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Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet

Updated on March 11, 2014

Paperbased planning tool for your next great lens

I'm a real "paper-based" person. I much prefer to use a paper and pen when in planning mode than to jot down my ideas on the computer.

Just about all of my Squidoo lenses were planned out on paper first. I used to jot potential lens ideas down in a notebook, one per page. As I came up with further ideas for content, whether text snippets, images or product links, that went down on the page too. Sometimes it was a quick process and all done in a few minutes, other times it was put together over the space of a few days or even weeks. As soon as the page was full it was just a simple matter to jump on the computer, create a new lens and pour the content directly in.

After a while I realised that I was following a pretty standard format for jotting my ideas down. Rather than start with a blank page each time, why not create a worksheet template?

And so Sammie's Squidoo Lens Worksheet Template was created ...

What's On The Worksheet?

Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet
Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet

The current version of the worksheet has five large content sections and four lists.

The content sections are:

  • Introduction

  • Content Notes

  • Further Content Ideas

  • Media Ideas

  • Product Links

The list sections are:

  • Keywords / Tags

  • To Do List

  • Poll Questions

  • Lensroll

The Worksheet In Action

Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet in Action
Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet in Action

Printed on orange paper to give just that little bit more of a Squidoo feel ;-)

Download the Worksheet

Download Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet
Download Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet

>> Click on the image to download the worksheet in PDF format.

New Format - The Worksheet in A5

A5 Lens Worksheet - Pages 1 and 2
A5 Lens Worksheet - Pages 1 and 2

I now use an A5 size Filofax organiser, so have been converting my favourite worksheets down to a compatible size. Here is my Lens Worksheet in A5. It's essentially the same components as the A4 worksheet, but laid out over 4 pages instead of 2.

A5 Lens Worksheet - Pages 3 and 4
A5 Lens Worksheet - Pages 3 and 4

The A5 Worksheet in Action

Download Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning A5 Worksheet
Download Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning A5 Worksheet

Are you a pen and paper person?

Do you prefer to plan things out using pen and paper? Or are you more of a digital solution user?

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Do you know of any other great Squidoo tools that make lensbuidling easier? Have you downloaded and tried Sammie's Squidoo Lens Planning Worksheet? How did it go? Any suggestions for improvements? Thanks for your feedback!

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      Gamganny 

      7 years ago

      Yes, some of us still use pen and paper.

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