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Squidoo Topics and How to Use Them!
The A-Z of Squidoo Topics, Subtopics & Sub-Subtopics!
Squidoo Topics can help your lens get found! But with literally thousands of topics, subtopics and even sub-subtopics, what to do with them all? What does it mean for your lenses? Where should they go? Do you care??
Well, you should!
As well as listing ALL the Squidoo Topics and Squidoo Subtopics in one handy place, this lens tells you why. So, are you ready to have fun with Squidoo Topics?
Good! Then let's get started!
In 2011, Squidoo replaced their old, basic set of Squidoo categories with a brand spanking new one. We went from 32 main topics to (wait for it... drum roll please!), at last count, 26 Main Topics, 348 Subtopics, and 2977 Sub-Subtopics. Yes, that's right, 2977!!
So, how can you utilize the new topics to benefit your lenses? In lots of ways! Read on to find out more. In this lens, you'll find a complete catalogue of all the topics (I went googley-eyed at one point but hey, I used to be a school librarian, I have met and conquered the Dewey Decimal System!!), tips and ideas for choosing the right topics, how to use the topics creatively, plus lots of fun polls, places to voice your opinion and even a quiz, too.
Let's get SquidTopical!
Introducing Squidoo Topics...
Back in 2010, Squidoo announced that they were revamping their categories and introducing subtopics. On 30th December 2010 lensmasters got to preview the new topics along with a bulk recategorizer to sort all their current lenses.
The new Topics, Subtopics and Sub-Subtopics went live on 12 January 2011, with newly designed monster "neighbourhood" pages featuring "best of" lists and links to the Top 100 in each subtopic.
WHAT ARE TOPICS, SUBTOPICS & SUB-SUBTOPICS?
It can get a bit confusing talking about all these topics, can't it! Basically, here is the breakdown:
TOPIC (sometimes called a Main Topic or Top Level Topic. These are the broad topics)
SUBTOPIC (the next level of topics found under a main Topic. These start sorting into specifics)
SUB-SUBTOPICS (the last level of topics under Subtopics. These start to get niche! When categorizing, this level is optional, as there may not always be an appropriate sub-subtopic for your lens)
So, the system goes:
TOPIC > SUBTOPIC > SUB-SUBTOPIC
PETS & ANIMALS (Topic) > DOGS (Subtopic) > LARGE DOG BREEDS (Optional Sub-Subtopic)
The Complete Guide!
Arts & Design
SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 111
Welcome to the
This is where you need to go for everything about art, painting, drawing, design, photography, crafts, needlecrafts and scrapbooking.
If you're a keen crafter, you might like to include your lens in the So Crafty Magazine. If your lens is in one of the craft categories (including the holiday crafts) then you will have the option to opt in or out in the lens workshop.
ART BUSINESS & MARKETING
Art Careers *** Art Consulting *** Art Fair Venues *** Art Galleries Online *** Art Marketing
ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
International Galleries and Museums *** US Galleries and Museums
Canvas *** Ceramic Supplies *** Cutting Tools *** Drawing & Illustration Supplies *** Easels *** Framing Supplies *** Painting Supplies *** Papers & Boards *** Other Art Supplies
Beading *** Candlemaking *** Ceramics and Pottery *** Christmas Crafts *** Craft Kits *** Crafting Ideas *** Dollhouses *** Fiber Arts *** Floral Crafts *** Halloween Crafts *** Jewelry Making *** Kids Crafts *** Leatherwork *** MacramÃ© *** Needlework *** Origami *** Paper Crafts *** Pottery *** Soap Making *** Thanksgiving Crafts *** Tole Painting *** Weaving *** Woodworking *** Other Crafting Topics
CROTCHET, SEWING & KNITTING
Crochet Patterns *** Knitting Patterns *** Quilting *** Sewing Machines *** Sewing Patterns *** Other Crochet Topics *** Other Knitting Topics *** Other Sewing Topics
Cartoon Drawing *** Charcoal Drawing *** Computer Drawing *** Figure Drawing *** Pencil Drawing *** Technical Drawing *** Other Drawing Topics
Architecture *** Art History *** Art Museums *** Art Restoration *** Artists *** Calligraphy *** Conceptual Art *** Illustration *** Mosaics *** Printmaking *** Other Fine Art
Animation *** Clip Art *** Design Software *** Digital Art *** Web Design *** Other Graphic Design Topics
Fabric Design *** Hire an Interior Designer *** Home Décor *** Lighting *** Painting Your Home *** Other Interior Design Topics
Acrylic Painting *** Famous Painters *** Landscape Painting *** Model Painting *** Oil Painting *** Still Life Painting *** Watercolor Painting *** Other Painting Topics
Black and White Photography *** Choosing the right camera *** Digital Camera Review *** Digital Photography *** Food Photography *** Pet Photography *** Photographers *** Photographing Kids *** Photography Ideas *** Photoshop Tips and Tricks *** Travel Photography *** Wildlife Photography *** Other Photography Topics
Art Journaling *** Digital Scrapbooking *** Scrapbooking Materials *** Scrapbooking Stamps *** Scrapbooking Tips *** Other Scrapbooking Topics
Carving *** Famous Sculptors *** History of Sculpture *** Sculpture Instruction *** Sculpturing Supplies *** Other Sculpture Topics
Quick, What Do You Think of Squidoo Topics?
What do you think of the new topics and subtopics?
Books, Poetry & Writing
Fiction Audiobooks *** Nonfiction Audiobooks
Business Authors *** Fiction Authors *** Magazine Writers *** Nonfiction Authors *** Other Authors
Biographies and Memoirs *** Book publishing industry *** Business Books *** Children's Books *** Ebooks *** Fantasy *** General Fiction *** General Nonfiction *** Horror *** Mystery *** Reading Lists *** Reference Books *** Romance *** Science Fiction *** Self-help books *** Short Stories *** Young Adult Books
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Comic Books *** Comic-Con *** Graphic Novels *** Movie Adaptations *** Superheroes
CREATIVE & COMMERCIAL WRITING
Ghostwriters *** Screenplays *** Technical Writing *** Writing Conferences *** Writing Jobs
LIBRARIES & USED BOOKS
Local Libraries *** University Libraries *** Used Book Collections *** Other Library Topics
NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES
Art & Architecture Magazines *** Fashion Magazines *** Gossip Magazines *** Health Magazines *** Hobby Magazines *** Men's Magazines *** Newspapers *** Political Magazines *** Women's Magazines
Famous Poets *** Haiku *** How to write poetry *** Poetry Reviews *** Sonnets
How to find a literary agent *** How to get published *** Self publishing
Blogging Tips *** How to write a novel *** How to write online
Think Outside the Box... - Where would your lens do BEST?
The most important thing I can stress here is to get to know the topics! Browse this page and take in what goes where. Some subjects are either duplicated in a similar way in two different topics, or related subtopics are spread across different topics.
Here are some tips!
- Know your subtopics and sub-subtopics and post appropriately! For example, you might think a lens about unicorns would go under Legends or Myths in the Culture & Society topic. But did you know that there is actually a subtopic for Legendary Creatures? And it's not with the Myths and Legends sub-subtopics - it's under Pets and Animals!
- If you're unsure as to where to put a lens, or deliberating between two sub-subtopics, study the lensranks of the lenses in the top 100. Which will be easier for you to rank higher in?
- Don't be afraid to re-categorize! If a lens is getting lost in a sub-subtopic, think about moving it, but ONLY if there is another equally relevant sub-subtopic. It's no good putting lenses about spoons under Bestselling Video Games!
- Who is going to be looking for your lens? What would you look under if you were looking for your lens?
- Think about SquidAngels and other lensmasters too. If you want your lens to be found, it needs to be somewhere relevant!
- If you can't find a subtopic or sub-subtopic that you want, don't go running off to the subtopic nomination form just yet. Think about where else it might be first, and only nominate if you're absolutely sure it doesn't exist.
For example, if you've made a lens about Easter crafts but don't know where to stick it under Arts & Design > Crafting, where else might it go? That's right - under Holidays & Celebrations > Easter - because that has a sub-subtopic for Easter Crafts! And if people are looking for Easter ideas, they're more likely to visit a topic about Easter, right?
Business & Work
SUBTOPICS: 9 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 50
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for business tips, real estate, work at home, jobs, marketing & PR ideas, business networking and more.
If you have a business lens you might want to showcase it in the UpMarket Magazine. If your lens is in a suitable business category you will be able to opt in or out of the magazine.
Copywriting for advertising *** Online ads *** Print ads *** Tips for good ad design *** TV ads
Accounting and Taxes *** Business Ethics *** Business Icons *** Business Schools *** Customer Service *** Finance *** Human Resources *** Manufacturing *** Startups
Employment Advice *** How to ask for a raise *** Job Fairs *** Job Interviews *** Resumes *** Salaries *** Other Employment Topics
Blogging Advice *** Make money online *** Web Companies *** Web Startups
Branding *** Online Marketing *** Social media marketing *** Viral marketing *** Other Marketing
PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROMOTION
Free online PR *** PR agencies *** Promotion Tips *** Writing Press Releases
Best cities to live in *** Commercial Real Estate *** How to buy a home *** How to sell a home *** Mortgages *** Office Space *** Real Estate History *** Realtor Profiles *** Refinance
How to run a franchise *** Raising money for your business *** Starting A Small Business *** Writing a Small Business Plan
WORK AT HOME
Home Business Taxes *** Setting Up a Home Office *** Tips For Working At Home
The Old Squidoo Categories - in case you've forgotten them already...
Remember when there were just 32 little headings to categorize under? Here is a recap of the old list for the nostalgic among you...
- ABOUT ME
- CARS & TRUCKS
- COMPUTERS, TECH & GEEK
- DIY & HOBBIES
- FOOD & COOKING
- GREEN LIVING
- HEALTH & MEDICINE
- HOME & GARDEN
- HOW TO & EDUCATION
- MOVIES & TV
- NEWS & POLITICS
- NON-PROFIT& VOLUNTEERING
- PARENTING & KIDS
- POP CULTURE & CELEBS
- RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY
- SEO & AFFILIATE MARKETING
- SPORTS & RECREATION
- SQUIDOO TIPS
- VIDEO GAMES
- WORK AT HOME
New Categories VS Old Categories!
What do you think of the new Squidoo categorisation? Was it a long time coming, or has it got you yearning for the good old days?
Squidoo categories - old or new?
SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 59
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for all things car-related, from buying and selling a car to vintage and classic models, as well as racing, motorcycles and trucks.
If you're a total car enthusiast, why not test the knowledge of other car lovers with the fun SquidQuiz Co-Brand?
