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How to get an Angel Blessing

Updated on May 29, 2014

Does your lens have what it takes?

Not every lens on Squidoo has what it takes to get an Angel Blessing. That's what makes an Angel Blessing so special. When you get one, you can be sure that you have a top notch lens. If you aren't receiving as many blessings as you'd like, there may be a reason. You see, Angels look for certain things when looking for lenses to bless. Sure, every Angel has their own likes and dislikes, their own style of blessing, but there are certain things that we all tend to look for.

All images are from Glitter Graphics.

Who's wearing the Squidoo Angel wings?

The angel program has been cancelled but I'm leaving this lens as is because it still has lots of great ideas on how to make a better lens.

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Visit the Forum

The SquidU forum is a great place to hang out if you have a few extra minutes. There are so many perks! You can get your lens critiqued and maybe get some ideas on how to make it better. You can ask for help if you have a question about anything at all. You can show off your lens in the Lens Spotlight. You can chat with other lensmasters about the different aspects of Squidoo. You can learn tips and tricks on how to sell stuff. You can participate in forum challenges (currently a fun game of Lens Jenga). You can even chat about stuff completely unrelated to Squidoo. And while you're doing all this, you'll be making friends and getting known.

Here are a few things to remember while you're there:

  • Do add a photo of yourself on the forum. I, for one, remember pictures a lot easier than names.
  • Do add links to your lenses in your forum signature. That way we have something to click if we want to get to know you.
  • Do join in on any discussions that interest you. Don't be shy!
  • Do read the rules of the forum. HQ is very serious about the forum rules and breaking them can get you banned.
  • Do be a role model. You may be a newbie right now, but someday you'll be a Giant Squid. You might even be a Squid Angel.
  • Don't link drop. This means don't add a link in every post. Most of the time, the only links you see are in the Critique Me or in the Lens Spotlight. There are exceptions, but not often.
  • Don't link to sites outside Squidoo unless it's your personal blog. Most lensmasters look at outside links like they're spam.
  • Don't ask for blessings or squidlikes. Asking for either of these is against TOS. Just be patient and active and you will get the blessings and squidlikes you deserve.

Visit the Squidoo Facebook Community

There are many Squidoo groups on Facebook, but the oldest and largest is the Squidoo Facebook Community. With almost 1,000 members, it's a great place to ask questions, get a lens review, show off your updated or newest lenses and make great friends. Before joining, please make sure we can identify you as a Squidoo member by your Facebook profile. A good way to do this is to link to one of your lenses on your wall and make it publicly viewable.

Photos and text; © 2011-2013 Catherine Taylor. All Rights Reserved

Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

This is one more thing you can do to get a blessing. Sometimes, even with fantastic lenses, you don't get blessings because we don't know you're here. So go out and explore Squidoo. "Like" the lenses that you like. Comment on a lens when you have something to say. Visit a few guestbooks to let other lensmasters know that you appreciate their writing. Visit the forum and give us a chat. Don't be shy about posting. Just make sure not to leave any spam in your trail. If you're unsure about what spam is, here's a lens about Squid Ettiquette.

Remember, let me know you were here!

Leave a comment and maybe I'll sprinkle my Angel Dust on YOU!

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    • delia-delia profile image

      Delia 4 years ago

      Too bad they did away with the Angel Blessings...I enjoyed my years of being an Angel.

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      This is a great and informative lens. I have added it to my favorites. Thanks for sharing this excellent information.

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      @Othercatt: Thanks so much!!

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      Othercatt 4 years ago

      @DebW07: If you look under the activity tab on your dashboard, it'll show every time an Angel blesses your lens. To show these angels on your lens, use the Featured Lensmasters module.

      All the graphics on this page are from http://www.glitter-graphics.com

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      I've seen some lenses that say "This Lens Has Been Blessed" and goes on to list the Squid Angels who've blessed it. I've had some people tell me they've blessed my lenses but I don't know how to list them, can you tell me what to do? Also, I love the final photo you posted (with the falling stars), how did you do that?

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      JeffSawyer 4 years ago

      Not been blessed by any angels but looking forward to get blessed.

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      greytdogz 4 years ago

      I've been lucky to have some of my lenses blessed, some more than one blessing, but I never truly knew what angels look for. Thanks for the insight.

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      happymonkeyz 4 years ago

      fantastic ideas. thanks for writing this.

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      Mission1 4 years ago

      Wow! Great info. Just had my first angel blessing so I was looking around to figure out exactly what it meant. I'm well happy! :-)

      Gotta go, lots of stuff to read up on from those things recommended by you.

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      We need you angels!! Thanks!

