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Squidoo Topics and How to Use Them!

Updated on January 24, 2013

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

For example:

PETS & ANIMALS (Topic) > DOGS (Subtopic) > LARGE DOG BREEDS (Optional Sub-Subtopic)

Squidoo Topics:

The Complete Guide!

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Arts & Design

SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 111

Welcome to the

Arts & Design Topic!

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

ART SUPPLIES

Canvas *** Ceramic Supplies *** Cutting Tools *** Drawing & Illustration Supplies *** Easels *** Framing Supplies *** Painting Supplies *** Papers & Boards *** Other Art Supplies

CRAFTING

Beading *** Candlemaking *** Ceramics and Pottery *** Christmas Crafts *** Craft Kits *** Crafting Ideas *** Dollhouses *** Fiber Arts *** Floral Crafts *** Halloween Crafts *** Jewelry Making *** Kids Crafts *** Leatherwork *** Macramé *** 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

DRAWING

Cartoon Drawing *** Charcoal Drawing *** Computer Drawing *** Figure Drawing *** Pencil Drawing *** Technical Drawing *** Other Drawing Topics

FINE ART

Architecture *** Art History *** Art Museums *** Art Restoration *** Artists *** Calligraphy *** Conceptual Art *** Illustration *** Mosaics *** Printmaking *** Other Fine Art

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Animation *** Clip Art *** Design Software *** Digital Art *** Web Design *** Other Graphic Design Topics

INTERIOR DESIGN

Fabric Design *** Hire an Interior Designer *** Home Décor *** Lighting *** Painting Your Home *** Other Interior Design Topics

PAINTING

Acrylic Painting *** Famous Painters *** Landscape Painting *** Model Painting *** Oil Painting *** Still Life Painting *** Watercolor Painting *** Other Painting Topics

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

SCRAPBOOKING

Art Journaling *** Digital Scrapbooking *** Scrapbooking Materials *** Scrapbooking Stamps *** Scrapbooking Tips *** Other Scrapbooking Topics

SCULPTURE

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?

See results
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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Books, Poetry & Writing

SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 58

Welcome to the

Books, Poetry & Writing Topic!

This is where you need to come for lenses about books, authors, comics, writing, publishing, libraries and periodicals.

If you love books, then why not write a book review using the SquidLit Co-Brand?

AUDIOBOOKS

Fiction Audiobooks *** Nonfiction Audiobooks

AUTHORS

Business Authors *** Fiction Authors *** Magazine Writers *** Nonfiction Authors *** Other Authors

BOOKS

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

POETRY

Famous Poets *** Haiku *** How to write poetry *** Poetry Reviews *** Sonnets

PUBLISHING TIPS

How to find a literary agent *** How to get published *** Self publishing

WRITING TIPS

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?

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Business & Work

SUBTOPICS: 9 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 50

Welcome to the

Business and Work Topic!

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.

ADVERTISING

Copywriting for advertising *** Online ads *** Print ads *** Tips for good ad design *** TV ads

BUSINESS

Accounting and Taxes *** Business Ethics *** Business Icons *** Business Schools *** Customer Service *** Finance *** Human Resources *** Manufacturing *** Startups

EMPLOYMENT

Employment Advice *** How to ask for a raise *** Job Fairs *** Job Interviews *** Resumes *** Salaries *** Other Employment Topics

INTERNET

Blogging Advice *** Make money online *** Web Companies *** Web Startups

MARKETING

Branding *** Online Marketing *** Social media marketing *** Viral marketing *** Other Marketing

PUBLIC RELATIONS & PROMOTION

Free online PR *** PR agencies *** Promotion Tips *** Writing Press Releases

REAL ESTATE

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

SMALL BUSINESS

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
  • ANIMALS
  • ART
  • BOOKS
  • BUSINESS
  • CARS & TRUCKS
  • COMPUTERS, TECH & GEEK
  • DIY & HOBBIES
  • DUELS
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • FOOD & COOKING
  • GREEN LIVING
  • HEALTH & MEDICINE
  • HOME & GARDEN
  • HOW TO & EDUCATION
  • HUMOR
  • LOCAL
  • MOVIES & TV
  • MUSIC
  • NEWS & POLITICS
  • NON-PROFIT& VOLUNTEERING
  • PARENTING & KIDS
  • PEOPLE
  • POP CULTURE & CELEBS
  • RELIGION & SPIRITUALITY
  • SEO & AFFILIATE MARKETING
  • SHOPPING
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SQUIDOO TIPS
  • TRAVEL
  • 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?

Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Cars

SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 59

Welcome to the

Cars Topic!

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

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

CAR ENTHUSIASTS

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

CAR MAINTENANCE

Auto Detailing *** Cleaning your Car *** General Car Maintenance

CAR PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Car Parts *** Exterior Car Accessories *** Interior Car Accessories

CAR RACING

Amateur Car Racing *** Drag Racing *** Formula One *** NASCAR *** Off-road racing *** Open Seat Racing *** Rally Racing

CAR REPAIR

Do It Yourself Car Repair *** General Car Repair

DRIVING & SAFETY

Drivers Education and School *** Driving Safety and Tips

MOTORCYLES

Cruiser Motorcycles *** Motocross *** Motorcycle Rallies *** Motorcycle Reviews *** Scooters *** Sport Bikes *** Trikes

RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

4 Wheelers *** GoKarts *** Motorhomes and Campers

SELLING A CAR

Car Appraisals *** Car Selling Tips *** Selling a Car Online

TRUCKS

4x4s *** American Trucks *** Foreign Trucks *** Monster Trucks *** Truck Accessories *** Truck Repair

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

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!