Automotive Restoration Books *** Body Restoration *** Engine Restoration
BUYING A CAR
Buying New Cars *** Buying Used Cars *** Car Buying Guides *** Car Reviews *** Vehicle Financing
CAR AFTERMARKET OPTIONS
Auto Upgrades *** Car Stereos *** Exterior Aftermarket Options *** Hydraulics *** Interior Aftermarket Options
American Car Makes and Models *** Antique Cars *** Car Shows *** Classic Cars *** Concept Cars *** Custom Cars *** Foreign Car Makes and Models *** Hot Rods *** Kit Cars and Replicas *** Vintage Cars
Auto Detailing *** Cleaning your Car *** General Car Maintenance
CAR PARTS & ACCESSORIES
Car Parts *** Exterior Car Accessories *** Interior Car Accessories
Amateur Car Racing *** Drag Racing *** Formula One *** NASCAR *** Off-road racing *** Open Seat Racing *** Rally Racing
Do It Yourself Car Repair *** General Car Repair
DRIVING & SAFETY
Drivers Education and School *** Driving Safety and Tips
Cruiser Motorcycles *** Motocross *** Motorcycle Rallies *** Motorcycle Reviews *** Scooters *** Sport Bikes *** Trikes
4 Wheelers *** GoKarts *** Motorhomes and Campers
SELLING A CAR
Car Appraisals *** Car Selling Tips *** Selling a Car Online
4x4s *** American Trucks *** Foreign Trucks *** Monster Trucks *** Truck Accessories *** Truck Repair
Why It Pays to Know Your Topics!
Stretching your Writing Ideas with Categories
One of the things I love most about the new topics is that they keep making me think of new lens ideas! How many new and creative lenses will be made because of topic inspiration, I wonder?
Getting to know your topics well, in particular your sub-subtopics, serves three main purposes:
1. You know where to put your lenses when you create them, meaning they are more likely to be found by other lensmasters and visitors - if they are browsing a topic and your lens is both enticing and on-topic, they will be more likely to read it.
2. You generate ideas! You might see a sub-subtopic about a hobby, or place, or object that you hadn't even thought about making a lens for, but that triggers something in your creative brain. Ping! A whole new lens, or even better, a whole new niche!
3. Getting to know your sub-subtopics by visiting them means you'll get to see which ones are empty or lacking in either amount of content, or quality/relevant content. You can sneak right in there and start making that sub-subtopic look fab, and when people go looking, it's your lenses they'll click on!
Computers & Electronics
SUBTOPICS: 9 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 76
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for reviews, information and help on PCs, Macs, music players, TVs, cameras and a plethora of other gadgets!
If you're writing about apps and the gadgets that go with them, then you might want to submit your lens to the Hot Apps Magazine powered by Dolphin. If your lens is in a relevant category you will be able to opt in or out in the lens workshop.
Apple Accessories *** iMac *** iPad *** iPod *** Mac tips and tricks *** Macbooks *** Other Mac Info
Batteries and Chargers *** Buying a camera *** Camera Cases and Bags *** Canon *** Digital Camera Reviews *** Fuji *** GE *** Kodak *** Memory Cards *** Nikon *** Panasonic *** Polaroid *** Sony *** Other Digital Cameras
Kindle *** Nook *** Sony Digital Reader *** Other EReader Topics
Digital Photo Frames *** GPS *** Tablets *** Unique Gadgets *** Other Gadgets
Audio Equipment *** CD-Cassette Players *** Home Theater Systems *** Record Players *** Stereo Systems *** Vintage Radios *** Other Home Audio
Buying a new PC *** Computer Hardware *** Computer Software *** Desktop Computers *** Laptop Computers *** Networking *** Operating Systems *** PC Troubleshooting *** Printers and Scanners *** Wireless keyboards *** Wireless mouse *** Other PC Topics
Android *** Blackberry *** Buying a Smartphone *** iPhone *** Palm *** Symbian OS *** Windows Mobile *** Other Smartphones
Buying a TV *** Haier *** HDTV TVs *** LCD TVs *** LG *** Magnavox *** Mitsubishi *** Panasonic *** Plasma TVs *** Samsung *** Sony BRAVIA *** Vintage Televisions *** VIZIO *** Other TV Topics
Digital Camcorders *** Flip Video *** High-Definition Cameras *** Video Camera Accessories *** Other Video Cameras
Topics Brainstorm: 1-5
10 Great Ideas for Lenses!
1. ART & DESIGN
* Showcase your own art or an artist you know!
* Made something from scratch? Photograph the stages and make a craft tutorial
2. BOOKS, POETRY & WRITING
* Love a certain author? Recommend similar books that other fans might like!
* Been successful in an area of writing? Share your tips!
3. BUSINESS & WORK
* Work from home or run a business? Share your tips, successes, weaknesses, or ideas!
* Think your city is the greatest? Write about it in the Real Estate subtopic!
* Love a certain make of car? Tell us why!
* Learning to drive? Share your trials and tribulations or recommend the most helpful books you found!
5. COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS
* Know your way around a MacBook? Create a series of helpful guides for Mac newbies!
* Pit your favourite camera, printer or home audio brand against another popular make in a Monkeybrain debate!
Culture & Society
SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 202
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for a wide range of facts, philosophies and fantasy - will it be history, social issues, politics, philosophy, religion, legends, languages or the paranormal that floats your boat?
There's always lots to debate about our society, so why not stage an online debate using the Hey, Monkeybrain! Co-Brand?
ATHEISM & AGNOSTICISM
Atheism and Morality *** History of Atheism and Skepticism *** Practical Atheism *** Theoretical Atheism
4-H *** Boy Scouts *** Clubs *** Community Organizations *** Community Projects *** Girl Scouts *** Neighborhood Crime Watch *** Neighborhood Newsletters *** Rotary Clubs *** Senior Citizen Activities *** Social Groups *** Starting a Club *** Youth Activities
Goth Accessories *** Goth Art and Photography *** Goth Books *** Goth Clothing *** Goth Crafts *** Goth Décor *** Goth History *** Goth Makeup and Hair *** Goth Movies *** Goth Music *** Other Goth Topics
Age of Discovery *** Age of Enlightenment *** Age of Revolution *** Ancient Era *** Antiquity *** Atomic Age *** Cold War *** Dark Ages *** Digital Revolution *** Early America *** Edwardian Era *** Elizabethan Era *** End of the Century *** Explorers *** Famous Inventors *** Georgian Era *** Hellenic Period *** Hippie Movement *** Historians *** Imagination Age *** Industrial Revolution *** Information Age *** Jacobean Era *** Local History *** Military History *** Modern History *** Mycenaean Greece *** Napoleonic Era *** Post Medieval *** Postwar America *** Pre-Columbian Era *** Prehistoric Era *** Revolutionary America *** Space Age *** The Colonial Period *** The New Millennium *** The Renaissance *** The Vietnam Era *** The Young Republic *** Tudor Period *** US History *** Victorian Era *** Women's Movement *** World History *** Other History
Accents *** Cultural Body Language *** Dialects *** Language Translation *** Learn Foreign Languages *** Learn Language Online *** Meaning of Words *** Slang *** Teach a Language
LEGENDS & FOLKLORE
American Folklore *** Ancient Egypt Legends *** Fables *** Fairy Folklore *** Folklore *** Greek Mythology *** Legends *** Myths *** Numerology *** Tarot Cards *** Urban Legends
Air Force *** Army *** Battles *** Civil Wars *** Coast Guard *** History of War *** Marine Corps *** Military History *** Navy *** Veterans *** War Propaganda *** Weapons *** World Wars *** Other Military Topics
Astrology and Zodiac Signs *** Ghosts and Ghost Hunting *** Haunted Houses *** Hauntings *** Paranormal Experiences *** Psychic Readings *** Psychics *** UFOs *** Unexplained Phenomenons
Applied Philosophy *** Contemporary Philosophy *** Eastern philosophy *** Medieval Philosophy *** Modern Philosophy *** Philosophers *** Renaissance Philosophy *** Western Philosophy
Political Leaders *** US Politics *** Political Issues *** World Politics *** Voting and Elections *** Laws and Requirements *** Other Politics
Angels and Demons *** Bahaism *** Bible Study *** Buddhism *** Christianity *** Confucianism *** Exploring Religious Options *** Hinduism *** Islam *** Jainism *** Judaism *** New Age *** Religious Activities *** Religious Education *** Religious Ethics *** Religious Practices *** Religious Services *** Scientology *** Shintoism *** Sikhism *** Unitarian-Universalism *** Wiccan/Pagan/Druid *** Other Types of Religion
Abortion *** Activism *** Civil Rights *** Consumer Advocacy and Information *** Discrimination *** Drinking and Smoking *** Education Reform *** Euthanasia *** Feminism *** Firearms *** Gay Marriage *** Healthcare Reform *** Homelessness *** Human Rights *** Immigration *** Patriotism *** Pollution *** Poverty *** Tax Reform *** Term Limits *** Unemployment *** Other Social Issues
Discover Spirituality *** Spiritual Awareness *** Spiritual Centers *** Spiritual Healing *** Spiritual Life *** Spiritual Meaning *** Spiritual Practices *** Spiritual Retreats *** Other Spirituality
Cosplay *** Emo *** Geek *** Grunge *** Hippie *** Mod *** Steampunk *** Trekkie *** Other Subcultures
THE DECADES & NOSTALGIA
1920s Nostalgia *** 1930s Nostalgia *** 1940s Nostalgia *** The 50's! *** The 60's *** The 70's *** The 80's! *** The 90's
Favourite Squidoo Topic?
Which Squidoo Top Level Topic will you use the most?
SUBTOPICS: 11 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 93
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for school and college education, plus everything you need to know about homeschooling, as well as educational lenses on science, nature, maths, geography and more.
ART & HUMANITIES
Applied Arts *** Art History *** Classics *** English and Writing *** International Studies *** Linguistic Studies *** Performing Arts *** Philosophy and Ethics *** Theology *** Visual Arts *** Women's Studies
COLLEGE & UNIVERSITIES
College Dorms *** College Financial Aid and Loans *** College Life *** Freshman Year *** Graduate School *** Greek System *** Internships *** Law School *** Medical School *** Online Colleges
College Professors *** Elementary School Teachers *** Middle and High School Teachers
Homeschool Curriculum *** Homeschool Lesson Plans *** Homeschool Resources *** Homeschool Teaching *** Unschooling *** Other Homeschooling Topics
American Sign Language *** Arabic *** Chinese *** English as a second language *** French *** German *** Hindi *** Italian *** Japanese *** Language Tutors *** Portuguese *** Russian *** Spanish *** Other Languages
Algebra *** Applied Mathematics *** Fractals *** Fun with Math *** Geometry *** Help with Math *** Math Learning Strategies *** Math Teachers *** Pre-Calculus and Calculus *** School Math Projects *** Statistics *** Teaching Math *** Trigonometry *** Other Math Topics
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL
Middle and High School Books *** Middle and High School Classes *** Middle and High School Schools
PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
How To Choose A School *** Preschool and Elementary School Books *** Preschool and Elementary School Classes *** Preschool and Elementary Schools
College Scholarships *** Graduate School Scholarships *** High School Scholarships *** Other Scholarships
Astronomy and Space *** Biology *** Chemistry *** Fun with Science *** Life Sciences *** Medical and Health Sciences *** Nature *** Physics *** Psychology *** Science Fairs *** Science Projects *** Science Teachers *** Sociology *** Other Science Topics
Anthropology *** Economics *** Education and Degrees *** Geography *** History *** Law *** Linguistics *** Methodology and Theory *** Political science *** Psychology and Sociology
Least Favourite Squidoo Topic?
Which Squidoo Top Level Topic will you use the least?
Entertainment & Media
SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 97
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for celebrity gossip, famous faces, all the best movies and TV shows, as well as the cream of the crop in radio, comedy and the performing arts.
If your favourite celeb doesn't have an entry in SquidWho yet, then add one quick!