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      casnider 4 years ago

      Thanks for helping us little squids out. It's hard work and bit confusing to make a great lens, but I think I'm getting there. Now I know that next I need to spend more time at the forum.

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      swapnal-sarang 4 years ago

      So many useful tips here I got jy fist angel blessing yesterday. Have bookmarked this page .thanks

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i just adore the picture above this comment bar the little angel girl sprinkling little stars like snow falling fits right in at this time with Christmas just around the corner

      thumbs up on your lens

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      Shay Marie 4 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks for the tips on this. My (4) lenses aren't performing as well as I'd like them to and from what I keep reading, I just need to keep on keeping on - right?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks, this lens helps me to see the big picture. Thanks again.

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      Bexley 5 years ago

      This lens is very informative, not only about how to get blessings, but how to write really great lenses. Thanks so much!

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      Stephen J Parkin 5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      Thanks for the tips one of my lenses has just been blessed! I was looking to try to find out what it meant. I guess it means that I actually achieved a great deal and got a lot right. Thank you guys for being there for us!

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      OrlandoTipster 5 years ago

      This is quite a checklist.

      Thanks for providing the road map.

      Gotta work on getting there.

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      Maria Burgess 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Great advice. (I have a lot of reading to do!) Thanks for all the time and effort you have put in here to help us improve!

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      sunny saib 5 years ago

      beautiful selection of pictures.. and useful on the informational front :) thanks

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      Super Lens I have added this to my lenses to learn from

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      glutenallergy 5 years ago

      This is a very helpful lens, not just for increasing our chances at getting lenses blessed, but for writing good lenses in general. Thank you so much for the resources you have linked to. That is very helpful!

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      RaidaMoon 5 years ago

      Hi Othercat,

      Wow! What a wonderfully helpful lens you've put together. It's so nice to have a one stop lens to find the info I need. As a brand-spanking-newbie, I can't thank you enough.

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      jordanmilesbask 5 years ago

      this is such a very useful lens with lots of information...I love this angel showering me with blessing.. so cute!

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      sbilden78 5 years ago

      Super helpful lens. I'm going to take your advice to heart. Thanks bunches.

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      Bob Zau 5 years ago

      A little Angel Love goes a long way âº

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      gustaF33 5 years ago

      I'm so happy I found this lens becouse I got so many useful information on how to create quality lenses. I like this lens becouse of simplicity. All important things are gathered and explained in "understandable way" for a begginer, there are further links if I want to go in details and what I like the most: it's written by a person who knows what quality is!

      I really appreciate the effort you've put into this lens and I thank you for sharing all this knowledge.

      Keep up the good work ;)

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      JoyfulReviewer 5 years ago

      Thanks for the very helpful tips!

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      EEWorkouts 5 years ago

      Helpful lens, I have a few angel blessings and wondered how it all worked. Thanks for the write up and the link to Graphics Grotto, that will come in handy.

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      AskPat 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for the helpful advice. I learned a lot here.

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      Yourpersonalcon 5 years ago

      Excellent lens - gives me a checklist to review (and revise) old lenses and to use when creating new. Thanks for the great information.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very useful Lens, so helpful, we need to be reminded about things that need to be put right on our Lenses, thank you so much for sharing this with us kind Squid Angel, appreciated!

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      Othercatt 5 years ago

      @TSLOPEZ: This is a great question. If you have a lens that doesn't fit into any of of the categories, you just have to improvise (that's why my calendar lens is in the books category). Just find the category that's the closest fit and don't worry about sub or sub-sub-topics.

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      Tania S Lopez 5 years ago from Fayettevile, NC

      Ok... I have a question about categorizing. Last night I wanted to write a lens about a season but I couldnt find a category to place it in because there is no seasonal category. There is hollidays and celebrations but it didnt match. So what do I do when I run into a topic that does not fit into a category?

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      bhthanks 5 years ago

      I would like to meet all of the great criteria and i hope that i do!

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      mediawizard lm 5 years ago

      Hi Other Cat,

      Reading this Squidoo lens I found useful information. I've bookmarket your lens.

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      PainMan1 6 years ago

      Great lens! Very helpful when planning way to make lenses better! Thanks!

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. I have gotten several angel blessings, but aspire to your ranks.

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      barrelroll 6 years ago

      This is a great lens. Thank you so much! Hopefully I will receive a blessing one day.

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      punkgrinder 6 years ago

      Really helpful Lens Othercat, thanks for the information, thumbs up!.

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      MelissaRodgz 6 years ago

      Thank you this article was very inspiring. There are some real helpful tips here that can help the entire community out. Thank you for taking the time and giving back to the community.