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Computers & Electronics

SUBTOPICS: 9 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 76

Welcome to the

Computers and Electronics Topic!

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

Apple Accessories *** iMac *** iPad *** iPod *** Mac tips and tricks *** Macbooks *** Other Mac Info

DIGITAL CAMERAS

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

EREADERS

Kindle *** Nook *** Sony Digital Reader *** Other EReader Topics

GADGETS

Digital Photo Frames *** GPS *** Tablets *** Unique Gadgets *** Other Gadgets

HOME AUDIO

Audio Equipment *** CD-Cassette Players *** Home Theater Systems *** Record Players *** Stereo Systems *** Vintage Radios *** Other Home Audio

PCS

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

SMARTPHONES

Android *** Blackberry *** Buying a Smartphone *** iPhone *** Palm *** Symbian OS *** Windows Mobile *** Other Smartphones

TELEVISIONS

Buying a TV *** Haier *** HDTV TVs *** LCD TVs *** LG *** Magnavox *** Mitsubishi *** Panasonic *** Plasma TVs *** Samsung *** Sony BRAVIA *** Vintage Televisions *** VIZIO *** Other TV Topics

VIDEO CAMERAS

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!

4. CARS

* 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!

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Culture & Society

SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 202

Welcome to the

Culture and Society Topic!

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

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

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 CULTURE

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

HISTORY

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

LANGUAGES

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

MILITARY

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

PARANORMAL

Astrology and Zodiac Signs *** Ghosts and Ghost Hunting *** Haunted Houses *** Hauntings *** Paranormal Experiences *** Psychic Readings *** Psychics *** UFOs *** Unexplained Phenomenons

PHILOSOPHY

Applied Philosophy *** Contemporary Philosophy *** Eastern philosophy *** Medieval Philosophy *** Modern Philosophy *** Philosophers *** Renaissance Philosophy *** Western Philosophy

POLITICS

Political Leaders *** US Politics *** Political Issues *** World Politics *** Voting and Elections *** Laws and Requirements *** Other Politics

RELIGION

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

SOCIAL ISSUES

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

SPIRITUALITY

Discover Spirituality *** Spiritual Awareness *** Spiritual Centers *** Spiritual Healing *** Spiritual Life *** Spiritual Meaning *** Spiritual Practices *** Spiritual Retreats *** Other Spirituality

SUBCULTURES

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?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Education

SUBTOPICS: 11 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 93

Welcome to the

Education Topic!

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.

If you homeschool your kids, why not write for The Homeschool Club? Or test your readers' brains by creating an educational quiz on your chosen subject, using the SquidQuiz Co-Brand.

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

GREAT TEACHERS

College Professors *** Elementary School Teachers *** Middle and High School Teachers

HOMESCHOOLING

Homeschool Curriculum *** Homeschool Lesson Plans *** Homeschool Resources *** Homeschool Teaching *** Unschooling *** Other Homeschooling Topics

LANGUAGES

American Sign Language *** Arabic *** Chinese *** English as a second language *** French *** German *** Hindi *** Italian *** Japanese *** Language Tutors *** Portuguese *** Russian *** Spanish *** Other Languages

MATH

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

College Scholarships *** Graduate School Scholarships *** High School Scholarships *** Other Scholarships

SCIENCE

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

SOCIAL SCIENCES

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?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Entertainment & Media

SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 97

Welcome to the

Entertainment and Media Topic!

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

CELEBRITIES

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

DANCE

Ballet *** Ballroom *** Belly Dancing *** Dance Instruction *** HipHop *** Irish Dance *** Modern Dance *** Swing *** Tap *** Other Dance Topics

HUMOR

Comic Strips *** Funny Words & Sayings *** Gag Gifts *** Humorists *** Jokes *** Pranks *** Satire *** Other Humor Topics

MOVIES

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

PERFORMING ARTS

History of Performing Arts *** Juggling *** Magic *** Stand-up Comedy *** Street Performing *** Other Performing Arts

RADIO

DJs *** History of Radio *** Internet Radio *** Radio Stations *** Radio Technology *** Satellite Radio *** The Future of Radio *** Other Radio Topics

THEATER

Broadway *** Childrens Theater *** Dinner Theater *** Dramaturgy *** Musical Theatre *** Opera *** Plays *** Playwriting *** Puppetry *** Scripts *** Stage Productions *** Stagecraft *** Theater Costumes *** Other Theater Topics

TV

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

Photo Credit: Squidoo
Photo Credit: Squidoo

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...

Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Fashion & Beauty

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 136

Welcome to the

Fashion and Beauty Topic!

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

JEWELRY

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

MEN'S FASHION

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

RETRO FASHIONS

1920s Fashions *** 1930s Fashions *** 1940s Fashions *** 1950s Fashions *** 1960s Fashions *** 1970s Fashions *** 1980s Fashions *** 1990's Fashions

SPA TREATMENTS

Body Treatments *** Facials *** Manicure and Pedicure *** Massage *** Other Treatments

TATTOOS, BODY ART & PIERCINGS

Body Art and Scarring *** Body Painting *** Piercings *** Tattoos

UNISEX FASHION

Unisex Accessories *** Unisex Fashion Trends *** Unisex Hats *** Unisex Outerwear *** Unisex Shoes *** Unisex Sleepwear *** Unisex T-shirts *** Other Unisex Fashion

WOMEN'S 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?