ANIME & MANGA
Anime *** Manga
Celebrity Birthdays *** Celebrity Deaths *** Daytime TV Stars *** Film Stars *** Media Stars *** Music Stars *** Public Figures *** Reality TV Stars *** Rock Stars *** Sports Stars *** Television Stars *** Other Celebrities
Ballet *** Ballroom *** Belly Dancing *** Dance Instruction *** HipHop *** Irish Dance *** Modern Dance *** Swing *** Tap *** Other Dance Topics
Comic Strips *** Funny Words & Sayings *** Gag Gifts *** Humorists *** Jokes *** Pranks *** Satire *** Other Humor Topics
Action and Adventure Movies *** Blockbuster Movies *** Comedy *** Documentary *** Drama *** Family Movies *** Fantasy Movies *** Horror *** Movies *** Independent Films *** Kids Movies *** Musicals *** Mysteries *** Romance *** Science Fiction *** Thrillers *** War Movies *** Westerns *** Other Movies
History of Performing Arts *** Juggling *** Magic *** Stand-up Comedy *** Street Performing *** Other Performing Arts
DJs *** History of Radio *** Internet Radio *** Radio Stations *** Radio Technology *** Satellite Radio *** The Future of Radio *** Other Radio Topics
Broadway *** Childrens Theater *** Dinner Theater *** Dramaturgy *** Musical Theatre *** Opera *** Plays *** Playwriting *** Puppetry *** Scripts *** Stage Productions *** Stagecraft *** Theater Costumes *** Other Theater Topics
Actors *** Cable TV *** Cartoons *** Drama *** Game Shows *** HBO *** Hulu *** Kids' TV Shows *** News Networks *** Public Television *** Reality TV *** Sitcoms & Comedies *** Television Commercials *** TV Screenwriters *** Watch TV Online *** Other TV Topics
WEB SERIES & SHOWS
Daily Videoblogs *** Web Sitcoms *** Other Web Series
Why Squidoo Topics are Good for You!
Reasons & Rewards for Writing On-Topic
1. Your lens is more likely to be found if it is in the right topic and subtopic
2. New lenses now appear in the "Most Recent" section of the topic page. So no more waiting and hoping that someone will notice you!
3. Each Subtopic is being assigned a permanent community SquidAngel (more on that further down the page). They will be blessing worthy lenses throughout the week, both in the most popular and the most recent sections, so you are now more likely to be spotted for a blessing
4. You are also more likely to be noticed for a Purple Star! The official SquidBlog announced that community organizers will be "looking at all of our new Squidoo topic neighborhoods for top performers as well as brand new fresh lenses on interesting and even rare topics," when on the hunt for purple star contenders!
Take advantage of the Topic newness! People are curious and exploring right now. Being visible in the right places will mean getting spotted. This is giving quality lensmasters both old and new the chance to be seen and succeed on Squidoo more quickly than ever before, which is motivating and great news!
For example, January 2011 SquidAngels were asked to fly around all the new neighborhoods, looking for both established and new lenses that were worthy of blessings in each topic. I was one such angel...
Fashion & Beauty
SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 136
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for all the latest fashion trends, accessorizing tips, beauty and makeup tricks, and fabulous haircare.
If you blog about fashion, you can present stylish fashion ideas for plus-size women at The Fatgirl's Closet SquidClub.
BAGS & PURSES
Backpacks *** Clutches *** Hobo Bags *** ManBags *** Messenger Bags *** Shoulder Bags *** Totes *** Vintage Purses *** Wallets
BATH & SHOWER
Bath and Shower Scrubs *** Bath and Shower Accessories *** Homemade Soaps *** Bath Soaps *** Bath Salts and Oils *** Bubble Bath and Shower Gels
HAIR CARE & STYLE
Braiding *** Curly Hair Care *** Elderly Hair Care *** Fine Hair Care *** Hair Color and Highlights *** Hair Color At Home *** Hair Extensions *** Hair Perming *** Hair Salons *** Hair Straightening *** Kids Hair Styles *** Long Hair Care *** Long Hair Styles *** Men's Hair Products *** Men's Hair Styles *** Short Hair Styles *** Special Occasion Hairstyles *** Straight Hair Care *** Summer Hair Styles *** Thick Hair Care *** Thinning Hair Care *** Wavy Hair Care *** Wigs and Hairpieces *** Winter Hair Styles *** Other Hair Care *** Other Hair Styles
Beaded Jewelry *** Bracelets *** Chains *** Charms and Pendants *** Cufflinks *** Diamond Jewelry *** Earrings *** Fashion Jewelry *** Gemstone Jewelry *** Gold Jewelry *** Jewelry Storage *** Necklaces *** Pearl Jewelry *** Pins *** Platinum Jewelry *** Religious Jewelry *** Rings *** Silver Jewelry *** Titanium Jewelry *** Watches *** Other Jewelry
MAKEUP & COSMETICS
Anti-aging *** Beauty Basics *** Blush *** Eye Shadow and Liner *** Face Foundation *** Face Wash and Creams *** Lipstick and Lip Gloss *** Makeup Application Tips *** Makeup Bags *** Makeup Brushes *** Mascara *** Nail Polish
Big and Tall Clothes *** Fashion Trends for Men *** Men's Accessories *** Men's Activewear *** Men's Outerwear *** Men's Pants and Jeans *** Men's Shoes *** Men's Sleepwear *** Men's Socks *** Men's Swimwear *** Men's Tshirts *** Men's Underwear *** Shirts and Sweaters *** Special Occasion Clothing *** Suits and Ties
PERFUME & FRAGRANCES
Body Sprays *** Celebrity Fragrances *** Cologne *** Essential Oils *** Handmade Perfumes
1920s Fashions *** 1930s Fashions *** 1940s Fashions *** 1950s Fashions *** 1960s Fashions *** 1970s Fashions *** 1980s Fashions *** 1990's Fashions
Body Treatments *** Facials *** Manicure and Pedicure *** Massage *** Other Treatments
TATTOOS, BODY ART & PIERCINGS
Body Art and Scarring *** Body Painting *** Piercings *** Tattoos
Unisex Accessories *** Unisex Fashion Trends *** Unisex Hats *** Unisex Outerwear *** Unisex Shoes *** Unisex Sleepwear *** Unisex T-shirts *** Other Unisex Fashion
Bikinis and Bathing Suits *** Cute Maternity Clothes *** Dresses and Skirts *** Fashion Trends for Women *** Plus Sized Clothes *** Shirts and Sweaters *** Socks and Hosiery *** Special Occasion Clothing *** Women's Accessories *** Women's Activewear *** Women's Intimate Apparel *** Women's Outerwear *** Women's Pants and Jeans *** Women's Shoes *** Women's Sleepwear *** Women's Tshirts *** Other Women's Fashion
I have an idea for a great Subtopic that's not listed! What do I do?
Food & Cooking
SUBTOPICS: 19 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 158
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for the best recipes, the yummiest desserts, the most amazing cakes, and the greatest food debates, as well as to find the most fabulous bakeware and kitchenware!
Don't just write a recipe or two, get creative with cute lunchboxes for the Kawaii Bento Club, or bake beautiful cupcakes and showcase them at The Cupcake Club. If you like writing about veggies, you can opt your lenses in to the GoodVeg Magazine. If your lens is in a relevant veggie category then you can opt in or out in the lens workshop.
ALL THINGS BACON!
*** No Sub-Subtopics ***
Aluminum Bakeware *** Brushed Steel Bakeware *** Cake and Cupcake Tins *** Cast Iron Bakeware *** Ceramic Bakeware *** Copper Bakeware *** Non-Stick Bakeware *** Specialty Bakeware
Barbeque Grills *** Barbeque Recipes *** Barbeque Sauce *** Barbeque Smokers
BEER & WINE
Ales *** Beer Pints and Glasses *** Dessert Wines *** History of Beer *** Homebrew Beer *** Homemade Wine *** Lagers *** Light Beer *** Microbrew Beer *** Nonalcoholic Beer *** Pilsners *** Red Wines *** Rose Wines *** Stouts *** Vineyards *** White Wines *** Wine Glasses and Accessories *** Wine History *** Wines Under $15
Cold Beverages *** Hot Beverages *** Juice *** Smoothies *** Soda Pop *** Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages
Executive Chefs *** Gourmet Chefs *** International Chefs *** TV Chefs
COFFEE & TEA
Coffee Mugs and Accessories *** Coffee, Espresso and Cappuccino Machines *** Dunkin Donuts Coffee *** Independent Coffee Shops *** Independent Tea Shops *** Kinds of Tea *** Peets Coffee *** Roast Your Own Coffee *** Starbucks Coffee *** Tea Accessories *** Tea Pots *** Tea Recipes *** Other Coffee Brands
American Cookbooks *** Baking and Dessert Cookbooks *** BBQ and Grilling Cookbooks *** Drinks and Beverage Cookbooks *** Holiday Cookbooks *** International Cookbooks *** Kids' Cookbooks *** Organic Cookbooks *** TV Cooks and Celebrity Chefs *** Vegetarian Cookbooks
Beans *** Condiments *** Eggs *** Fish & Seafood *** Fruits *** Grains *** Herbs & Spices *** Meat *** Nuts *** Poultry *** Vegetables
Cakes *** Candies *** Chocolates *** Cookies and Brownies *** Cupcakes *** Frozen Desserts *** Fruit Desserts *** Ice Cream Desserts *** Pies and Tarts *** Other Dessert Recipes
*** No Sub-Subtopics ***
GLUTEN FREE RECIPES
Gluten Free Breakfasts *** Gluten Free Desserts *** Gluten Free Dinners *** Gluten Free Drinks *** Gluten Free Snacks
KITCHEN APPLIANCES & GADGETS
Bar Accessories *** Blenders *** Bread Makers *** Can and Jar Openers *** Cooking Utensils *** Food Processors *** Graters, Peelers and Slicers *** Hand Held Kitchen Gadgets *** Ice Cream Makers *** Kitchen Scales *** Kitchen Timers *** Mixers *** Ovens and Toasters *** Specialized Kitchen Tools
Benefits of Organic Food *** Organic Baby Food *** Organic Food Recipes *** Organic Food Stores
Bento Boxes *** Brown Bag Lunches *** Lunch Boxes *** School Lunches
15 Minute Dinners *** Appetizers *** Bread Recipes *** Breakfast Recipes *** Cakes *** Finger Foods *** Lunch Recipes *** Main Dish and Entrée Recipes *** Salad Recipes *** Side Dish Recipes *** Snack Recipes *** Soups and Stew Recipes *** Other Recipes
African Food *** Asian Food *** British Foods *** Canadian Food *** Chinese Food *** European Food *** French Food *** Indian Food *** Irish Food *** Italian Food *** Japanese Food *** Kosher Food *** Latin American Food *** Mexican Food *** Middle Eastern Food *** Spanish Food *** Thai Food
American Restaurants *** Bakeries *** Bar and Grills *** Cafes *** Diners *** Fast Food *** International Restaurants *** Pubs *** Raw Bars *** Theme Restaurant
VEGETARIAN & VEGAN RECIPES
Vegetarian and Vegan Breakfast *** Vegetarian and Vegan Desserts *** Vegetarian and Vegan Dinners *** Vegetarian and Vegan Drinks *** Vegetarian and Vegan Lifestyle *** Vegetarian and Vegan Lunches
Topics Brainstorm: 6-10
10 Great Ideas for Lenses!
6. CULTURE & SOCIETY
* Write about a moment or person in history that you love
* Spread the word about a community project in your area!
