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SquidMonster: Even more Squidoo Addictions

Updated on February 3, 2017
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Didn't grow up with gaming, the internet, or social networking, but having a blast now. But am I learning or just addicted? Not sure.

I'm ready for the padded room in Squidoo-ville

I've been addicted to Squidoo almost since I arrived here. Made a little money, and then it was even worse.

Well, now my addiction has escalated even further with the newest release of Squidoo (or SquidooPlus) and the appearance of SquidMonsters, Level, Points and Trophies.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say Squidoo, click on "About Us" way, way down on the bottom of this page to learn about this great community.

HINT: Getting out into the community and visiting and rating other's work gives points. Enticing visitors with quizzes and other reader interactive polls and duels rewards even more points. Earning Purple Stars gives points, too. Creating new lenses earns Lotsa points, and completing Quests gives the most points. I imagine being awarded The Lens of the Day grants the receiver Gargantuan points. More points equals even more rewards and increases your levels achieved. :D Learn more by clicking on the featured lenses written by my talented Squidoo colleagues.

Clickmy Avatar Picture to see my Squidoo Profile
Clickmy Avatar Picture to see my Squidoo Profile

Squidmonsters, come on in and join my other addictions and obsessions...

and Welcome to the Party...

I first discovered Squidoo when I was looking for a place to write about my Soy Candle obsession that I was attempting to make into a business. Shortly thereafter I wrote a couple of lenses (Squidoo's version of articles or pages) about other interests like Movies and Green Cleaning.

With the support of the community, including the always encouraging Squid Angels, before long I had 10 lenses which was just a start of my fondness of Squidoo.

I was nominated for the RocketMoms group and Giant Squid in October of 2009. RocketMoms are able to join no matter how many lenses you may or may not have, but Giant Squid membership requires 50 quality lenses. With the help of our fearless leader bdkz and the other members of this awesome group I wrote a lot of pages and was awarded a Giant Squid badge March 2010. The day after, I was awarded my first Purple Star. Within a short time with the deadline looming in October 2010, and the help(?) of the SquidMonsters, I applied for and received Giant Squid 100 status. :D Click here to see how out of hand it's gotten.

Oh, and about those other addictions...

I wrote a funny Time Management lens that describes my day perfectly. I've created Twilight Movie and Cast lenses (OMGosh! I have 20! I made need a Twilight Addiction lens), and quite a few 80's lenses which seems to be a new theme to add to the party that I have yet to assemble in a collection. I'm starting to feel that addictive itch so I'm sure I'll succumb soon.

Have you heard of a lensography? It's all the focused topic addictions on one page.

Uummm. I have 4 official ones, and probably 3 unnamed ones.:D

You are safe to admit your addiction or lack thereof. Totally anonymous.

How much time do you expend chasing the SquidMonsters a day?

How SquidMonster Addicted are You?

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I've made the SquidooSpirit Top 40! - I'm sorry to say, this is no longer posted. It was fun while it lasted.

#24 on September 17, 2010

#24 on September 20, 2010 (#24 must be my lucky number. Must play the Lottery :)

I may have not caught all my appearances on this leader board, since you are not notified by email. (Wonder if I could request that?) Only notified by a pop-up message while online, I think.

My addiction to the SquidMonsters is paying off. :D

(But then again, aren't most Addicts in denial? Well, not me.)

What SquidMonster Level have you achieved?

Now this part is really, REALLY, addicting:

"If I can just get to level ?? before I have to..."

It's possible to get really creative to avoid other commitments when there is a reward involved.

What Squidoo Level have you reached?

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Do you have any SquidMonster Trophies? - Share with us and make us jealous... I dare ya.

I have 17. Can you beat me? Challenge me in your Guest book comments.

Note: I'm not even sure you can achieve the upper echelons, but it's fun to think about.

Go ahead... prove me wrong. :D

How many SquidMonster Trophies do you have?

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Are you addicted to the SquidMonsters, too?

Or are you the sensible sort that's just having a little extra fun on Squidoo?

Or do you not pay attention to all this?

Anyone can leave a comment, so please do. Also Facebook Like, Twitter, and Google +1.

Squidoo members, please be so kind and give me a Thumbs up.

Even better, give me a Thumbs up, and click to...

Have you met the SquidMonsters? - Tell us about your experience so far...

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    • shineall profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm addicted to make lens and earn points now.

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      7 years ago

      I'm addicted to reading other people's lenses. There's so much variety. Love this site.

    • fantasticallyfi profile image


      8 years ago

      Thanks for putting it all into perspective. It's rather worrying how addictive this thing is!

    • desilegend profile image


      8 years ago

      Nicely presented lens...

    • Philippians468 profile image


      8 years ago

      it's lovely! i am hooked! cheers

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      8 years ago

      I love squidoo because of the monsters and everything else!!!! :)

    • Tr0y profile image


      8 years ago

      I think your lens rocks. I'm not a SquidMonster or anything but I'll get there eventually. Persistence pays off.

    • MyCrazyAdventures profile image


      8 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      @anonymous: Well, move over cause I just arrived! Do we get our own padded cellor do we have to share? LOL This is absolutely the best addiction I think we could have...hmm...right?

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      9 years ago

      I love this lens, very cute, and by the way, I'm in the padded room in Squidoo-ville right next to you LOL - Kathy

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      9 years ago

      I like the SquidMonsters! It's fun to see what pops up next on your bio page! Cute lens and blessed by a SquidAngel! (or are we SquidMonsterAngels?) ????

    • lemonsqueezy lm profile image

      lemonsqueezy lm 

      9 years ago

      Monsters are taking over here too. I was on squidoo until midnight last night. I need a detox program.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      9 years ago

      I'm with you...RocketMoms got me to my first addiction, but the Monsters have taken me over the top! And I am happily rolling along them "playing" Squidoo.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      9 years ago from Central Florida

      When will I have time to make lenses? Keeping up with my comments, checking my points, etc. seems to be using up all my time online.

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      Yikes! The monsters have taken over. I even have my husband cooking dinner for me so I can keep up and keep playing! There is something soooooooooo wrong with that :)


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