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Food & Cooking

SUBTOPICS: 19 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 158

Welcome to the

Food and Cooking Topic!

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!

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BAKEWARE

Aluminum Bakeware *** Brushed Steel Bakeware *** Cake and Cupcake Tins *** Cast Iron Bakeware *** Ceramic Bakeware *** Copper Bakeware *** Non-Stick Bakeware *** Specialty Bakeware

BARBEQUE

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

BEVERAGES

Cold Beverages *** Hot Beverages *** Juice *** Smoothies *** Soda Pop *** Other Non-Alcoholic Beverages

CHEFS

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

COOKBOOKS

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

COOKING INGREDIENTS

Beans *** Condiments *** Eggs *** Fish & Seafood *** Fruits *** Grains *** Herbs & Spices *** Meat *** Nuts *** Poultry *** Vegetables

DESSERT RECIPES

Cakes *** Candies *** Chocolates *** Cookies and Brownies *** Cupcakes *** Frozen Desserts *** Fruit Desserts *** Ice Cream Desserts *** Pies and Tarts *** Other Dessert Recipes

FOOD DEBATES

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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

ORGANIC FOODS

Benefits of Organic Food *** Organic Baby Food *** Organic Food Recipes *** Organic Food Stores

PACKED LUNCHES

Bento Boxes *** Brown Bag Lunches *** Lunch Boxes *** School Lunches

RECIPES

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

REGIONAL FOODS

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

RESTAURANTS

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!

7. EDUCATION

* 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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Present photo courtesy of Pixabay

Gift Guide

SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 87

Welcome to the

Gift Guide Topic!

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.

ANNIVERSARY GIFTS

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 GIFTS

Birthday Cards *** Birthday Gifts for Her *** Birthday Gifts for Him *** Birthday Gifts for Kids *** Birthday Gifts for Teens

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

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 GIFTS

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 GIFTS

Graduation Cards *** Graduation Gifts for Her *** Graduation Gifts for Him

HANUKKAH GIFTS

Hanukkah Gifts for Children *** Hanukkah Gifts for Everyone *** Hanukkah Gifts for Her *** Hanukkah Gifts for Him

KWANZAA GIFTS

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 GIFTS

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

WEDDING GIFTS

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

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Healthy Living

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 88

Welcome to the

Healthy Living Topic!

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.

AGING

Death and Mourning *** Elder Care *** Living Longer *** Looking and Feeling Younger *** Retirement and Aging *** Retirement Communities *** Other Aging Topics

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

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

GREEN LIVING

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

MEN'S HEALTH

Male Reproductive and Urinary Health *** Prostate Cancer *** Stress Management for Men *** Testicular Cancer

MENTAL HEALTH

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

SENIOR CITIZENS

Exercise for Senior Citizens *** Gadgets *** Senior Citizen Discounts *** Vacations for Senior Citizens *** Walkers & Canes *** Other Topics for Senior Citizens

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Breast Cancer *** Female Reproductive Health *** Menstruation *** Pregnancy and Childbirth *** Stress Management for Women *** Other Women's Health

Photo Credit: Squidoo
Photo Credit: Squidoo

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!

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Hobbies, Games & Toys

SUBTOPICS: 24 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 211

Welcome to the

Hobbies, Games and Toys Topic!

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?

AVIATION

Hang gliding *** Hot air ballooning *** Kites *** Model Rocket Engines *** Parachuting *** Private Pilot *** RC Planes

BABY TOYS

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

Bicycles for Boys *** Bicycles for Girls *** Training Wheels

BUILDING BLOCKS

Building Blocks *** K'Nex *** Legos

COLLECTING

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

COLORING

Chalk *** Coloring Books *** Crayons *** Markers

DOLLS

American Girl *** Baby Dolls *** Character Dolls *** Doll Accessories *** Dollhouses *** Vintage Dolls

EDUCATIONAL TOYS

Electronic Learning and Education Toys *** Geography and Globes *** Math Toys *** Musical Toys *** Scientific Toys

ELECTRONIC TOYS

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FACE PAINTING

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GAMES

Board Games *** Casino Games *** Checkers and Chess *** Educational Games *** Party Games *** Role Playing Games *** Table Games *** Trivia Games *** Other Games

METEOROLOGY

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

MODEL RAILROADS

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

OTHER HOBBIES

Amateur Radio *** Beachcombing *** Metal Detecting *** Urban Exploration

OUTDOOR GAMES

Badminton *** Bocce and Lawn Bowling *** Croquet *** Miniature Golf *** Outdoor Games for Kids

OUTDOOR TOYS

Inflatable Bounce Houses *** Play Tents and Tunnels *** Pogo Sticks *** Ride On Toys *** Sandboxes *** Swing Sets *** Trampolines

PLAY FOOD

Baking Ovens *** Cupcake Makers *** Play Food *** Play Kitchen Accessories *** Play Kitchens *** Other Food Makers

POOL TOYS

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

RADIO CONTROL

Electric RC Cars *** Nitro RC Cars *** RC Boats *** RC Helicopters *** RC Planes

SCIENCE HOBBIES

Astronomy *** Rocks and Minerals *** Solar Energy Devices *** Space Technology *** The Occult

STUFFED ANIMALS

Beanie Baby Collections *** Build-A-Bear Reviews *** Plush Animals *** Webkinz Reviews

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Holidays & Celebrations

SUBTOPICS: 25 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 159

Welcome to the

Holidays and Celebrations Topic!