* If you homeschool or teach, share your lesson plans, learning styles and ideas with others
* Share your passion for astronomy, law or the natural world with others by introducing your topic and starting a whole new niche!
8. ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA
* Review your favourite movie, TV show, musical or radio show
* Share your tips on how to dance or crack funny jokes, and show people where to find all the best related info!
9. FASHION & BEAUTY
* Are people envious of your luscious locks? Share your haircare secrets!
* Know how to make your own perfume or get your other half to dress stylishly? Write a how-to guide of top tips!
10. FOOD & COOKING
* Share a family recipe or meal that comes from your region
* Love a certain food? Come up with 10, 20, 50 or even 100 yummy things to do with it!
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Welcome to the
This section was introduced to encompass the many product-based lenses that focused on items making great gifts, but possibly didn't fit into other categories. It's perfect for lenses that showcase a range of products that make great gifts for birthdays, special events, specific people or age groups and so on.
This topic was newly launched in 2012 to coincide with the creation of the Celebrate Magazine. This magazine changes seasonally, so If your lens is in one of the gift guide categories currently on topic, (eg Christmas in November/December, Valentines in February etc) then you will have the option to opt in or out of the magazine in the lens workshop.
1st Year Anniversary Gifts *** 10th Year Anniversary Gifts*** 25th Year Anniversary Gifts *** 50th Year Anniversary Gifts *** Anniversary Cards *** Anniversary Gifts for Her *** Anniversary Gifts for Him
BABY SHOWER GIFTS
Baby Boy Gifts *** Baby Gifts for Multiples *** Baby Girl Gifts *** Baby Shower Cards
Birthday Cards *** Birthday Gifts for Her *** Birthday Gifts for Him *** Birthday Gifts for Kids *** Birthday Gifts for Teens
Christmas Cards *** Christmas Gifts for Babies *** Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers *** Christmas Gifts for Boys *** Christmas Gifts for Chefs *** Christmas Gifts for Crafters *** Christmas Gifts for Dad *** Christmas Gifts for Everyone *** Christmas Gifts for Gardeners *** Christmas Gifts for Geeks *** Christmas Gifts for Girls *** Christmas Gifts for Her *** Christmas Gifts for Him *** Christmas Gifts for Home *** Christmas Gifts for Kids *** Christmas Gifts for Mom *** Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers *** Christmas Gifts for Pets *** Christmas Gifts for Sports Fans *** Christmas Gifts for Teens *** Christmas Gifts for Toddlers and Preschoolers *** Christmas Gifts on a Budget *** Toys and Games
Easter Cards *** Easter Gifts for Boys *** Easter Gifts for Everyone *** Easter Gifts for Girls
FATHER'S DAY GIFTS
Father's Day Cards *** Father's Day Gift Ideas *** Father's Day Gifts for Geeky Dads *** Father's Day Gifts for Sporty Dads
Graduation Cards *** Graduation Gifts for Her *** Graduation Gifts for Him
Hanukkah Gifts for Children *** Hanukkah Gifts for Everyone *** Hanukkah Gifts for Her *** Hanukkah Gifts for Him
Kwanzaa Gifts for Her *** Kwanzaa Gifts for Him *** Kwanzaa Gifts for Kids
MOTHER'S DAY GIFTS
Handmade Mother's Day Gifts *** Mother's Day Cards *** Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Retirement Cards *** Retirement Gifts for Her *** Retirement Gifts for Him
ST PATRICK'S DAY GIFTS
St. Patrick's Day Cards *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts for Everyone *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts for Her *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts for Him
VALENTINE'S DAY GIFTS
Handcrafted Valentine's Day Gifts *** Valentine Cards for Kids *** Valentine's Day Candles *** Valentine's Day Cards *** Valentine's Day Gifts *** Valentine's Day Gifts for Her *** Valentine's Day Gifts for Him
Bridesmaid Gifts *** Groomsmen Gifts *** Unique Wedding Gifts *** Wedding Cards *** Wedding Gifts for the Home
OTHER GIFT GUIDES
Bah Mitzvah Gifts*** Bat Mitzvah Gifts *** Budget Gifts *** Employee Gifts *** Housewarming Gifts *** New Job GIfts *** Teacher Gifts *** Thank You Gifts
Favourite Part of the Squidoo Gift Guide?
Which gifts do you like to write about the most?
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for healthy eating and exercise tips, medical and health issues, pregnancy health, mental health and ideas for green living.
Lenses about healthy eating could be showcased in the GoodVeg Magazine. If your lens is in a relevant veggie category then you can opt in or out in the lens workshop.
Death and Mourning *** Elder Care *** Living Longer *** Looking and Feeling Younger *** Retirement and Aging *** Retirement Communities *** Other Aging Topics
Acupuncture and Acupressure *** Alternative Remedies *** Aromatherapy *** Chiropractics *** Crystal Healing *** Herbalism *** Holistic Medicine *** Home Remedies *** Homeopathy *** Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy *** Meditation *** Reflexology *** Reiki
DIET & NUTRITION
Eating Disorders *** Food Diaries *** Healthy Eating *** Nutrition for Kids *** Vitamins and Supplements *** Weight Loss *** Other Diet & Nutrition
FAMILY & GENERAL HEALTH
Children's Health *** Dentistry *** Family Planning *** Newborn Health *** Personal Hygiene *** Seniors' Health *** Teen Health *** Other General Health Topics
Ecofriendly Shopping *** Green Buildings *** Green Design *** Green Living Blogs *** Green Living Tips *** Home Energy *** Hybrid Vehicles *** Recycling *** Renewable Resources *** Urban Agriculture *** Water Conservation *** Other Green Living Topics
GRIEF & LOSS
Grief Recovery *** Holiday Blues *** Loss from Suicide *** Loss of Family Members *** Loss of Health *** Loss of Pets
MEDICINE & HEALTH SCIENCE
Diseases, Disorders and Conditions *** Nursing *** Occupational and Industrial Medicine *** Pain Management *** Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation *** Preventative Medicine *** Psychology and Psychiatry
Male Reproductive and Urinary Health *** Prostate Cancer *** Stress Management for Men *** Testicular Cancer
Addiction *** Depression *** Mental Illness Treatments *** Personal Development *** Self-Help Groups *** Stress Management *** Other Mental Health
PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY
CPR *** Emergency Preparedness *** Environmental Health *** Medical Research *** Public Health
Exercise for Senior Citizens *** Gadgets *** Senior Citizen Discounts *** Vacations for Senior Citizens *** Walkers & Canes *** Other Topics for Senior Citizens
Breast Cancer *** Female Reproductive Health *** Menstruation *** Pregnancy and Childbirth *** Stress Management for Women *** Other Women's Health
Using Topics as a Motivator
Browse and Brainstorm!
Stuck for ideas? In need of a personal challenge to get motivated with your lensmaking?
Once upon a time, Get Cracking with Bonnie and Robin had participating lensmasters writing a different lens each day for a month, based on each different category (back with the old system of 32 topics).
Why not set yourself a personal challenge along these lines? Pick your favourite topic and write a lens for each sub-subtopic. Or pick five subtopics at random and think up lenses to write. Pick a topic you think you couldn't write for... then go think up something creative that you CAN write for it!
Hobbies, Games & Toys
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for every toy under the sun, collecting and collectibles, everything from party games to board games, and all those random hobbies people have.
If you're a parent or grandparent with young children, why not review their toys for other mums and dads using The Best Toys for Toddlers SquidClub?
Hang gliding *** Hot air ballooning *** Kites *** Model Rocket Engines *** Parachuting *** Private Pilot *** RC Planes
Baby Einstein *** Baby Toys for Boys *** Baby Toys for Girls *** Chicco *** FAO Schwarz *** Fisher-Price *** Hasbro *** Imaginarium *** Infantino *** LeapFrog *** Little Tikes *** Mega Bloks *** Melissa and Doug *** Playskool *** Sassy *** Wonderworld *** Other Baby Toys
Bicycles for Boys *** Bicycles for Girls *** Training Wheels
Building Blocks *** K'Nex *** Legos
Antique Collecting *** Coin Collecting *** Collecting Memorabilia *** Comic Book Collecting *** Diecast Collectibles *** Military and Historical *** Memorabilia *** Pin and Button Collecting *** Postcard Collecting *** Rock Collecting *** Sports Cards Collecting *** Stamp Collecting *** Other Collections
Chalk *** Coloring Books *** Crayons *** Markers
American Girl *** Baby Dolls *** Character Dolls *** Doll Accessories *** Dollhouses *** Vintage Dolls
Electronic Learning and Education Toys *** Geography and Globes *** Math Toys *** Musical Toys *** Scientific Toys
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Board Games *** Casino Games *** Checkers and Chess *** Educational Games *** Party Games *** Role Playing Games *** Table Games *** Trivia Games *** Other Games
Air Masses and Fronts *** Atmospheric Phenomenas *** Climate Change *** Clouds and Rain *** Doppler Weather Radar *** Hurricanes *** Rainbows and Halos *** Snow Storms and Blizzards *** Storm Chasers *** Thermometers *** Thunderstorms and Lightning *** Tornadoes *** Weather Forecasting *** Weather Instruments
MODEL BUILDING & DIORAMAS
Diorama Kits *** How to make a Diorama *** How to make a model *** Matchstick Modeling *** Model Building Kits *** Modeling Ships
G Scale Model Railroads *** HO Scale Model Railroads *** Lighting and Wiring *** Lionel Trains *** Model Railroad Layouts *** N Scale Model Railroads *** O Scale Model Railroads *** O/O27 Scale *** Power Supplies and DCC *** Roads, Pavements, Sidewalks *** Terrain Construction Materials *** Walthers *** Z Scale Model Railroads
Amateur Radio *** Beachcombing *** Metal Detecting *** Urban Exploration
Badminton *** Bocce and Lawn Bowling *** Croquet *** Miniature Golf *** Outdoor Games for Kids
Inflatable Bounce Houses *** Play Tents and Tunnels *** Pogo Sticks *** Ride On Toys *** Sandboxes *** Swing Sets *** Trampolines
Baking Ovens *** Cupcake Makers *** Play Food *** Play Kitchen Accessories *** Play Kitchens *** Other Food Makers
Pool Accessories *** Rafts and Floats *** Swimming Pools *** Water Toys and Boats
POPULAR THEMED TOYS
Arthur *** Baby Einstein *** Backyardigans *** Barbie *** Batman *** Blues Clues *** Cars *** Curious George *** Discovery Kids *** Disney *** Dora the Explorer *** Dr. Seuss *** FurReal Friends *** G.I. Joe *** Garfield *** Go Diego Go! *** Hannah Montana *** Hello Kitty *** iCarly *** Jonas Brothers *** Little Einsteins *** Little People *** Littlest Pet Shop *** Looney Tunes *** Madagascar *** Maisy *** Max and Ruby *** Mickey Mouse Clubhouse *** Miss Spider *** Muppets *** My Little Pony *** Ni Hao Kai-Lan *** Nickelodeon *** Olivia *** Peanuts *** Phineas and Ferb *** Pokémon *** Polly Pocket *** Power Rangers *** Scooby Doo *** Sesame Street *** Spider-Man *** Star Trek *** Star Wars *** Superman *** The Muppets *** The Simpsons *** The Smurfs *** The Wiggles *** Thomas and Friends *** Toy Story *** Transformers *** Twilight *** Veggie Tales *** Where The Wild Things Are *** Wonder Pets *** Wow Wow Wubbzy *** X-Men *** Yo Gabba Gabba *** Yu-Gi-Oh! *** Zhu Zhu Pets *** Other Kids Toys
PUZZLES & BRAIN TEASERS
Brain Teasers *** Crossword Puzzles *** Jigsaw Puzzles *** Logic Problems *** Mazes and Labyrinths *** Optical Illusions *** Rubik's Cube and Mechanical Puzzles *** Sudoku *** Word Search *** Other Puzzles
Electric RC Cars *** Nitro RC Cars *** RC Boats *** RC Helicopters *** RC Planes
Astronomy *** Rocks and Minerals *** Solar Energy Devices *** Space Technology *** The Occult
Beanie Baby Collections *** Build-A-Bear Reviews *** Plush Animals *** Webkinz Reviews
Is Your Head About to Explode with Ideas? - See, I told you this was fun...