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      naomisworld 6 years ago

      i real lied the pic and all the help you put in here

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      Rankography 6 years ago

      Great lens and very helpful tips throughout. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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      TopTenLists 6 years ago

      What an amazing lens. Thank you for all the extremely useful tips and advise.

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      Close2Art LM 6 years ago

      great info thumbs up...RWJR

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      David Dove 6 years ago

      From run-of-the-mill to top-of-the-heap in one easy lesson, I better get started, lots to do.............

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      flightofdestiny2 6 years ago

      Not only is this helpful for those looking for a blessing, but it is also essential for those wishing to become better writers on squidoo. I am already blessed for being introduced to these tips and tricks to becoming a better writer. Thank you.

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      Kasandra 6 years ago

      Very helpful lens. Even though I'm pretty new, I think I already learned most of this. I guess I'm doing good about studying up then! I wish this was one of the lens that Squidoo shows when people first join. Its so very helpful. Your graphics are also very cute! Definite like from me~

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      kl2534 6 years ago

      honest and usefull read..Thank You

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      rizzarose 6 years ago

      i really love it

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      Kirilov 6 years ago

      I found loads of valuable info here although this is not an official Squidoo page. Thanks.

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      JewelRiver 6 years ago

      Great lens! I hope I'll get a blessing soon. Peace and Love!

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      DuaneJ 6 years ago

      Excellent overview on the expectations of a Squidoo angel...enjoyed this!

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      Beautiful page and very helpful information. Thank you.

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      HeavenBlessedMe 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed your lens, and learned quite a bit. I only have 2 lenses, but they are near and dear to my heart. I love squidoo, and will be making more lenses soon. Love the pictures on your lens. Have a blessed day.

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      goldenrulecomics 6 years ago

      Wow -- now I know all about SquidAngels. I had my first visit from one and I didn't know what it meant. Great explanation here. Thanks.

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      lizziehumphreys1 6 years ago

      I love that picture up there of all the sprinkling stars! :) this is such a cool lens, I can't wait to be a SquidAngel one day!

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      lilyofthevalley1 6 years ago

      Very good advice, here. Even after a month of active Squidooing there is still so much to learn! I appreciate the time you took to build this helpful (and cute!) lens. Thank you!!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I'm still a newbie with only 38 lenses...I learn something new every day on Squidoo, and I must say, I've become quite addicted to the site. Thank you for sharing your expertise with all of us newbies.

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      ResearchAddict 6 years ago

      Thanks for the advice! Love the falling stars. There's so much to learn/do/see/experience with Squidoo! I consider myself a beginner since I'm back on board after a looooooooong hiatus - Have just published 5 new lenses. Hope to see you soon!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you, Othercat, for sharing this valuable information. Not only is this lens very helpful, but beautiful as well.

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      Sara Valor 6 years ago from Breezy Hills

      This is an adorable lens with some helpful information. Thanks for sharing it with us. Cool graphics too!

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      lankanwriter 6 years ago

      Thanks for the very useful information, I have being blessed a few times and I'm amazed at the things some angels do. Once an angel pointed to a content that was copied from my lens and mailed me about it and actually helped me to get them removed.

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      aborenegade 6 years ago

      wow thanks this is a great resource for beginners like me

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fabulous content and advice here. Thank you so much for everything. May you be blessed.

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      masunyoananda 6 years ago

      This is really a great lens....very useful for our progress on Squidoo...thanks a lot.....love and blessings.........

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      fantasticallyfi 6 years ago

      Thorough, detailed and spot on - cheers!

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      ravi551854 6 years ago

      thanks for your very useful information

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      Brankica 6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      This is great. You are becoming one of my favorite lensmasters. You already answered a burning question I have and now you thought me about angels :) Thanks!

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      TeachingatHome 6 years ago

      Great Advice. Thank you so much!

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      Marie 6 years ago

      Thank you - I know what an Angel Blessing is now! Someone mentioned it in the forum and I'd never heard of it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very nice lens

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      cinstress 6 years ago

      thanks for the tips!

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Excellent lens on how to get an angel blessing; everyone wants to know that! -:) Squidoo is all about giving, as an angel, I love to give out blessings where they are due, and it's true, I don't always get to the lenses to check them out as much as I'd like. Squid angel blessed for a Happy April Fool's Day -:)

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I agree with your lens. I look for much the same qualities in lenses that I bless.

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      Karnel 6 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      What a great lens something for me to learn from...

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Great tips. Blessed!

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      mahimattphoto 6 years ago

      Thanks for this lens it was very helpful! Matt

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      Congratulations on that one! All the waiting finally bore the sweetest fruits!