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.

ANNIVERSARIES

Career Anniversary *** Retirement *** Wedding Anniversaries

APRIL FOOLS' DAY

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BABY SHOWERS

*** Baby Shower Games *** Baby Shower Gifts *** Baby Shower Invitations *** Baby Shower Themes *** Other Baby Shower Ideas

BIRTHDAYS

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 *** Quinceañera *** Sweet Sixteen *** Teenager Birthday Gift Ideas *** Toddler Birthday Gifts * Womens Birthday GIfts

CHRISTMAS

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

Easter Celebration *** Easter Crafts *** Easter Decorations *** Easter Gifts *** Easter Parties *** Easter Recipes *** Easter Religious History

FATHER'S DAY

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

GIFT IDEAS

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HALLOWEEN

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

JEWISH HOLIDAYS

Bar Mitvzah *** Bat Mitzvah *** Hannukah *** Hanukkah *** Jewish Holiday Crafts *** Passover *** Rosh Hashanah *** Sukkot *** Tu B'Shevat *** Yom Kippur *** Yom Kippur *** Other Jewish Holidays

LABOR DAY

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MARDI GRAS

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MEMORIAL DAY

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MOTHER'S DAY

Crafts for Mom *** Gifts for A New Mom *** Gifts for Mom *** Tribute to Mom

NEW YEAR

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

SUMMER FUN

4th of July *** BBQ Recipes *** Summer camps for kids *** Summer Drinks Recipes *** Summer Parties *** Summer Recipes *** Summer Vacation *** Things to do this summer

THANKSGIVING

Thank You Tribute Page *** Thanksgiving Crafts *** Thanksgiving Decorations *** Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas *** Thanksgiving History *** Thanksgiving Pie Recipes *** Traditional Thanksgiving Food *** Ways To Say Thank You

VALENTINE'S DAY

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

VETERAN'S DAY

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WACKY HOLIDAYS

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 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)

Phew, just over halfway there. Have a breather, have a cup of tea! (and go on, have a biccie too. I won't tell)
Phew, just over halfway there. Have a breather, have a cup of tea! (and go on, have a biccie too. I won't tell)
Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Home & Garden

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 111

Welcome to the

Home and Garden Topic!

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 Décor

GARDENING

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

HOME APPLIANCES

Air Conditioners *** Air Purifiers *** Ceiling Fans *** Dishwashers *** Microwave Ovens *** Refrigerators *** Washer and Dryers *** Wood-Burning Stoves *** Other Home Appliances

HOME DECOR

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 Décor

HOME FURNITURE

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

HOME IMPROVEMENT

Electric Repair *** General Home Repair *** Home Maintenance *** Interior Home Repair *** Plumbing *** Roofing *** Other Home Improvement

HOUSEKEEPING

Cleaning Appliances *** Cleaning Electronic Devices and Gadgets *** Furniture Care *** Green Cleaning *** Home Organizing *** Homemaking *** House Cleaning *** Housekeeper Reviews *** Organizing and Decluttering *** Vacuum Cleaners

KITCHEN

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

LANDSCAPING

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

REMODELING

Bathroom Remodeling *** Exterior Remodeling *** Hiring A Contractor *** Interior Remodeling *** Kitchen Remodeling *** Remodeling Tools and Equipment *** Other Remodeling

Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Internet

SUBTOPICS: 13 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 78

Welcome to the

Internet Topic!

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

Blogging Tips *** Entrepreneur Blogs *** Startup Blogs *** Technology Blogs *** Tumblr *** Typepad *** VideoBlogs *** Wordpress *** Other Blogging Info *** Other Blogs

BROWSERS

Chrome *** Firefox *** Internet Explorer *** Opera *** Safari *** Other Browsers

DOMAIN NAMES

Domain registrars *** How to buy a domain name *** Other Domain Name Topics

ECOMMERCE TIPS

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

Email applications *** Email marketing *** Email newsletters *** Facebook Fmail *** Gmail tips and tricks *** Other Email Topics

FACEBOOK

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

SEO Best Practices *** SEO resources and blogs

TWITTER

Best Of Twitter *** Twitter Applications *** Twitter Tips *** Other Twitter Info

WEB 2.0

Web Conferences *** Web Startups *** Other Web 2.0 Topics

WEB DESIGN

Web Design Best Practices *** Web Fonts *** Website Development Tools

WEB ENTERTAINMENT

Funny Websites *** Seasonal Websites *** Web Series *** Other Web Entertainment

WEB PROGRAMMING

Ajax *** ASP Net *** C *** CSS *** Dreamweaver *** HTML *** Javascript *** MySQL *** Perl *** PHP *** Python *** Ruby on Rails *** Scalability *** Visual Basic *** Web Programming Basics *** Other Web Programming

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

15. INTERNET

* 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!

Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Music

SUBTOPICS: 8 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 60

Welcome to the

Music Topic!