Have you got lots of new lens ideas yet?
Holidays & Celebrations
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for party, gift and event ideas for everything from birthdays and Christmas, Easter and Halloween, to the many holidays and special days throughout the year. Find out all about their history and traditions too!
You're spoiled for style choice in this topic, too. Showcase your best Christmas gift ideas with the Holiday Gift Guide Co-Brand or throw a fabulous Christmas party with the Big Red Bow SquidClub. If your kids love their birthday parties, then share them with the world using the Kids Birthday Party Club.
Or, opt in to the seasonal magazines that showcase relevant lenses. If your lens is in a relevant category you will be able to opt in or out in the workshop. Current magazines are available for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Career Anniversary *** Retirement *** Wedding Anniversaries
APRIL FOOLS' DAY
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*** Baby Shower Games *** Baby Shower Gifts *** Baby Shower Invitations *** Baby Shower Themes *** Other Baby Shower Ideas
21st Birthday *** 30th Birthday *** 40th Birthday *** 50th Birthday *** 60th Birthday *** 70th Birthday *** 75th Birthday *** 80th Birthday *** 90th Birthday *** 100th Birthday *** Baby Birthday Gifts *** Baby's First Birthday *** Birthday Cake Ideas *** Birthday Invitations *** Famous Birthdays *** Kids Birthday Gifts *** Kids Birthday Party Ideas *** Mens Birthday Gifts *** QuinceaÃ±era *** Sweet Sixteen *** Teenager Birthday Gift Ideas *** Toddler Birthday Gifts * Womens Birthday GIfts
Christmas Cookies *** Christmas Crafts *** Christmas Decorations *** Christmas Food & Drink *** Christmas Gifts for Babies *** Christmas Gifts for Boys *** Christmas Gifts for Dad *** Christmas Gifts for Girls *** Christmas Gifts for Mom *** Christmas Movies & TV *** Christmas Music *** Christmas Parties *** Christmas Traditions *** Christmas Trees *** My Christmas Wishlist *** Santa Claus
Easter Celebration *** Easter Crafts *** Easter Decorations *** Easter Gifts *** Easter Parties *** Easter Recipes *** Easter Religious History
Crafts for Dad *** Gifts for A New Dad *** Gifts for Dad *** Tribute to Dad
4th OF JULY
4th of July Crafts *** 4th of July Decorations *** 4th of July Food *** 4th of July Parties
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Carving Pumpkins *** Halloween Costumes for Adults *** Halloween Costumes for Babies *** Halloween Costumes for Kids *** Halloween Costumes for Pets *** Halloween Crafts *** Halloween Decorations *** Halloween Music *** Halloween Parties *** Halloween Recipes *** Haunted Houses *** Make your own Halloween Costume *** Scary Movies *** Other Halloween Topics
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDES
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INTERNATIONAL HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS
Australia Day *** Bastille Day *** Boxing Day *** Canadian Thanksgiving *** Carnivals *** Chinese Lantern Festival *** Chinese New Year *** Cinco de Mayo *** Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) *** Oktoberfest *** Other International Holidays and Celebrations
Bar Mitvzah *** Bat Mitzvah *** Hannukah *** Hanukkah *** Jewish Holiday Crafts *** Passover *** Rosh Hashanah *** Sukkot *** Tu B'Shevat *** Yom Kippur *** Yom Kippur *** Other Jewish Holidays
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Crafts for Mom *** Gifts for A New Mom *** Gifts for Mom *** Tribute to Mom
My 2011 Resolutions *** My 2012 Resolutions *** New Year Accessories *** New Year Recipes *** New Year's Diet *** New Year's Parties *** New Year's Resolutions *** What to do on New Year's Eve *** What to wear on New Year's Eve
ST. PATRICK'S DAY
St. Patrick's Day Crafts *** St. Patrick's Day Drinks *** St. Patrick's Day Gifts *** St. Patrick's Day History *** St. Patrick's Day Parades *** St. Patrick's Day Parties *** St. Patrick's Day Recipes
4th of July *** BBQ Recipes *** Summer camps for kids *** Summer Drinks Recipes *** Summer Parties *** Summer Recipes *** Summer Vacation *** Things to do this summer
Thank You Tribute Page *** Thanksgiving Crafts *** Thanksgiving Decorations *** Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas *** Thanksgiving History *** Thanksgiving Pie Recipes *** Traditional Thanksgiving Food *** Ways To Say Thank You
Anti-Valentine's Day *** I Love You Tributes *** Valentine's Day Crafts *** Valentine's Day Date Ideas *** Valentine's Day Decorations *** Valentine's Day Movies *** Valentine's Day Recipes *** Valentine's Gifts for Her *** Valentine's Gifts for Him
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Wacky January Holidays *** Wacky February Holidays *** Wacky March Holidays *** Wacky April Holidays *** Wacky May Holidays *** Wacky June Holidays *** Wacky July Holidays *** Wacky August Holidays *** Wacky September Holidays *** Wacky October Holidays *** Wacky November Holidays *** Wacky December Holidays
Other Global Holidays *** Other US Holidays
Phew, just over halfway there. Have a breather, have a cup of tea! (and go on, have a biccie too. I won't tell)
Home & Garden
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for ideas and inspiration on decorating your home, making your garden look beautiful, growing your own fruit and veg, finding the best home décor or appliances, and even surviving the dreaded housework.
Got green fingers? Why not try writing a lens for The Food for Everyone Gardening Club?
BATHROOM DECOR & IDEAS
Bathroom Décor *** Bathroom Hardware *** Bathtubs *** Dream Bathroom *** Showers *** Sinks and Vanities *** Toilets *** Other Bathroom Topics
BEDROOM DECOR & IDEAS
Bedding and Pillows *** Fun Bedrooms for Kids *** Nursery *** Rustic Bedrooms *** Themed Bedrooms *** Other Bedroom DÃ©cor
Bushes and Shrubs *** Container Gardening *** Exotic Plants *** Flower Basics *** Garden Gates and Fences *** Garden Pests *** Gardening Tools *** Greenhouses *** Growing Plants *** House Plants *** Japanese Gardens *** Organic Gardening *** Perennials *** Plant Basics *** Rock Gardens *** Trees *** Vegetable Gardening *** Other Gardening
Air Conditioners *** Air Purifiers *** Ceiling Fans *** Dishwashers *** Microwave Ovens *** Refrigerators *** Washer and Dryers *** Wood-Burning Stoves *** Other Home Appliances
Art and Home Accessories *** Candles and Candle Holders *** Decorating Colors and Patterns *** Floors and Ceilings *** Home Design *** Pillows and Throws *** Rugs *** Windows, Doors and Walls *** Other Home DÃ©cor
Beds and Bedroom Sets *** Children's Furniture *** Craftsman Furniture *** Cupboards and Cabinets *** Dining Room Furniture *** Garden Furniture *** Handmade Wood Furniture *** Home Theatre *** Living Room Furniture *** Modern Furniture *** Tables and Chairs *** Other Furniture Styles *** Other Home Décor *** Other Types of Furniture
Electric Repair *** General Home Repair *** Home Maintenance *** Interior Home Repair *** Plumbing *** Roofing *** Other Home Improvement
Cleaning Appliances *** Cleaning Electronic Devices and Gadgets *** Furniture Care *** Green Cleaning *** Home Organizing *** Homemaking *** House Cleaning *** Housekeeper Reviews *** Organizing and Decluttering *** Vacuum Cleaners
Cookware *** Cutlery *** Dishes & Dinnerware *** Dream Kitchens *** Fun Kitchen Accessories *** Glassware *** Kitchen Apparel *** Kitchen Appliances *** Kitchen Color Ideas *** Kitchen Countertops *** Kitchen Décor *** Kitchen Faucets and Sink
Decks and Patios *** Landscape Planning *** Landscaping Basics *** Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis *** Walks and Pathways *** Other Landscaping
PAINTING YOUR HOME
Exterior Paint and Tips *** Interior Paint and Tips *** Paint Brushes and Tools *** Paint Color Ideas *** Other Home Painting Tips
Bathroom Remodeling *** Exterior Remodeling *** Hiring A Contractor *** Interior Remodeling *** Kitchen Remodeling *** Remodeling Tools and Equipment *** Other Remodeling
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for help and advice on blogging, e-commerce, SEO, domains and web design/programming, as well as debates and tips about using Facebook, print on demand companies, Amazon and more.
Blogging Tips *** Entrepreneur Blogs *** Startup Blogs *** Technology Blogs *** Tumblr *** Typepad *** VideoBlogs *** Wordpress *** Other Blogging Info *** Other Blogs
Chrome *** Firefox *** Internet Explorer *** Opera *** Safari *** Other Browsers
Domain registrars *** How to buy a domain name *** Other Domain Name Topics
Amazon Sellers and Tips *** CafePress Tips *** Ebay Sellers and Tips *** Etsy Sellers and Tips *** Tips for Selling Online *** Zazzle Sellers and Tips *** Other Ecommerce Sites
Email applications *** Email marketing *** Email newsletters *** Facebook Fmail *** Gmail tips and tricks *** Other Email Topics
Facebook Applications *** Facebook Fan Pages *** Facebook Gossip *** Facebook Promotions *** Facebook Tips
INTERNET SAFETY & SECURITY
Adware *** Firewalls *** Internet Safety for Kids *** Internet Security *** Malware *** Preventing Viruses *** Spyware *** Trojans *** Other Safety and Security Tips
SEO Best Practices *** SEO resources and blogs
Best Of Twitter *** Twitter Applications *** Twitter Tips *** Other Twitter Info
Web Conferences *** Web Startups *** Other Web 2.0 Topics
Web Design Best Practices *** Web Fonts *** Website Development Tools
Funny Websites *** Seasonal Websites *** Web Series *** Other Web Entertainment
Topics Brainstorm: 11-15
10 Great Ideas for Lenses!
11. HEALTHY LIVING
* Share an ingenious way you get your kids to eat their vegetables or how you cope when they're ill
* Passionate about living green? Motivate other people to do it too, with easy ideas or money-saving tips!
12. HOBBIES, GAMES OR TOYS
* Write about what you love! If you're obsessive about a certain hobby, carve out your own niche with a whole series of lenses
* If you've found toys or games that your kids love and you think are the best thing since sliced bread, then tell everyone else about them in a review!
