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Purple Stars

Updated on December 26, 2014

The Thrill is Awesome

It never fades! The first purple star that came my way was on the same day I became a Giant. It sent thrills up and down my spine and goose bumps appeared on my arms. That is what I call a thrill.

These awards are not given out willy nilly. You have to earn them and they used to be only for giants but now, because of the quality of lenses by new Squids, the policies were changed to include anyone who does a good lens no matter how many lenses they have or how long they have been on Squidoo.

Write From the Heart

Its not always easy to choose a topic for a lens but as an opinionated person of senior years I have learned to write from the heart. If something is wrong say it up front.

Not everyone wil agree with you and many may even opt out of your fan club when you say things they don't like to hear or which crosses their beliefs or ideals. But over time you will be surprised how many do think as you do and will stick by you through thick and thin. Many have notified me that they want to read ALL my lenses because they are honest and straightforward. Here is a list of my first 3 purple star lenses

Build a great lens - And drive traffic to it.

This is a picture of the inside of an amino acid moledule and it is a great demonstration of how living things hold together with links. The components are attracted to each other by force which draws them towards each other with hard to sever links. They then hook onto to other types of the same and form quantities that become visible and well publicised.

Lenses are living things and they too hold together with links. They can be via other lenses, web sites, blogs, articles, emails and so on. However many links a site has determines its ranking and how well it is listed in the search engines. That's why most of my lenses have featured those of other lensmasters, which both give them back links and extra exposure and also provide the same for my lenses.

It's all Magic

Getting a purple star is a bit like rubbing a magic lamp. The genie pops out and viola, there you are. The lovely trophy sits for all time on your lens as a sign that you are one of the best.

The Pressure was Slowing me Down

When the Pressure is up one does fewer lenses. That's what was happening to me by the beginning of October. By that time I had served six months as an angel and was rating lenses and featuring them from hundreds of Squids.

They were listed here Angel Blesings - Sprinkled with Stardust< It demonstrates my dedication fo helping others and giving them back links.

It's A New Year

The New Year was like the turning of a page and the first wonderful thing that happened to me in Squidoo was another purple Star. This made number 17 and I am determined to at least equal my 2010 effort and hopefully better it.

It still gives me goosebumps and tears in my eyes when one of my lenses is so awarded. How about you? Please say how you feel in the Guest module.

I will be in there recommending and pulling for all squids to get ever more awards for their great lenses.

What This Pet Thinks of a Purple Star

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      6 years ago

      Wonderful lens - it's always nice to get that purple star e-mail! :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Laraine Sims 

      6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      WoW! Purple star heaven here! I'm have read some of these already but it is nice to have them all in one place so that I can enjoy one right after the other.

      Good idea! Angel blessings!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the article! I just got my first purple star!

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      Pastor Cher 

      6 years ago from United States

      You have done well. I can see why there are so many purple stars. Purple stars should be for heart lens, while Gold stars should be reserved for people that have earned so many purple stars. You would be a candidate.

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      7 years ago

      I'm new to squidoo and this lens was so helpful in explaining the journey a lensmaster can take and what a purple star is. Thanks for sharing your wisdom! And your lens was very compelling -- now I want to strive to get a purple star too! :)

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations on each of your purple stars and I wish you many more. I love your analogy of lenses being living things that rely on links, much like amino acids.

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      Diana Grant 

      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      You've done so well! I was thrilled today to get my third purple star, so you must be absolutely walking on air with the number you have - I haven't counted precisely, but I think it's well over twenty.

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      akumar46 lm 

      7 years ago

      Great lens on purple stars.Congratulations.

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      7 years ago

      I agree it never fades. I was thrilled by my one and only purple star. I can't imagine how wonderful you must feel to have as many as you do! Conratulations!

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations on all your Purple Stars, wow is right! ~ Blessed by a Squidoo Angel ~

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      7 years ago

      wow! great! Congratulations! :D

    • Jack2205 profile image


      7 years ago

      Purple stars are fun to receive and pass along to someone else.

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      7 years ago

      Congrats on all your great accomplishments! Thanks for your angel blessings, too!

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      7 years ago

      Yes, its both fun to get and to give, but hard to decide!

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Stars. I'm not the type of person that enjoys the spotlight but a little reward (purple star) for hard work is welcomed. The purple stars encourage lensmasters to put a bit of effort in their lenses. I'm amazed at the creative lenses I read everyday. Thank you for featuring my purple lens! I'm am truly blushing! Best Wishes to you for 2011. :)

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      ChrisDay LM 

      7 years ago

      I have to say, they do spread a warm glow around Squidoo.

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      hayleylou lm 

      7 years ago

      I have 2 purple stars so far and am very proud of them. **Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel :)

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      7 years ago

      i hope i get a purple star just like you! cheers

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      James Jordan 

      7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      purple stars are great! Can't wait till I get one! I have had angle blessing on a couple lenses. So cool to know that people are actually looking at your lenses!

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations on your purple stars and on LOTD, That's awesome!

      I feel/felt the same as you...spine tingling goose bummmpy grinning from ear to ear when I received mine. It is a wonderful honor, I truly felt humbled by the experience.

      Have a great week.

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      Jhangora LM 

      7 years ago

      I got one for a Christmas gifts lens - which I later sold. Purple star certainly is a recognition of a Lense's quality. Feels real cool to get one.

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      What a stellar collection of lenses. Congrats on your many honors.

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      I was just contemplating doing a lens for my purple star lenses- I agree they are quite the thrill indeed. I love my purple stars!


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