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

INSTRUMENTS

Bass *** Brass *** Drums *** Guitar *** Keyboard *** Marching Band *** Percussion *** Piano *** String *** Woodwind *** Other Instruments

MUSIC GEAR & ACCESSORIES

Amps *** Cases *** Pedals *** Picks *** Stands *** Straps

MUSIC GENRES

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

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Artists *** Composers *** iTunes *** Music Producers *** Music Publishers and Labels

MUSICIANS

*** No Sub-Subtopics ***

SOUNDTRACKS

Compilations *** Movie Soundtracks

VINYL RECORDS

Collecting Records *** Record players *** Storing Vinyl *** Vinyl Records For Sale *** Vinyl Vs. Digital

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Non Profits

SUBTOPICS: 6 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 51

Welcome to the

Non Profits Topic!

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.

CHARITIES

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

DONATIONS

Donate Clothes *** Donate Time *** Donate to Charity *** Donation Letters *** Help Charities *** International Aid *** Other Donations Topics

FUNDRAISING

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

GRANTS

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

VOLUNTEERING

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)

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Parenting & Kids

SUBTOPICS: 15 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 159

Welcome to the

Parenting and Kids Topic!

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.

BABIES

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 CLOTHES

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

CHILD CARE

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

CHILDREN

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

DADS

Dad Bloggers *** Dad Websites *** Dads of Multiples *** New Dads *** Single Dads *** Stay at Home Dads *** Teenage Dads *** Tribute To My Dad *** Working Dads

GENERAL PARENTING

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

GRANDPARENTS

Grandfathers *** Grandmothers *** Other Grandparent Topics

KID'S CLOTHES

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

MOMS

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

PREGNANCY

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

SIBLINGS

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

TODDLERS

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)

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Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Pets & Animals

SUBTOPICS: 17 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 186

Welcome to the

Pets and Animals Topic!

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 RIGHTS

Animal Law *** Animal Rights Activism *** Anti-hunting *** Cruelty to animals *** Working Animals

BIRDS

Bird Cages *** Bird Food *** Bird Rescue *** Bird Supplies *** Bird Toys *** Bird Training *** Eagles *** Parrots *** Wild Birds *** Other Bird Info

CATS

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

DOGS

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

Fish Food *** Fish Ponds *** Fish Tanks and Aquariums *** Fresh Water Fish *** Salt Water Fish

HORSES

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

INSECTS

Ants *** Bees and Wasps *** Beetles *** Bugs *** Butterflies and Moths *** Cockroaches *** Dragonflies *** Flies *** Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets *** Non-Poisonous Spiders *** Poisonous Spiders *** Other Insects

LEGENDARY CREATURES

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

MARINE LIFE

Crabs *** Cuttlefish *** Dolphins *** Eels *** Giant Squids *** Jellyfish *** Octopus *** Octopuses and Squids *** Seals *** Sharks *** Shrimp *** Whales *** Other Marine Life

MARSUPIALS

Kangaroos *** Koalas *** Possums *** Tasmanian Devils *** Wallabies *** Wombats

PREHISTORIC LIFE

Dinosaurs *** Mastodons *** Saber Tooth Cats *** Woolly Mammoths *** Other Prehistoric Life

PRIMATES

Apes *** Baboons *** Chimpanzees *** Gorillas *** Monkeys *** Orangutans

REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS

Alligators *** Crocodiles *** Frogs *** Iguanas *** Lizards *** Newts *** Salamanders *** Snakes *** Toads *** Tortoises *** Turtles

RODENTS

Beavers *** Chipmunks *** Gerbils *** Groundhogs *** Guinea Pigs *** Hamsters *** Mice *** Porcupines *** Rats *** Squirrels

SMALL MAMMALS

Ferrets *** Meerkats *** Rabbits & Relatives *** Raccoons

WILD ANIMALS

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

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

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.

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Relationships & Family

SUBTOPICS: 7 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 33

Welcome to the

Relationships and Family Topic!

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

Dating Tips for Men *** Dating Tips for Women *** Divorce and Dating *** Successful Online Dating

DIVORCE

Divorce Help *** Divorce Help for Children *** Divorce Laws *** Ending a Marriage

FAMILY HISTORY

Birth Records *** Death Records *** Family Traditions *** Genealogy and Family Trees *** Marriage Records

FRIENDSHIP

Dealing With Neighbors *** Ending Friendships *** Help Kids Make Friends *** Mend a Friendship *** Roommates

MARRIAGE

Engagement *** Gay Marriage *** Have A Happy Marriage *** Infidelity in Marriage *** Marriage Traditions

RELATIONSHIP ABUSE

Abuse of Children *** Abuse of Elders *** Abusive Partners *** Domestic Violence Help *** Signs of Abusive

RELATIONSHIP HELP

Long Distance Relationships *** Relationship Tips *** Repairing Relationships *** Understanding Men *** Understanding Women

Topics Brainstorm: 16-20

10 Great Ideas for Lenses!

16. MUSIC

* 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

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Sports & Recreation

SUBTOPICS: 7 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 128

Welcome to the

Sports and Recreation Topic!

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.

EXTREME SPORTS

Bungee Jumping *** Cliff Diving *** Freestyle BMX *** Hang Gliding *** Skateboarding *** Skydiving *** Wakeboarding

FANTASY SPORTS

Fantasy Baseball *** Fantasy Football *** Other Fantasy Sports

MARTIAL ARTS

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

SPORTING EVENTS

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

SPORTS

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

WATER 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

WINTER SPORTS

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!