13. HOLIDAYS & CELEBRATIONS
* Thrown a great party recently, maybe for Halloween, Christmas or a birthday? Write a themed guide with tips, supplies, games, décor and more!
* Do you celebrate an unusual festival or not-so-well-known holiday? Tell others about it by sharing the history, traditions and activities surrounding it
14. HOME & GARDEN
* If you grow your own veg and have come up with thrifty ways to create a sustainable garden or beat the veg-munching bugs, create a guide to help and inspire others
* Redecorated or have a design style you love? Put together a how-to guide about implementing it in the home
* Learned to build your own website? Review the software or domain platform that you used and share your how-to tips
* Are you a keen blogger? Have you had any blog success? Teach others how to do it well, and how to get more traffic!
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for information about musicians, musical instruments and how to play them, all the different music genres and the music industry itself.
If you want to showcase your favourite band you could build them a profile on the SquidWho Co-Brand.
BROADWAY & MUSICALS
Broadway and Musicals Reviews *** Broadway and Musicals Tickets *** Showtunes
Bass *** Brass *** Drums *** Guitar *** Keyboard *** Marching Band *** Percussion *** Piano *** String *** Woodwind *** Other Instruments
MUSIC GEAR & ACCESSORIES
Amps *** Cases *** Pedals *** Picks *** Stands *** Straps
50's Music *** 60's Music *** 70's Music *** 80's Music *** Alternative *** Big Band *** Blues *** Celtic Music *** Christian and Gospel *** Classical *** Country and Western *** Dance *** Folk *** Hard Rock *** Heavy Metal *** Hip-Hop *** International Music *** Irish *** Jazz *** Kids Music *** Opera *** Pop *** Punk *** R and B *** Rap ** Reggae *** Rock and Roll *** Other Music
Artists *** Composers *** iTunes *** Music Producers *** Music Publishers and Labels
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Compilations *** Movie Soundtracks
Collecting Records *** Record players *** Storing Vinyl *** Vinyl Records For Sale *** Vinyl Vs. Digital
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for inspirational and motivating lenses about worthwhile causes, fundraising ideas, volunteering tips and how to help charities (or how Squidoo can help you with yours).
One way to get people talking about a non-profit cause is by using the Hey, Monkeybrain! Co-Brand to stage an online debate.
Animal Welfare Charities *** Cancer Charities *** Charities that Feed Hungry *** Children's Charities *** Community Charities *** Disaster Relief *** Faith-Based Charities *** Food Distribution *** Green Charities *** Homeless Charities *** International Charity *** Literacy Charities *** Military Charities *** Philanthropic Organizations *** Veteran Organizations *** Other Charitable Organizations
Donate Clothes *** Donate Time *** Donate to Charity *** Donation Letters *** Help Charities *** International Aid *** Other Donations Topics
Bachelor Auctions *** Bake Sales *** Charity Auctions *** Charity Tournaments *** Fundraising Activities *** Fundraising Ideas *** Fundraising Ideas for Kids *** Fundraising Letters *** Host a Fundraiser *** Organize a Charity Benefit *** Walkathons *** Other Fundraising Topics
Government Grants *** Grant Letters *** Grants Programs *** Lists of Grants *** Types of Foundation Grants *** Write Grant Proposals
SQUIDOO FOR NONPROFITS
Engage your donors and volunteers *** Squidoo-Supported Nonprofits *** Squidoo Tips for Nonprofits
Animal Rescue Volunteers *** Habitat For Humanity Volunteers *** International Volunteer Work *** School PTA Organizations *** Search and Rescue *** US Volunteer Work *** Other Volunteering Topics
Some of the "rarer" Squidoo Sub-Subtopics are (gasp) empty! Or near-empty. Or only half-full.
What are you going to do about that? You're going to be a pioneer, that's what! Get in there, grab that sub-subtopic and give it life. You might even get a purple star for your trouble!
Yes, that's right. Looking for pioneering lenses in rare topics is just one of the ways that Squidoo will be handing out Purple Stars. But only if you make a really, really good lens. Just think of it as a great way to get noticed more easily!
Here are a few Sub-Subtopics currently feeling lonely and unloved... (I'll be adding more shortly)
Parenting & Kids
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for everything about kids! Find tips, advice, activities, clothes, food and a whole lot more for babies, toddlers and children, as well as general parenting tips and essential reading for moms and dads.
Adopting A Baby *** Babies with Special Needs *** Baby Activities *** Baby Basics *** Baby Boys *** Baby Food *** Baby Girls *** Baby Photos *** Baby Sign Language *** Breastfeeding *** Bringing A Baby Home From The Hospital *** Choosing a Baby Name *** Cribs and Bassinets *** Crying Babies *** Immunizations *** Other Baby Topics
Baby Bathing Suits *** Baby Bibs *** Baby Booties *** Baby Boy Clothes *** Baby Formalwear *** Baby Girl Clothes *** Baby Hats *** Baby Onesies *** Baby Sleepwear *** Baby Snow Gear *** Handmade Baby Clothes *** Other Baby Accessories *** Other Baby Clothes
BABY SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES
Baby Bathtubs *** Baby Blankets *** Baby Carriers *** Baby Gift Baskets *** Baby Monitors *** Baby Products *** Baby Strollers *** Baby Walkers *** Changing Tables *** Crib Mattresses *** Cribs and Bassinets *** Diaper Bags *** Diaper Pails *** Diapers *** High Chairs *** Organic Baby Products *** Pack and Plays *** Other Baby Supplies
Affording Childcare *** Babysitters *** Childcare Support Groups *** Daycare Providers *** Nannies *** Other Childcare Topics
CHILD LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
Child Development Basics *** Childhood Development *** Children with Special Needs *** Dealing with Bullying *** Early Language Development *** Help Your Child with School *** Homework *** Moral Development *** Physical Development in Children *** Social Development *** Teach Children *** Other Child Development Topics
Adopting a Child *** Children and Animals *** Children and Computers *** Children's Friends *** Fostercare for Children *** Kids and Money *** Kid's Chores *** Parenting Children Basics *** Road Trips with Kids *** Setting Boundaries and Rules *** Talk with Your Kids *** TV Watching
Dad Bloggers *** Dad Websites *** Dads of Multiples *** New Dads *** Single Dads *** Stay at Home Dads *** Teenage Dads *** Tribute To My Dad *** Working Dads
Deciding When To Have A Kid *** Empty Nest Syndrome *** Family Planning Finance *** How to Choose A School *** Other Parenting Topics *** Parenting Techniques *** Romance For New Parents *** Tips For New Parents *** Work Life Balance For Parents
Grandfathers *** Grandmothers *** Other Grandparent Topics
Boy's Clothes *** Girl's Clothes *** Handmade Kids Clothes *** Kid's Accessories *** Kid's Fashion Trends *** Kid's Shoes *** School Uniforms *** Other Kid's Clothes
Mom Bloggers *** Mom Websites *** Moms of Multiples *** New Moms *** Offline Mom Groups *** Single Moms *** Stay at Home Moms *** Teenage Moms *** Tribute To My Mom *** Working Moms
Conceiving A Baby *** Fertility Concerns *** Healthy Pregnancy *** Hospitals and Obgyns *** Labor and Delivery *** My Pregnancy Story *** Postnatal Concerns *** Pregnancy and Multiples *** Pregnancy and Nutrition *** Pregnancy Basics *** Pregnancy Complications *** Pregnancy Emotions *** Prenatal Care *** Prepare for a Baby *** Other Pregnancy Topics
Brothers *** Introducing Kids To A New Baby *** Only Children *** Sibling Rivalry *** Sisters *** Step Siblings
TODDLER CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES
Toddler Bathing Suits *** Toddler Boy Clothes *** Toddler Formalwear *** Toddler Girl Clothes *** Toddler Shoes *** Toddler Sleepwear *** Toddler Snow Gear *** Other Toddler Accessories *** Other Toddler Clothes
Activities for Toddlers *** Discipline Toddlers *** Potty Training *** Toddler Beds *** Toddler Behavior *** Toddler Development *** Toddler Foods *** Toddler Games *** Toddler Nutrition *** Toddler Safety *** Toddlers and Sleeping *** Travel with a Toddler *** Other Toddler Topics
Are you still awake? - Hang on in there...
Have your eyes gone googley with all these sub-sub-sub-sub-subtopics yet? (mine did)
Pets & Animals
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for all your pet needs, be you a dog or cat person, a bird lover or a champion of rodents. All the wild ones are here too, from garden birds to wild wild wolves.
If you're writing about pets (anything from a pet tribute to a review of the best catnip) then you have to try out the SquidPaws Co-Brand!. More specifically, if you love horses and want to write about horse breeds or horse toys or even horse costumes, then make sure you pop a lens or two into The Horse Review SquidClub!
Animal Law *** Animal Rights Activism *** Anti-hunting *** Cruelty to animals *** Working Animals
Bird Cages *** Bird Food *** Bird Rescue *** Bird Supplies *** Bird Toys *** Bird Training *** Eagles *** Parrots *** Wild Birds *** Other Bird Info
Cat Adoption *** Cat Breeders *** Cat Breeds *** Cat Food and Treats *** Cat Gifts *** Cat Grooming and Bathing *** Cat Health *** Cat Medicines and Treatments *** Cat Rescue Shelters *** Cat Supplies and Accessories *** Cat Training and Behavior *** Other Cat Info
Dog Accessories *** Dog Adoption *** Dog Breeders *** Dog Care *** Dog Food, Vitamins and Supplements *** Dog Gifts *** Dog Grooming and Bathing *** Dog Health *** Dog Parks *** Dog Rescue Shelters *** Dog Shows *** Dog Toys *** Dog Training *** Dog Treats *** Dog Vacations *** Large Dog Breeds *** Puppy Training *** Small Dog Breeds *** Things to do with your dog *** Other Dog Info
Fish Food *** Fish Ponds *** Fish Tanks and Aquariums *** Fresh Water Fish *** Salt Water Fish
Choosing a horse *** Equestrian Schools *** Horse and Equine Care *** Horse Breeds *** Horse Health *** Horse Supplies and Accessories *** Horseback Rides *** Ponies and Miniatures *** Racing Horses *** Riding Horses *** Thoroughbred Horses *** Other Horse Info
Ants *** Bees and Wasps *** Beetles *** Bugs *** Butterflies and Moths *** Cockroaches *** Dragonflies *** Flies *** Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets *** Non-Poisonous Spiders *** Poisonous Spiders *** Other Insects
Bigfoot *** Dragons *** Faeries *** Gargoyles *** Loch Ness Monster *** Mermaids *** Sasquatch *** Trolls *** Unicorns *** Vampires *** Werewolves *** Zombies *** Other Legendary Creatures
LIVESTOCK & FARM ANIMALS
Alpacas *** Bulls *** Chickens, Poultry and Fowl *** Cows *** Donkeys *** Goats *** Llamas *** Pigs *** Sheep *** Water Buffalo *** Other Farm Animals
Crabs *** Cuttlefish *** Dolphins *** Eels *** Giant Squids *** Jellyfish *** Octopus *** Octopuses and Squids *** Seals *** Sharks *** Shrimp *** Whales *** Other Marine Life
Kangaroos *** Koalas *** Possums *** Tasmanian Devils *** Wallabies *** Wombats
Dinosaurs *** Mastodons *** Saber Tooth Cats *** Woolly Mammoths *** Other Prehistoric Life
Apes *** Baboons *** Chimpanzees *** Gorillas *** Monkeys *** Orangutans
REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS
Alligators *** Crocodiles *** Frogs *** Iguanas *** Lizards *** Newts *** Salamanders *** Snakes *** Toads *** Tortoises *** Turtles
Beavers *** Chipmunks *** Gerbils *** Groundhogs *** Guinea Pigs *** Hamsters *** Mice *** Porcupines *** Rats *** Squirrels
Ferrets *** Meerkats *** Rabbits & Relatives *** Raccoons
Bears *** Beaver *** Bison *** Bobcats *** Caribou *** Cheetahs *** Cougars *** Coyotes *** Deers *** Elephants *** Endangered Species *** Foxes *** Giraffes *** Hippopotamus *** Jaguars *** Koala *** Leopards *** Lions *** Lynx *** Moose *** Pandas *** Polar Bear *** Raccoons *** Rhinos *** Safaris *** Skunks *** Tigers *** Wild Animal Rescue *** Wolves *** Zebras *** Other Wild Animals
Squidoo Topic Community SquidAngels!
