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You Know You're Spending Too Much Time on Squidoo if...

Updated on March 29, 2013

We're Addicted to Squidoo

You know who you are. You family members roll their eyes whenever you mention Squidoo. Their eyes glaze over at the dinner table as you begin to tell them what you learned today during research for your latest lens. At a certain point, all Squiddicts have to succumb to the urge and build a lens like this one. My time has come.

Photo courtesy of Flickr and rekha6

Why is Squidoo So Addictive?

Squidoo gives me an opportunity to express my creativity and opinions. I love building lenses and watching them come together into a coherent message.

I read other lenses and learn about things that I didn't even know exist. The range of knowledge at Squidoo is phenomenal! I can browse the Top 100 on any subject and find new and interesting topics every time.

I've made some wonderful friends here. I know they're not friends in the traditional sense, but they tend to understand my Squidness because they are all tentacled, too. This group has provided support for its members through some amazing times, both good and bad.

Squidoo is a comfortable place for me, and it came to me at just a time when I really needed it.

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Your Turn to Vote

How much time each week do you spend on Squidoo?

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Note to Self

Remember to thank everyone at Squidoo for making my life better.

Leave me a little note, because I live for them. If you've made a lens about your Squiddiction, let me know; I'll add it to this lens.

Are You Addicted Too?

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    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      I have multiple addictions (Squidoo and eHow) so it's very conflicting to divide my time.

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      Heidi 8 years ago from Benson, IL

      Very amusing Lens...I added one to the "You Know You're Spending Too Much Time on Squidoo When..." poll, "When You Dream about creating new Lenses." LOL.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Haha! I love this lens! I haven't been here very long but I can see where it can be very addicting! I've made four lenses so far and I love it,

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      monarch13 8 years ago

      "Just one more lens and I promise I'll make dinner for you kid, just what is your name again?"

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Wow, Margo really is strongly addicted LOL Me? I can quit whenever I want ... no really, I can, honest. I don't panic when the connection goes down, not in the slightest, really, I don't, nor do I go around threatening violence on the modem until connection is re-established, oh no, I never do that.

      And doesn't everyone check their lenses before they go to the loo and/or put the kettle on in the morning?

      Bless you ;)

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 8 years ago

      I am not addicted to Squidoo because I can stop whenever I want to, I just don't want to. I will stop after I get 75 lenses for my giant squid application, well actually there are some really neat perks in the 100 club, so I will want to quit then, but I am not addicted, no, not me.

      (Why is the dog chewing my toes, I fed him three days ago) Anyway, addiction is for weak people, I am just here because I want to be here.

      So there with your 5* lenses!!!! ;=p

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      thepartyanimal2 8 years ago

      Oh see - great minds think alike - I will feature this on my Intervention page - 5 addicting stars for you

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      ThomasC 8 years ago

      I think I am addicted to Squidoo! What do you think B? Great lens! Angel Blessing for you!

      ThomasC

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      Debbie 9 years ago from England

      Just realised, I've been on here for the last 8 hours today!! Nice fun lens that made me nod with recognition more than once ;)

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      Dianne Loomos 9 years ago

      You can spend too much time on Squidoo.....?

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      audrey07 9 years ago

      Hmmm... I started with a blogging addiction. Then, I started creating websites, writing articles and now landed in Squidoo. I think my laptop must be the most used electronic gadget in my home, beating even the TV. :)

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      shynab56 9 years ago

      Wow! How great! I like to be like one!

    • ctavias0ffering1 profile image

      ctavias0ffering1 9 years ago

      Love this lens :-)

      It's all so very true, everything is becoming a potential Squidoo lens LOL

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Definitely addicted... Great lens Bee. 5***** It's funny how we are all drawn here...

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      LePoochie 9 years ago

      Hi, My name is LePoochie, and I'm an addict, too! I just recently found Squidoo, but it was love at first sight! Great Lens!

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      inese_millere 9 years ago

      Hi, it seems I am spending toooo much time here. Thanks for creating this lens.

      Inese

      P.S. I just tried to add something from CafePress but when I clicked save - there were just a half of pictures?

      P.S.S. how dod you get that lovely little tiny moduli (like postit)

      Thank you.

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      Alban 9 years ago

      You are funny. Thanks for your honesty. For me it comes in waves. When I create a new lens, it gets me going even till late night. But at some point everything gets back to normal, besides, I don't really have anything to sell, except an idea, which seems such an unpopular one.

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      Moe Wood 9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I'm a lot like Rich. I constantly check throughout the day and when I get a comment email everything else that is going on stops. It's strange to be addicted to something so orange. :)

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      RichLeighHD 9 years ago

      I think I might be ever so slightly addicted... when I go to sleep at night I dream about squids, when I come online the first thing I check is squidoo, and throughout the day I'm constantly loading up my dashboard and checking as to whether or not I've got any new hits. Thoroughly enjoyed the lens, shall definitely have to create my own some time!

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      religions7 9 years ago

      Great lens. and yes, I'll admit it, I'm addicted too :)

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Totally addicted and lovin' it! I enjoy creating, reading, visiting lenses, getting to know you all, learning on the forum.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      When I first started, I spent every available free minute on Squidoo. Now, well school's starting again so... Its real easy to let it take over your life.

      Great lens.

      Lizzy

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      How true is this! Great list of "you know you're addicted if"!

      :)

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      Gillie2tat 9 years ago

      Lovely lens and five stars! So funny - and I agree too, I'm always checking into my dashboard! And my captcha for this post - which doesn't help the title either - was birdbees!

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      Trekkiemelissa 9 years ago

      I have not been here that long and I am already addicted. I think I got addicted right from the beginning. Great lense. :)

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      The Homeopath 9 years ago

      I FEEL SO NORMAL NOW!!!!!

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      Crystal Booth 9 years ago from Stroud, OK

      I am most certainly addicted to Squidoo. I think I would die if Squidoo was no more. As it is, I do panic if I can't access the site. And my kids have learned to forage for their own food during the day! Fantastic job on a great lens! Thanks for visiting my lens as well. ~ Crystal

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      Tammy Winand 9 years ago from McleodGanj HP India

      umm..yes, addicted

      I suffered some withdrawal symptoms upon arriving in WY and having limited internet connectivity

      but now I am on again before AND after my "real" job

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Oh, yeah. Me, too. Totally addicted. I like the choice about the cobwebs growing on me, but in my case it's the husband who has had to learn to fend for himself! (Thanks for including my Squidoo Somebody lens!)

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      WhippetTalk 9 years ago

      You bet I am! I spend more time on Squidoo than I do working - at work!

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      starlitparlit 9 years ago

      I don't think I am addicted yet, but then again I only signed up on squidoo about two days ago. I love your lens though, too cute.

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      ThomasC 9 years ago

      Yea I would have to say I am addicted. I hereby declare that we move to start a SAA club so we can all get help for our addiction!

      Great Lens I loved it!