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No Squidoo Zone

Updated on October 20, 2014

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The Science Of Squidoo

I learned to Squidoo in 2008 when I joined Squidoo. It's been a long and perilous journey, often fraught with danger and fatigue. Well, not really. But it has been an interesting journey. Every once in a while I drop out for a couple of years, then I drop back the other way.

I only had 3 or 4 lenses the first couple of years. And I tend to build lenses much slower than most people. I enjoy the updating opportunities that Squidoo requires because nothing is written in stone. Web pages must be updated to stay in the ratings; they become living things.

Ok then.

Sweet Oblivion - My First Four Lenses

I did not know one thing about building web pages when I started to use Squidoo. So I just took an idea and ran with it.

May 2008 through March 2009, I turned out four lenses only.

Baby Steps For Baby

Do you know what you are doing?

1. Check out other lenses.

2. Edit - Repeatedly. Often. Unending.

3. Compare. See # 1.

Things change. Keep it tight looking, if you have a sales module that is blank or messed up, you won't know unless you see it or some nice person drops you a line. You have birthed a living thing, watch out for it.

Just like shampooing. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Disappear

I dropped out for a couple of years, many are the reasons, first a job, then no job. Then no computer, all hell. But I came back.

Not dead, but stronger? I don't know.

Reappear

When I came back after a couple of years, I found that my lenses had had mild popularity. And by that I mean they had both votes and visits.

So, with my fan base established, I started to study. I had to learn how to Squidoo properly. Study, study. Read, read. And experiment too.

Second Stab at Squidoo

March 2011 is my comeback date. It is now September 2013 and I have 56 lenses. Hah! And, once again, hah!

On October 27, 2013, I have 80 lenses. This is a big jump because of the new format with Amazon, much easier and shorter.

On November 24, 2013, I have 110 lenses.

November 2012 - 44 lenses

One more thing, I am now in the Giant Squid Club, first level, a Super Squid. This was bestowed upon me June 7, 2012. Hot damn in the morning! Now I am a second level Giant Squid on 11/23/13.

Squidoo has been sold to HubPages on 9/1/14. Yes!

My last Squidoo pay was on 10/13/2014. Squidoo is dead, long live Hubpages!

© 2011 Linda Hahn

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    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      an encouraging and informative lens for online writers. thanks for the wonderful lens.

    • TheLittleCardShop profile image

      Malu Couttolenc 

      5 years ago

      Excellent lens thank you :)

    • MikeRobbers LM profile image

      MikeRobbers LM 

      5 years ago

      Loved this lens so much! thanks for sharing

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      designerpuppys 

      6 years ago

      Your writing style flows. Love the modules that get to the point so quickly.

    • flinnie lm profile image

      Gloria Freeman 

      6 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I have been with squidoo 7 months now, I enjoy it a lot. I too am addicted to squidoo.

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      mumsgather 

      6 years ago

      I've only been here a year but I'm afraid I'm addicted to Squidoo!

    • MomwithAHook LM profile image

      Sara Duggan 

      6 years ago from California

      I remember joining Squidoo, not quite understanding what it was all about. I don't even have that first lens anymore but do remember it was the first time I earned any type of revenue for my writing. Once I started writing about crochet my lenses just started adding up. Good luck on your continued journey through SquidLand.

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      John Dyhouse 

      6 years ago from UK

      Sounds like my own story, I made my first lens in 2007 (I think), I added about four to keep it company and let it stew for a few years before realising it had earnt some money. I only recently came back and started taking Squidoo seriously, Now I seem to have become addicted - gulp!

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      jballs6 

      6 years ago

      I write down new ideas, but at the moment I want to focus on the ones I have for a couple of months to make sure I am getting it right.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      The more lenses you make, the easier and faster it gets. At least that's the way it worked for me. Being a giant, means I can make templates which gives me a jump when I start a new lens.

    • waldenthreenet profile image

      waldenthreenet 

      6 years ago

      Congrads on your Squidoo level 59. Am going for next. Conversations helps with new ideas and new topics. Thanks.

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      Bartukas 

      6 years ago

      Great lens loved it :)

    • Monika Weise profile image

      Monika Weise 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      Hope you stick around for awhile!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Hi, Linda. Thanks for sharing your news and sites!

    • Nancy Hardin profile image

      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Welcome home! Thanks for sharing your journey.

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      Pam Irie 

      6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I guess we gotta just keep plugging away. :) Glad you came back!

    • Winter52 LM profile image

      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      I spotted some new places to check out. (The Squidlog Directory) How did I miss or forgot about it??

    • CruiseReady profile image

      CruiseReady 

      6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Hi there! No I know why I haven't seem so much of you until fairly recently!

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