my direction. Your visits really do brighten my day so very much. Thank you once again for your dedication you show to the angel program and to insuring that good lenses get that little bump upwards.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      Another fabulous Squid Angel lens. Blessed!!

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      Peta Panos 5 years ago from Norway

      Great info and guide to a new lensmaster like myself. Namaste

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      Zut Moon 5 years ago

      Thank you for including me on this lens. I am both honoured and pleased ... BTW, does a free case of beer come with it? ... no you say ...oh ... OK.

      Have yourself a Great Day.

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      Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 5 years ago

      Very good advice. A nice reminder for me when making lenses. I always thank Angels, and sometimes I am surprised at some of the lenses that get blessed :)

      Li Li

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      XxSadieLadyxX 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for blessing my lense. Like this one, I would like to create a part of each lense to thank those who have blessed it. What option did you use to enter the names and photos of other members? Thank you again I truly appriciate it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Well there are a lot of things that I still don't know and I didn't know about that forum, when I go into it I tend to get lost, and I'm still not quite sure about the Squid etiquette yet, but I try to log on everyday so that I can learn something new

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      Yes, very helpful. Thank you. I didn't know for example that it was so important to have a table of contents on the lens. I'll go and edit some of mine now...

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      Very helpful....much to learn.

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      Thanks so much for the information on the Angel Blessings! All of you are wonderful folks. I'm bookmarking this page so I can refer back to it later. Thank you for blessing my lenses!

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      djroll 5 years ago

      I've nominated this for LOTD. Thank you for being so supportive in the community of Squidoo.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      GREAT guidelines!!!! Thanks! from one Squid Angel to another!!! Blessed!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      This is a great lens about what it takes for a Squid Angel to hover over your lens. Thanks for the work you do.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Love your info. Looking forward to becoming a Squid Angel one day.

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      I just realized that I never made it here to thank you for featuring Granny FairyAngels Blessings. I guess I was dizzy from so much flying around. I retired my wings because I really couldn't devote the time to it that it needs. Thanks to those who do take some of their precious resource of time to give us all a little boost.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Yes it has. Angel Blessings make me feel like great.,and when Angel takes the time, to Bless my lens means so much..

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      Thank you for adding a link to our Squid Angel lens! Appreciate your kindness.

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      I will strive to become a better lensmaster

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      I will strive to become a better lensmaster

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      good stuff, I'm on the right track to earn some blessings soon!

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      Stonecutter 6 years ago

      You were the very first to bless one of my lenses and I was so thrilled and honored. But after reading this lens I am just overwhelmed. Thank you for considering some of my work worthy.

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      From a Baby Squid Angel, here's an Angel blessing for Squid Angel lensographies lens. You've done an amazing job, Norma =) Warm hug for you.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Thanks so much for featuring my Water Sports Angel Blessings lens. I have featured yours on the list of angel blessings lenses on there, and also lensrolled to it.

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      NIicely done & great resource. ***Angel blessed*** by the Bath and Shower neighborhood Angel & featured on "My Life with Angel Wings" lens ... :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great collection of SquidAngels. Glad to add my lens to the list.

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      What a wonderful surprise to find myself included on this wonderful page. I saw this page and loved it months ago. But never dreamed I might one day be a part of it. thank you so much.

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      alkapuri 6 years ago

      nice presentation. really

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      I had to fly back by here to give you a blessing from the SquidAngel of Lensographies. Featured on SquidAngel of Lensographies.

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      hershel01 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens this was, I learned a lot from this one, thank you for this lens.

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      Lisa_Maria 6 years ago

      Really great lens and very helpful to those just starting out like myself. Thank you and look forward to reading more!

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Yes, very informative. I have not known what this is about, but have quite a few lenses that were blessed. I must say it is important to pay attention to quality. But, before I take an image I am certain I can. This means some lenses wait for more photographs, while I can add many to others. I have not been seeking out blessings, and there is no need. They happen!

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      Arquinn 6 years ago

      This lens is not just informative but is also inspiring :D

      You really write good lenses skiesgreen! :D

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      Tobbie LM 6 years ago

      Thankyou for adding my squid angel lensography!! Cheers!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Lot of love and inspiration for Angels and would be Angels in this lens. A squidoo Angel motivates and helps discover exceptional lenses and gives a part of themselves, which is stardust -blessings in disguise.