The new topics were accompanied by a brand new Squid Angel Team. Bonnie (aka bdkz) became the Head of SquidAngels and each Subtopic (and in some cases Sub-Subtopic, where a Subtopic has a lot of subs) was appointed a permanent SquidAngel, who mainly blessed lenses in that Subtopic only.
The angels were responsible for flying through their Subtopic a few times a week to champion the best lenses and police the area for any signs of spam or other types of evil lenses.
The Squid Angel program has now reverted back to blessing lenses across the board, however some angels chose to remain with their topic still.
Relationships & Family
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for tips and advice on dating, marriage, divorce, friendship, abuse and more.
Speaking of family and friends, why not introduce your nearest and dearest to the joys of Squidoo? Craft them their very own lens to start them off by using the Gift a Lens builder.
Dating Tips for Men *** Dating Tips for Women *** Divorce and Dating *** Successful Online Dating
Divorce Help *** Divorce Help for Children *** Divorce Laws *** Ending a Marriage
Birth Records *** Death Records *** Family Traditions *** Genealogy and Family Trees *** Marriage Records
Dealing With Neighbors *** Ending Friendships *** Help Kids Make Friends *** Mend a Friendship *** Roommates
Engagement *** Gay Marriage *** Have A Happy Marriage *** Infidelity in Marriage *** Marriage Traditions
Abuse of Children *** Abuse of Elders *** Abusive Partners *** Domestic Violence Help *** Signs of Abusive
Long Distance Relationships *** Relationship Tips *** Repairing Relationships *** Understanding Men *** Understanding Women
Topics Brainstorm: 16-20
10 Great Ideas for Lenses!
* Play an instrument? Teach the basics for beginners and highlight the best ways and resources to learn
* Share your passion for a particular genre by showcasing the best songs, musicians or compositions
17. NON PROFITS
* Spread the word about your favourite charity, or explain how you support it to inspire others
* Come up with a list of themed ways to raise funds for different charities
18. PARENTING & KIDS
* Are you a super-organized mom (or dad)? Share your secrets with the rest of us tired and frazzled parents!
* Write about your favourite educational tool, toy or game that is lots of fun but costs absolutely nothing
19. PETS & ANIMALS
* No pet of your own? Write about your favourite movie animal or a heroic charity rescue case
* Be inspired by your back garden! Follow a week in the life of a family of birds or have a photoshoot with a squirrel!
20. RELATIONSHIPS & FAMILY
* Share your amusing dating anecdotes
* Tracing your family tree? Explain how to get started to newbies
Sports & Recreation
SUBTOPICS: 7 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 128
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for lenses about every sport under the sun, as well as sporting events, fantasy sports and outdoor pursuits.
Bungee Jumping *** Cliff Diving *** Freestyle BMX *** Hang Gliding *** Skateboarding *** Skydiving *** Wakeboarding
Fantasy Baseball *** Fantasy Football *** Other Fantasy Sports
Aikido *** Boxing *** Capoeira *** Fictional Martial Arts *** Jiujitsu *** Judo *** Karate *** Kickboxing *** Kung Fu *** Martial Art Techniques *** Martial Arts Gear & Weapons *** Muay Thai *** Taekwondo *** Wing Chun *** Other Martial Arts
Australian Open Tennis *** French Open Tennis *** Ironman Triathlon *** Kentucky Derby *** March Madness *** Olympic Games *** Special Olympics *** Super Bowl *** Tour de France *** US Open Golf *** US Open Tennis *** Wimbledon *** World Series *** Other Sporting Events
Air Hockey *** American Football *** Archery *** Baseball *** Basketball *** Billiards *** Boating *** Bowling *** Boxing *** Camping *** Car Racing *** Cheerleading *** College Teams *** Cricket *** Cycling *** Darts *** Deep Sea Fishing *** Equestrian *** Fencing *** Field Hockey *** Fishing *** Fly Fishing *** Golf *** Gymnastics *** High School Teams *** Hiking and Backpacking *** Hockey *** Horseback Riding *** Hunting *** Indoor Climbing *** Kayaking *** Lacrosse *** Marathon Running *** Motocross *** Mountain Biking *** Paintball *** Pilates *** Ping Pong *** Pool *** Racquetball *** River Rafting *** Rock Climbing *** Roller Hockey *** Rugby *** Snowmobiling *** Soccer *** Softball *** Sport Shooting *** Sports Clothing and Gear *** Squash *** Tennis *** Track and Field *** Ultimate Frisbee *** Volleyball *** Waterskiing *** Wrestling *** Yoga *** Other Indoor Recreation *** Other Outdoor Recreation *** Other Sports
Canoeing *** Deep Sea Fishing *** Diving *** Fishing *** Fly Fishing *** Kayaking *** Kite Surfing *** River Rafting *** Rowing *** Sailing & Boating *** Scuba Diving *** Snorkeling *** Surfing *** Swimming *** Synchronized Swimming *** Tubing *** Water Polo *** Waterskiing *** Wind Surfing
Cross Country Skiing *** Figure Skating *** Ice Hockey *** Ice Skating *** Luge *** Showshoeing *** Skiing *** Sledding *** Snowboarding *** Snowmobiling
Spread the Squidoo Topic LOVE!
Don't just spread the Squidoo Topic love by building great lenses (although do that too, obviously!) - get out there and VISIT other lenses!
Every time you log in to Squidoo, how about picking a subtopic at random and exploring a lens? Or choose a subtopic you know little about and find a couple of lenses that sound interesting.
SquidLike the ones you like. If you love it, leave a comment, or lensroll it, or favourite it. Share it on Facebook or Twitter.
SHARE the Squidoo Topic love!
SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 44
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for all things Squidoo, whether you need lensmaking tips, help on SEO or money-making advice, or simply want to find out about other lensmasters or draw inspiration from some great lensographies.
Is there someone on Squidoo who inspires you? Create a tribute to them via the Linchpin Co-Brand!
All About Me *** My Resume *** Why I Squidoo
Adding Photos To Lenses *** Advanced Lensmaking Tips *** HTML on a lens *** Ideas for Squidoo Lenses *** Lens tutorials *** Lensmaking Tips for Newbies *** Making your first lens *** Writing great content *** Other Lensmaking Tips
MAKE MONEY ON SQUIDOO
Earnings and Payouts *** Fundraise for Charity *** Moneymaking Tips *** True Stories
Amazon module *** eBay module *** How to add modules *** Module Tips *** Social Modules *** Other Module Tips *** Other Revenue Modules
MORE SQUIDOO TIPS
More Squidoo Tips for Newbies *** More Squidoo Tips for Pros
OFFICIAL SQUIDTEAM LENSES
Official Charity Info *** Official Contests & Challenges *** Official Dashboard Help *** Official Lensmaking Tips *** Official Module Tips *** Official Moneymaker Tips *** Official Programs & Projects *** Official Squidoo Team Bios *** Official SquidPolicy Info *** Squidoo 'Best Of' Monsterboards
Giant Squid lensographies *** How to write a lensography *** Themed lensographies
SquidU Forum Highlights *** SquidU Forum Tips
TRAFFIC & PROMOTION
SEO Tips For Lenses *** Social networking for lenses *** Tagging Tips
*** Someone I admire ***
Categories VS Topics - Which Word Do You Prefer?
This one's just for fun... some call 'em categories, some call 'em topics - but which word, my Squidoo friends, is the best?
Categories or Topics?
Travel & Places
SUBTOPICS: 27 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 351
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for pretty much everything you need to know about pretty much every country there is, along with travel and holiday tips. This is also the largest topic with a whopping 351 sub-subtopics, just so as you know!