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Photo Credit: Squidoo

Squidoo Community

SUBTOPICS: 10 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 44

Welcome to the

Squidoo Community Topic!

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!

ABOUT ME

All About Me *** My Resume *** Why I Squidoo

LENSMAKING TIPS

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

MODULES

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

SQUIDOO LENSOGRAPHIES

Giant Squid lensographies *** How to write a lensography *** Themed lensographies

SQUIDU FORUM

SquidU Forum Highlights *** SquidU Forum Tips

TRAFFIC & PROMOTION

SEO Tips For Lenses *** Social networking for lenses *** Tagging Tips

TRIBUTE LENSES

*** 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?

Photo Credit: Jupiter Images
Photo Credit: Jupiter Images

Travel & Places

SUBTOPICS: 27 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 351

Welcome to the

Travel and Places Topic!

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!

AUSTRALIA

Adelaide *** Australian Culture & Tradition *** Brisbane *** Canberra *** Darwin *** Melbourne *** Perth *** Popular Australian Food *** Sydney *** Visiting Australia

CANADA

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

CENTRAL AMERICA

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

EASTERN AFRICA

Burundi *** Comoros *** Djibouti *** Eritrea *** Ethiopia *** Kenya *** Madagascar *** Malawi *** Mauritius *** Mayotte *** Mozambique *** Reunion *** Rwanda *** Seychelles *** Somalia *** Tanzania *** Uganda *** Visiting Eastern Africa *** Zambia *** Zimbabwe

EASTERN EUROPE

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

MIDDLE AFRICA

Angola *** Cameroon *** Central African Republic *** Chad *** Congo (Brazzaville) *** Congo, Democratic Republic of the *** Equatorial Guinea *** Gabon *** Sao Tome and Principe

MIDDLE EAST

Bahrain *** Iran *** Iraq *** Israel *** Jordan *** Kuwait *** Lebanon *** Oman *** Palestine *** Qatar *** Saudi Arabia *** Syria *** United Arab Emirates *** Yemen

MY TRAVEL BUCKETLIST

*** No Sub-Subtopics ***

NEW ZEALAND

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

NORTHERN AFRICA

Algeria *** Egypt *** Libyan Arab Jamahiriya *** Morroco *** Sudan *** Tunisia *** Western Sahara

OCEANIA

Australia *** Fiji *** French Polynesia *** Guam *** Kiribati *** Marshall Islands *** Micronesia *** New Caledonia *** New Zealand *** Papua New Guinea *** Samoa *** Samoa, American *** Solomon, Islands *** Tonga *** Vanuatu

SOUTH AMERICA

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

SOUTHERN AFRICA

Benin *** Botswana *** Burkina Faso *** Lesotho *** Namibia *** South Africa *** Swaziland

THE CARIBBEAN

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

U.S. TERRITORIES

Puerto Rico

UNITED STATES

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

WESTERN AFRICA

Cape Verde *** Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) *** Gambia *** Ghana *** Guinea *** Guinea-Bissau *** Liberia *** Mali *** Mauritania *** Niger *** Nigeria *** Saint Helena *** Senegal *** Sierra Leone *** Togo

WESTERN EUROPE

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

Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Video Games

SUBTOPICS: 12 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 75

Welcome to the

Video Games Topic!

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.

BESTSELLING GAMES

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

GAME GENRES

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

GAMING CONSOLES

Playstation *** Vintage Consoles *** Wii *** Xbox

GAMING GEAR & ACCESSORIES

Gaming Gear *** Gaming Headsets *** Gaming Joysticks *** Gaming Keyboards *** Gifts for Gamers *** Other Gaming Accessories

GAMING HANDHELDS

Game Boy *** Nintendo DS *** Sony PSP

GAMING INDUSTRY

Famous Game Developers *** Game Companies *** Game Dynamics *** Gaming Blogs *** Gaming Conferences *** How to get a job in games

MOBILE GAMES

Blackberry Games *** Droid Games *** GPS Games *** iPhone Games

PC GAMES

Best Gaming Computers *** PC Gaming Accessories *** Popular PC Games

SOCIAL 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!

Photo Credit: Morguefile
Photo Credit: Morguefile

Weddings

SUBTOPICS: 17 / SUB-SUBTOPICS: 116

Welcome to the

Weddings Topic!

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 SHOWERS

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

BUDGET WEDDINGS

Do It Yourself Wedding *** Inexpensive Wedding Receptions *** Save Money on a Wedding

HONEYMOONS

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

THEME WEDDINGS

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

WEDDING DECORATIONS

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

WEDDING FASHIONS

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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

DIY Wedding Photography *** Photographers *** Wedding Photo Albums

WEDDING PLANNING

Create Wedding Budget *** Wedding Checklists *** Wedding Planners

WEDDING RECEPTIONS

Wedding Cakes *** Wedding Caterers and Food *** Wedding DJs and Music *** Wedding Reception Ideas

WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY

DIY Videography *** Videographers

WEDDING VOWS

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

25. WEDDINGS

* 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...

PHEW, made it! My eyes are now totally squidoogled...
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!

Time for a Little Topical Q&A - Please post your comments, feedback and questions here!

