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Giant Squidom - My Personal Challenge(s)
Reaching Giant Squidom - My Challenge(s)
After taking a break from lens writing for some months, I have returned with vigor to get those first 50 done and be a Giant Squid. So many thoughts are swirling and this is a good place to settle them. I hope that some of my lenses attain greatness, all entertain and many are profitable.
I hope you enjoy this poetic romp through my challenges and successes in Squidom.
All Poetry Copyright Mindy Makuta (aka MyFairLadyah)
Other Squidoo Challenges
Here are some other goals
I'd like to reach someday
I'll let you know when the "horse foals"
Then I'll be on my way
-- Having an LOTD
-- Getting a Purple Star First Ever for Love Sonnets!!!
-- Breaking the 5K Tier Did it ... Yeah!
-- Breaking Tier 1 Did it ... Yeah!
-- Any lens in the Top 100 of its Topic Did it ... Yeah!
-- 100+ visits to any lens in 1 Day Did it ... Yeah!
-- Any lens in the Top 100
-- Any lens #1 in its Topic
-- 50 Fans ... very soon :) Did it ... Yeah!
-- 50 Squidlikes for any lens Did it ... Yeah! ... Love Sonnets
-- 100 Squidlikes for any lens Did it ... Yeah! ... Love Sonnets is now at 137 !
-- A visible Google PageRank for any lens Did it ... Yeah!
-- 100 Lenses Did it ... Yeah!
-- 150 Lenses Did it ... Yeah!
-- 200 Lenses Did it ... Yeah!
-- Giant Squid 100 Did it ... Yeah!
-- Be more profitable :)
Another New Challenge - The 2K Tier
aka Tier 1
Keep wanting to crack the 2K Tier
I have a lens that's gotten quite near
Love Sonnets - highest rank 2032
Just another small bump will do
Well, Well. Did it today, no jive
Love Sonnets -ranked 1935!
Well, Well. Did it today and I feel fine!
Love Sonnets -ranked 1349!
(#34 in Books, Poetry & Writing)
The Day after V-Day wouldn't you know
Love Sonnets cracked 1000 with an 809 to show
A few days more on a sunny morn
A "750" for Love Sonnets greeted my dawn
Well, right about Valentine's Day
A lens rank of "733" came my way!
Then Google yanked the traffic, lo
Back to Tier 2 & long way to go
New Challenge - 50 Fans
It's been weeks at 20 Fans
I'd like to get that higher
I need more clapping hands
This is a strong desire
I'm sitting at 21 this day
So I'm still not let to play
What? Today there are 23
After stagnation ... Yippee!
I noticed, suddenly, 25
Hit the music; hit that jive
Today I checked; it's 32
More than 1/2 way to
Now, by the way, it's 34
Every month a few more
I looked today and I've 36
Need 14 more to stat affix
Glory be! It's at 39
Eleven more will be just fine
Forty were the days and nights
Just 10 more and all is right
Today I checked, it's 43
7 more needed to say yippee!
At 45 I'm just 5 short
When I reach 50 I'll hold court
46 is the number today
Four more and I will shout hip hooray
I'm sporting 48 fans just now
Soon to be at 50 I will vow
'Tis 49 at this very hour
I soon shall have the 50 Fan Power
Another evening brings me to check
51 Fans I now have on deck!
As if by magic I have 53
Going toward 60 territory
Well, I waited a little bit
And now 60 fans I have hit
OK, this won't go any higher
Fanship has been retired
I Made IT!
And You Can Too
Here I sit taking in the glory
Of this apparent allegory
Attainment of Giant uplifts
Helps me to cross the rifts
Of other challenges ahead
So I'll sleep soundly in bed
You can do this too, with work
Do not fear the barriers that lurk
Voicing all the no's that can be said
Messing with the resolve in your head
Just make one lens at a time to start
Get it to where it's OK - Not a work of art
And then, maybe do another one
Remember to have some fun
Try different modules here and there
At some point the truth will be bare
You'll have at least 50 lenses that are
Good enough to earn the golden star
>>>> Read of my strivings below <<<<
Going the Distance
Going the distance isn't easy
A reward waiting does matter
Don't get choked up and wheezy
Don't succumb to the chatter
Find that dormant inner strength
Pace yourself, chunk up your task
Cut goals into measured lengths
Success will offer up its flask
I Challenged Myself to Reach Giant Squidom
I challenged myself to reach Giant Squidom
And came up with a method with sheer aplomb
Though time enough is hard to come by
I have much in my head that needs reply
So if I could well address sufficient topics
I might yet vacation in the sunny tropics
For I must increase the monthly cash
As I no longer have much rainy-day stash
Would be nice for my fan base to increase
Which should happen if I write without cease
Let the folks wait eagerly on my every stroke
My unique turn of phrase, the feelings invoked
Should you wish to do the same, don't be rude
Don't hog the urls with lenses empty or crude
Fill your lenses with wisdom that you possess
And you also will be on the road to success
I feel this is a marathon
To write what's in my head
But as another year's gone by
I can't do naught instead
Earning to pay the bills
And keep us all afloat
Will occupy our waking time
So all should well take note
But nonprofits are in a pickle
For charitable giving is fickle
So this lens earns for charity
An option made with clarity
Giant Squid Challenge
Challenge yourself to attain the title of Giant Squid
Have You Accepted the Giant Squid Challenge
Satisfaction and Then Some
In addition to the satisfaction of 50 lenses done
I hear that there are bonuses to aid your Squidly fun
I'm on the road less traveled, to join the noble crew
When I attain that level, I'll have more news for you
Books to Get You Squidooing
It's Quite Chaotic
It's rather chaotic
To multi task so much
But I'm not neurotic
Success; I can touch
I expect that over time
More content will I add
Change some parameters
Like TOCs and tags
I've Just Published
I've just published three lenses
That I've worked on as a group
But three won't be a sticky rule
THIS lens will have the scoop
After 47, there are 3 remaining
To get to this noble goal
Time is fleet & work is draining
Yet I will come out of this whole
At 49 There is One Left
At 49 there is one left
To reach the magic 50
But I won't leave the old bereft
I'll tweak all to make nifty
Just Published My 50th!
Just published my 50th lens
It's about the USA
I welcome all friends
To see what I convey
50 Lenses Now Are Done
Fifty lenses now are done
But work continues on
I'm still having lots of fun
The challenge has not gone
Today's the Day
Hopeful lenses are judged on the Quarters
To see if they're Giant material
Bonnie and Robin must be excellent Sorters
To separate the good from the ethereal
Today, the end of June, I've applied with 56
See; I've extra lenses for good measure
Hopefully at least 50 captivate and transfix
And are determined to be worthy treasure
!!! 82 Featured Lenses !!!
Fun & Helpful Links
More MyFairLadyah poetry on many, many topics
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