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      A warm and fuzzy place filled with angels and inspirations. TY for the feature here, I'm so honored to be among these beautiful people. My Angel Blessing today is SWAH :)

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      Craftyville 6 years ago

      Great lens and thank you so much for featuring my lenses.

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Wonderful lens!

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      CoolFoto 6 years ago

      Great lens that should be helpful to lensmasters wanting an Angel blessing. Here's an angel blessing from me to you.

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      Great lens! Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      What a delightful and great article on what needs to be done to be blessed by a SquidAngel. Thank you for including my lens in your angel craft section. Great job.

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      jennikitten lm 6 years ago

      Fab lens, very helpful :)

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      It is wonderful to get to know you. I love your strong philosophy

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Yes very much so. It is a very informative lens and written so that the beginners know too just what Angels do and why they are here on Squidoo. Excellent!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      This lens will be featured in the upcoming lens My Time as a Squid Angel :)

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple star, and thanks for sharing information about the Squid Angels.

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Wonderful lens and feature on Angle lenses. Well deserved purple star.

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      Barbara Isbill 6 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Thanks a bundle. for visiting my Bio, and for this lens!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for featuring my lens I lens roll and feature this one as well because I enjoy your work.

      Have a great new year!

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Informative lens with good content.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      wonderful lens. great job! thanks.

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      I haven't taken the time to read up on Angels in any of the Squid material and I stumbled upon this lens through one of the monster-boards. I'm glad I got to read it from an "angel's" mouth. :-)

      With Love and Gratitude,

      Jeremiah

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      @blessedmomto7: I don't think there is one now. You can still visit the other forums and leave a request though. You can also email angels to thank them for blessings.

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      mistyblue75605 lm 6 years ago

      Great!

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      dlgray 6 years ago

      Great information here....enjoyed reading your wonderful lens! FAVED and Lensrolled!

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      Wonderful wonderful lens, interesting and valuable information you have shared! Thanks for sharing. 5 stars for a great lens, thumbs up, favoriting, lensrolling you and, joining your fan club.

      Just stopping by to say Hi. Happy New Year!!

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      capriliz lm 6 years ago

      Very thoughtful of you to include tips so lensmasters know how to improve their lenses. Thanks for being a Squid Angel.

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      oldiesmusicnut 6 years ago

      Definitely a great lens. Tons of good tips and info here. Thank you!

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      JeffreyTymczak LM 6 years ago

      Great collection of information and tips. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your next hub, I will definitely be rating this USEFUL hub UP!!! ;)

      Jeff

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      blessedmomto7 6 years ago

      Great info. Where is the angel forum? (I should know this by now...)

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      sheilamarie78 6 years ago

      Nicely done. Great explanation about squidangels and the good work they do. I love the "Stardust" link. Nat King Cole's voice is classic!

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      Khalid-Osman 6 years ago

      This is great :-) Thanks for it.

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      tanvii 6 years ago

      awesome lens thanks u so much for share this lens..

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Happy holidays to a beautiful Squid Angel.

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for this lens. It has answered questions that I posted in the forum. Thanks for becoming a fan!!

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Very well done lens!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful lens and well explained ~ I truly have been blessed by Squid Angels, including you. And I've had the opportunity to do the same ~ it's an amazing honor! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thanks for explaining the what a "Angel Blessing" is!

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      QuirkySue 6 years ago

      I am a newbie and just received an invite to be an angel, and after reading about how it works, I have the utmost respect for you and all other angels who dedicate their time and energy to wear the title. Thank you for explaining it and pointing out the reasons why angels don't bless lenses so I can improve the ones that come up short!

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      BrickHouseFabrics 6 years ago

      Wonderful, Thankyou!

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I love seeing who has blessed what and these angel lenses are so cute as well.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Reading this make me appreciate the angels who do volunteer as well as the other people who try to make squidoo better.

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      Thanks!

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      monarch13 7 years ago

      How kind u are.Butterfly Blessings fluttering your way...

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      Nightowl John 7 years ago

      I had read and favorited this lens before I became a Squid Angel. It helped me to understand what it was all about and convince me that this was a good thing to do. Thanks for your effort! Squid Angel blessed.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Lovely Angel Blessing lense .. Feel warmest here :)

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      JennySui 7 years ago

      Very useful information. i didn't know much about squid angels but after reading your lens everything is clear to me about them.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great information. Thanks for putting this all together. Blessed and added to my December Blessings Lens.

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      Vicki Green 7 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Very helpful information, especially as I embark on my journey as a Squid Angel for the first time. Blessed by Squid Angel.