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      lyquangtiep 3 years ago

      Very useful. Thanks

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      Outstanding Performance

      (Also shared on Facebook :)

      ~Blessings

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      Missmerfaery444 3 years ago

      @carol-nobleboshnack: Hi Carol,

      If the books are on Amazon then you can showcase them using the Amazon module.

      Some of the themes only become available when you reach higher levels via points on Squidoo (ie when you have published a few lenses and visited other lenses etc) - can't remember if Backyard party is one of the later level themes or not. If it is not available in the theme selector then it will become available at some point when you reach the set level.

      Hope that helps! And welcome to Squidoo!

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      carol-nobleboshnack 3 years ago

      Good morning. I am a brand new member here. I have 2 photos posted on my yet to be published lens and have 2 problem: 1. I am promoting several art books and don't know where I can list them for sale and 2. I like the Backyard Party theme but cannot figure out to to get it on my lens. Much much thanks for any assistance. Carol

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      sha-ron 3 years ago

      Very helpful. very overwhelming

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      centralheating24 3 years ago

      Well explained lens. I understood well now about categories. Thanks for this article.

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      pastorkayte 3 years ago

      This Lens was amazing, I just went through and found a lot of stuff I want to write about, Loved it.

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      chrisilouwho 4 years ago

      thank you thank you thank you!

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      grayenterprise 4 years ago

      I made some Lenses before the new topics and subtopics came up and I need to add subtopics to them to reach 100%, but I can't find out how. I have looked all over. Can you please help

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      laurenrich 4 years ago

      This is a great lens. I did not realize there were so many categories/

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      This is a great list, thanks.

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      Shopping in PJs 4 years ago

      Wow! This was very helpful, and I know have lots of ideas for new lenses, and an idea where to put them! Thank you for putting together this wonderful resource!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Bookmarked! Great reference. It's going to take forever to get through it, but I know it will be worth it. Thanks for going into so much detail.

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      Maria Burgess 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks for sharing! =) I will be back for further study...

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      neoglitch17 4 years ago

      As I mentioned in the Predictions up there, I think we should be able to assign more than one Main Category to a lens. For instance, if I want to write about the dangers of smoking, and I will be using satire to get my message across, then I should be able to select both "Health" and "Humor" as main categories.

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      Cara 5 years ago

      My head hurts. Great lens though.

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      texan203 lm 5 years ago

      I have learned so much. I realize that I haven't even scratched the surface. I feel motivated. Thank you for a great informative lens.

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      Margaret Schindel 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is an absolutely AWESOME lens with incredibly helpful content. I can't imagine how much work was involved in putting it together, and I appreciate your commitment to keeping it up-to-date more than I can say! Very enthusiastic and grateful SquidAngel blessings coming your way! :)

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      What an amazing resource - thanks for all your hard work!

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      playercoach 5 years ago

      This lens provided me with exactly what I was looking for and it was attractive and well presented. Thanks!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Very informative lens. Congratulations on your Purple Star award!

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      angel uriel87 5 years ago

      What else can I say? This lens was great! :)

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      nyclittleitaly 5 years ago

      Great lens. I am on squidoo for over two years and I learned a lot from your lens. Thank you.

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      HarrietC LM 5 years ago

      this lens is really informative...very helpful for a Sqidoo newbie like me ^_^

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very helpful info and terrific lens! Thanks for sharing!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Wow! My head is spsinning! Great lens ~ thanks for all the terrific, valuable, can't live without info!

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      Chocolatealchemy 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Awesome Lens, thanks for sharing all your knowledge. I've learned lots and am inspired!

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      Missmerfaery444 5 years ago

      @TeacherSerenia: Thanks Serenia! I finally got around to updating :)

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      Peta Panos 5 years ago from Norway

      Great lens, it demystified a few things for me, thanks for doing it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Squidoo topics ARE a lot like the Dewey Decimal System! I love reading Squidoo lens and the topics help me find what I'm looking for. Terrific lens!

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      TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      Ok let me add to that - There are 15 new sub topics - you have quite a bit of updating to do. Here is the HQ page that mentions them

      http://hq.squidoo.com/squid-news/headsup/weve-adde...

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      TeacherSerenia 5 years ago

      Just so you know - there is a new category. Its not listed in this lens so you probably don't know about it yet. There is a new monthly quest being run this year (2012) about silly celebrations and wacky holidays - one new quest for each month.

      And that quest now has its own sub-topic and 12 sub-sub-topics - one for each month. This is FYI so you can update this lens. .

      Home » Holidays & Celebrations » Wacky Holidays » Wacky January Holidays .

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Topics aren't everything, but they're a great way to categorize your lens with other similar topics and increase your chances of being found. Thanks for writing a great tutorial!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

      So helpful when looking for a topic. I didn't find the category that I needed (surprised it isn't here as a separate one), but came up with some ideas for how to classify a new lens.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Thanks for reminding me to be more active on SquidU. Actually to be active on SquidU... All the best!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      This is a great tips lens and oh, so easy to read! I am returning on this Memorial Day weekend to add my blessings! Thanks for all of the help!

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      onlinemba 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such useful information to us

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      great lens... :)

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      NYThroughTheLens 6 years ago

      Another great lens. Bookmarking this because it's a great breakdown of the topics and subtopics of Squidoo.