Adelaide *** Australian Culture & Tradition *** Brisbane *** Canberra *** Darwin *** Melbourne *** Perth *** Popular Australian Food *** Sydney *** Visiting Australia
Alberta *** British Columbia *** Canada's Tech Community *** Canadian Culture & Tradition *** Famous Canadian Food *** Living in Canada *** Manitoba *** New Brunswick *** Newfoundland and Labrador *** Northwest Territories *** Nova Scotia *** Nunavut *** Ontario *** Prince Edward Island *** Quebec *** Saskatchewan *** Visiting Canada *** Yukon
Belize *** Costa Rica *** El Salvador *** Guatemala *** Honduras *** Mexico *** Nicaragua *** Panama *** Visiting Central America
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Capitol Hill *** Living in DC *** Places To Go In Washington DC *** Visiting DC *** White House
EAST ASIA COUNTRIES
China *** Japan *** South Korea *** North Korea *** Taiwan *** Mongolia
Burundi *** Comoros *** Djibouti *** Eritrea *** Ethiopia *** Kenya *** Madagascar *** Malawi *** Mauritius *** Mayotte *** Mozambique *** Reunion *** Rwanda *** Seychelles *** Somalia *** Tanzania *** Uganda *** Visiting Eastern Africa *** Zambia *** Zimbabwe
Albania *** Belarus *** Bosnia and Herzegovina *** Bulgaria *** Croatia *** Czech Republic *** Eastern European Vacations *** Estonia *** Hungary *** Latvia *** Lithuania *** Poland *** Republic of Moldova *** Romania *** Russian Federation *** Serbia and Montenegro *** Slovakia
Slovenia *** The former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia *** Turkey *** Ukraine
FAMILY FRIENDLY VACATIONS
Disney Vacations *** European Vacations With Kids *** Fun Road Trips With Kids *** Theme Parks *** Other Family Vacations
Angola *** Cameroon *** Central African Republic *** Chad *** Congo (Brazzaville) *** Congo, Democratic Republic of the *** Equatorial Guinea *** Gabon *** Sao Tome and Principe
Bahrain *** Iran *** Iraq *** Israel *** Jordan *** Kuwait *** Lebanon *** Oman *** Palestine *** Qatar *** Saudi Arabia *** Syria *** United Arab Emirates *** Yemen
MY TRAVEL BUCKETLIST
*** No Sub-Subtopics ***
Auckland *** Christchurch *** Dunedin *** Hamilton *** Living In New Zealand *** Napier-Hastings Urban Area *** Nelson *** New Zealand Culture & Tradition *** Palmerston North *** Rotorua *** Tauranga *** Visiting New Zealand *** Wellington
NORTH ASIA COUNTRIES
Kazakhstan *** Kyrgyzstan *** Tajikistan *** Turkmenistan *** Uzbekistan
Algeria *** Egypt *** Libyan Arab Jamahiriya *** Morroco *** Sudan *** Tunisia *** Western Sahara
Australia *** Fiji *** French Polynesia *** Guam *** Kiribati *** Marshall Islands *** Micronesia *** New Caledonia *** New Zealand *** Papua New Guinea *** Samoa *** Samoa, American *** Solomon, Islands *** Tonga *** Vanuatu
Argentina *** Bolivia *** Brazil *** Chile *** Colombia *** Ecuador *** French Guiana *** Guyana *** Paraguay *** Peru *** Suriname *** Uruguay *** Venezuela
SOUTH ASIA COUNTRIES
Afghanistan *** Bangladesh *** Bhutan *** Brunei *** Cambodia *** India *** Indonesia *** Laos *** Malaysia *** Maldives *** Myanmar *** Nepal *** Pakistan *** Papua New Guinea *** Philippines *** Singapore *** Sri Lanka *** Thailand *** Vietnam
Benin *** Botswana *** Burkina Faso *** Lesotho *** Namibia *** South Africa *** Swaziland
Anguilla *** Antigua and Barbuda *** Aruba *** Bahamas *** Barbados *** British Virgin Islands *** Cayman Islands *** Cuba *** Dominica *** Dominican Republic *** Grenada *** Guadeloupe *** Haiti *** Jamaica *** Martinique *** Monserrat *** Netherlands Antilles *** Puerto Rico *** Saint Lucia *** Saint Vincent and the Grenadines *** St. Kitts and Nevis *** Trinidad and Tobago *** Turks and Caicos *** Virgin Islands (US)
TRANSPORTATION & GETTING THERE
Air Travel and Airports *** Boats *** Cruises *** RVs *** Trains *** Travel by Car
TRAVEL TIPS & ADVICE
Air Travel Tips *** General Travel Prep *** General Travel Tips *** Packing *** Tourist Attractions *** Travel and Culture *** Travel Guides and Books *** Travel Regulations *** Travel Safety *** Other Travel Advice
Alabama *** Alaska *** Arizona *** Arkansas *** California *** Colorado *** Connecticut *** Delaware *** Florida *** Georgia *** Hawaii *** Idaho *** Illinois *** Indiana *** Iowa *** Kansas *** Kentucky *** Louisiana *** Maine *** Maryland *** Massachusetts *** Michigan *** Minnesota *** Mississippi *** Missouri *** Montana *** Nebraska *** Nevada *** New Hampshire *** New Jersey *** New Mexico *** New York *** North Carolina *** North Dakota *** Ohio *** Oklahoma *** Oregon *** Pennsylvania *** Rhode Island *** South Carolina *** South Dakota *** Tennessee *** Texas *** US Road Trips *** Utah *** Vermont *** Virginia *** Washington *** West Virginia *** Wisconsin *** Wyoming
VACATION IDEAS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Beach & Tropical Vacations *** Camping Trips *** Cultural Vacations *** Literary Vacations *** Romantic Vacations *** Rustic Vacations *** Ski vacations *** Sporting Vacations *** Staycations
WEST ASIA COUNTRIES
Bahrain *** Georgia *** Iran *** Iraq *** Israel *** Jordan *** Kuwait *** Lebanon *** Oman *** Qatar *** Saudi Arabia *** Syria *** U.A.E. *** Yemen
Cape Verde *** Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) *** Gambia *** Ghana *** Guinea *** Guinea-Bissau *** Liberia *** Mali *** Mauritania *** Niger *** Nigeria *** Saint Helena *** Senegal *** Sierra Leone *** Togo
Andorra *** Austria *** Belgium *** Denmark *** Finland *** FR Germany *** France *** Greece *** Iceland *** Ireland *** Israel *** Italy *** Liechtenstein *** Luxembourg *** Malta *** Monaco *** Netherlands *** Norway *** Portugal *** San Marino *** Spain *** Sweden *** Switzerland *** United Kingdom *** Vatican City
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Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for the best game reviews, retro gaming, console debates, game cheats, games to play with the family and more.
Stage a debate about which game is best using the Hey, Monkeybrain! Co-Brand or if you're writing about apps and mobile games, then you might want to submit your lens to the Hot Apps Magazine powered by Dolphin. If your lens is in a relevant category you will be able to opt in or out in the lens workshop.
Assassin's Creed *** Call of Duty *** Final Fantasy *** Guitar Hero *** LEGO video games *** Madden NFL Games *** MapleStory *** Rock Band
*** Runescape *** Starcraft *** Starcraft II *** Super Mario Brothers *** Super Scribblenauts *** Tetris *** Warcraft III *** World of Warcraft
CLASSIC & RETRO GAMING
Classic Games *** Retro Game Systems
Action Adventure Games *** Arcade Games *** Family Games *** Fighting Games *** MMORPGs *** Music Games *** Puzzle Games *** Racing Games *** RPGs *** RTSs *** Shooters *** Sim Games *** Sports Games *** Strategy Games *** Trivia Games
GAME WALKTHROUGHS & CHEATS
Farmville Cheats *** Frontierville Cheats *** Mafia Wars Cheats *** Starcraft Cheats *** Warcraft Cheats *** Other Game Walkthroughs
Playstation *** Vintage Consoles *** Wii *** Xbox
GAMING GEAR & ACCESSORIES
Gaming Gear *** Gaming Headsets *** Gaming Joysticks *** Gaming Keyboards *** Gifts for Gamers *** Other Gaming Accessories
Game Boy *** Nintendo DS *** Sony PSP
Famous Game Developers *** Game Companies *** Game Dynamics *** Gaming Blogs *** Gaming Conferences *** How to get a job in games
Blackberry Games *** Droid Games *** GPS Games *** iPhone Games
Best Gaming Computers *** PC Gaming Accessories *** Popular PC Games
Facebook Games *** Other Social Games
VIDEO GAMES FOR KIDS
Best Games for Teenage Boys *** Best Games for Teenage Girls *** Best Games for Toddlers *** Best Games for Young Boys *** Best Games for Young Girls *** Games For The Whole Family *** Play Games With Your Kids *** Other Games for Kids
The end is in sight...
...We're almost there!
SUBTOPICS: 17 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 116
Welcome to the
This is where you need to come for absolutely everything wedding-themed - wedding stationery, dresses, receptions, cakes, flowers, honeymoons - the whole caboodle. Looking for a wedding theme or planning ideas? Look no further!
Bridal Shower Cakes *** Bridal Shower Decorations *** Bridal Shower Favors *** Bridal Shower Games *** Bridal Shower Gifts *** Bridal Shower Invitations *** Bridal Shower Menus *** Bridal Shower Themes *** Bridal Shower Tips and Advice *** Throwing a Bridal Shower
Do It Yourself Wedding *** Inexpensive Wedding Receptions *** Save Money on a Wedding
Beach Honeymoons *** Honeymoon Cruises *** Honeymoon Packages *** Honeymoons on a Budget *** International Honeymoons *** My Honeymoon *** Plan a Honeymoon *** Rustic and Outdoors Honeymoons *** Stay at home honeymoons
Beach Weddings *** Christmas Weddings *** Cinderella Weddings *** Country Weddings *** Fall Weddings *** Garden Weddings *** Green Weddings *** Halloween Weddings *** Outdoor Weddings *** Spring Weddings *** Summer Weddings *** Unique Weddings *** Winter Weddings
WEDDING & ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Engagement and Wedding Ring Sets *** Engagement Rings *** How to buy an engagement ring *** Wedding Bands *** Wedding Rings
WEDDING CEREMONIES & TRADITIONS
Wedding Ceremonies *** Wedding Ceremony Music *** Wedding Ceremony Readings *** Wedding Traditions
Fall Wedding Decorations *** Holiday Wedding Decorations *** Spring Wedding Decorations *** Summer Wedding Decorations *** Wedding Aisle Decorations *** Wedding Arch Decorations *** Wedding Cake Decorations *** Wedding Candle Decorations *** Wedding Car Decorations *** Wedding Hall Decorations *** Wedding Lights Decorations *** Wedding Table Decorations *** Wedding Tent Decorations *** Winter Wedding Decorations
Bridesmaids Dresses *** Flower Girl Dresses *** Maternity Wedding Dresses *** Mother of the Bride Dress *** Wedding Dresses *** Wedding Hair Styles *** Wedding Tuxedos *** Wedding Veils and Trains
WEDDING FLOWERS & CENTERPIECES
Affordable Wedding Flowers *** Bridal Bouquet *** Fresh Wedding Flowers *** Make a Wedding Centerpiece *** Silk Wedding Flowers *** Wedding Boutonnieres *** Wedding Centerpieces
WEDDING GIFTS & WEDDING FAVORS
DIY Wedding Favors *** Make Wedding Gifts *** Personalized Wedding Favors *** Traditional Wedding Gifts *** Wedding Favor Ideas *** Wedding Gift Etiquette *** Wedding Registries
WEDDING INVITATIONS & STATIONERY
Custom Postage Stamps *** Green Wedding Invitations *** Make Cheap Wedding Invitations *** Photo Wedding Invitations *** Save the Date Wedding Cards *** Wedding Announcements *** Wedding Invitation Basics *** Wedding Place Cards *** Wedding RSVP Cards *** Wedding Thank You Notes
WEDDING PARTY MEMBERS
Best Man Duties *** Bridesmaids *** Flower Girls *** Groomsmen *** Maid of Honor Duties *** Parents of the Bride *** Parents of the Groom *** *** Ring Bearers *** The Bride *** The Groom *** Wedding Party Etiquette *** Wedding Ushers
DIY Wedding Photography *** Photographers *** Wedding Photo Albums
Create Wedding Budget *** Wedding Checklists *** Wedding Planners
Wedding Cakes *** Wedding Caterers and Food *** Wedding DJs and Music *** Wedding Reception Ideas
DIY Videography *** Videographers
Traditional Vows *** Write your own vows
Topics Brainstorm: 21-25
10 Great Ideas for Lenses!
21. SPORTS & RECREATION
* Write about a really memorable sports game you attended
* Write a beginner's guide to camping, tennis or extreme sports!
22. SQUIDOO COMMUNITY
* Got a lensography yet? Go make one, quick!
* Share some of your lensmaking secrets or tips for making great lenses. Or simply write about why it's great to write for Squidoo!
23. TRAVEL & PLACES
* Write a guide to the best places to eat, see or things to do in a place that you've been to
* Write a bucket list of places you haven't been to but want to, or write a history or culture profile about a country you'd love to visit
24. VIDEO GAMES
* Completed a really hard game? Share your tips with others on how to complete it!
* Compile a list of your favourite gaming blogs and why they're worth following
* Put together a fun guide for a themed wedding!
* Come up with the most creative wedding invites, décor or menu to make on a budget
PHEW, made it! My eyes are now totally squidoogled...
Don't forget, you can still...
If you have any questions, please post them here and I will do my best to answer, or check out the SquidU forum for more help (see link at the bottom of the page).
Remember, I only created this lens as a guide to the Topics, so questions about adding topics etc should go in the SquidU forums, or nominate new subtopics on the official survey form HERE!
Please note that the Squidoo Topics are still a work in progress so I will update as soon as I can whenever Squidoo update!
I'm only human! (debatable I know...) If you've spotted an error or spotted a new subtopic or update that I haven't, please Contact Me Here!