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      Karnel 6 years ago from Lower Mainland of BC

      Sure glad I came across your lens, after reading it I went and changed a few of my lens categories, seems they were in the wrong place...Thanks a million for sharing this lens I will be coming back here often

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      Fabulously informative lens...great job of putting it all together!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      I like to have more categories, as it will help on traffic and finding us in search...

      This is a great lens

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      ChaosAndCritters 6 years ago

      Brilliant list! I'm building my own Squidoo Subtopic Challenge Lensography right now as you have totally inspired me!

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      fantastic lens! thank you for compiling every category and sub category here! cheers

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      solutionism 6 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      wow this must have taken an age! to put together fantastic page about squidoo topics, and even some I had never seen before

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      golfspice 6 years ago

      Very helpful - good work.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      My mind boggles at the amount of work you've put into this very informative lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      Lou165 6 years ago from Australia

      This must have taken you hours to put together - I wish I'd found it a lot sooner it would've made my categorizing a lot easier :)

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      nuestraherencia 6 years ago

      Great lens, especially for us newbies...thanks for writing it!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      A great resource for all Lensmasters. Great job done, really appreciate the hard work you've put in creating this Lens. Adding to my favorites.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Wow, this is such an amazing and useful lens! Thank you for so much hard work. I just had to give it a blessing even though it's not my "neighborhood" and I'll be back to check up on all these topics many times I'm sure.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Blessed by a neighborhood angel! Awesome lens!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      It is a very useful lens, 5 *, lensroll and I'll come back to read more, you cannot retain all at once...

      Regards

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Good grief, this is a heck of an informative lens! Thank you for clarifying Squidoo topics!

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      beerhead 6 years ago

      Still try to fit my lenses into the right catagories. But I do like the new tools. Terrific lens!!

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      Gamganny 6 years ago

      Wow is all I can! What a great lens and so much information about the new categories! Blessed :)

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I'm surprised at how some important sub and sub-sub topics aren't listed at all, whereas most of the Water Sports, Winter Sports, and some of the Martial Arts sub-sub topics are duplicated in the Sports Subtopic.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Just the other day, I was searching for a quick reference for the sub-categories. Finding the correct place for a lens is so important and I fear, I still have a few of mine mis-categorized. Thank you for taking the time to make this extremely helpful and handy guide. Most Excellent!

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      TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

      Congrats on the Purple Star. Well done!!

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      TapIn2U 6 years ago

      Great lens! Full of information and very helpful. Thanks for the lens. Blessings Sundae:)

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      Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      This is really helpful. Thanks. I intend to refer to this page often.

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      Paul Turner 6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Wow! Super lens. I have favorited it.

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      This is an amazing lens on squidoo's new categories. I'll be back. I am an angel in the Animal Rights category, however, we're allowed to bless outside our neighborhood when we flutter across some really amazing lenses. This is one of those times -:)

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      I am awestruck. I can't believe the work and effort and heart you put into this lens. And it was incredibly helpful. I re-categorized many of my lenses as I went through each topic. Really really useful. thank you so much for taking this on.

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      doubleside lm 6 years ago

      nice information. Some people must read this before choose the topics. :)l

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      doubleside lm 6 years ago

      nice information. Some people must read this before choose the topics. :)l

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      This is an excellent lens to explain sub topics and topics! Looks like you put a lot of work into it. I mean a lot of work! Awesome!

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Liked and bookmarked. You pulled together a terrific amount of information. Great job.

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      Wow, did you put a lot of work into this page. Very well done!

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      purplelady 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for putting together this outstanding lens about the new Squidoo Topics. This had to have taken a long time to do and I commend your dedication to the task. I really learned a lot from this lens and will fave so I can keep coming back to learn more.

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      I just tried to nominate a new sub/sub topic, but they only let you nominate subtopics

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      Titia Geertman 6 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Thanks for this great lens. I know there's still a lot to do on the sub/subs and I know too that there always be not categorized topics, but it's a start.

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      This must have taken you a long time to do. First off, a big thank you! This is well needed by the community. Secondly, it is beautifully presented. I give it my first blessing with my new wings (even before I have made my angel lens)

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Superbly presented and most useful for every lensmaster. I've submitted it for LoTD. Well done!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      This is amazing - thanks for putting this together for all of us:-) Definitely favorited and bookmarked so I can find it again.

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      Richard 6 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      I can see you have put a lot of work into this. Thanks for putting it together :) Angel blessed.

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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Excellent, excellent job. I couldn't leave this site without leaving a blessing from the Squidoo Community SquidAngel.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Oh, my goodness. Thank you so much for this excellent review of the sub-topics and sub-sub-topics! It would have taken me so long to create this that it would have been outdated before I ever got it published. Excellent, excellent, excellent! I am bookmarking for future reference.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      You did a great job on this...very helpful.

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      What a labor of love you have created here! This is just great!

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      Othercatt 6 years ago

      Wow. I bet this lens took all day to create. It's very helpful.

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for writing this lens. It's a great help to me as I have trouble deciding where my pages should land.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      Much prettier than mine on the same topic! Mine still nedds lots of polish. Lensrolled to squidoo categories :-)

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      Carolan Ross 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      You've created one excellent resource, thanks SO much, I can see that it was very time-consuming but well-formatted and easy to understand.

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      What a lot of work for you and a great guide for us! I love the new categories; I just still have lenses that don't fall into the ones they have. thanks for doing this!

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Bless you! This helps a lot, to get familiar with the new topics structure...**angel blessed**