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What Can I Post About?

Updated on April 28, 2015

No Post Ideas? Mind Gone Blank?

We've all been there - done a few posts, learned a few tricks, got the bug. And then, the first flurry of ideas is used up and we stare at the screen helplessly. What to do next, what can you post about?

Well, sooner or later you'll go shopping. You'll look at a few things, perhaps compare a couple of different brands, buy one of them. Go home, stare blankly at screen again, make another coffee ...

WOAH! Rewind, you've just done a comparative review of two products. Something made you buy one over the other. You have a product and can use it - there's your next post, and you can give it the personal touch that sells, make your own pictures, use the kids as testers ...

Intro image: By Roger469 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Writers' Block

Have you ever suffered it? How did you get past it?

Sometimes

Sometimes

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    • Resident-Nerd 4 years ago

      Yes i do suffer from blocks occasionally but i have other things i can do so time is never wasted.

    • getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I try to leave things up to inspiration because that seems to be when I do my best work, I end up writing on something that moves me or that I am interested in.

    • gottaloveit2 4 years ago

      I sort of have decided to wallow in my writer's block when it happens. I figure it's my brain's way of relaxing for a bit. I know I'll get going again one day.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I switch gears and do something completely different from writing.

    • Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I just wait until inspiration comes, and I do other things in the meantime.

    • Othercatt 5 years ago

      I used to get lensmakers block, but now I keep an ongoing list of lens ideas to use when my mind goes blank :)

    • Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I am just trying to work through it now. I have been searching Google keywords and online articles for any hint of what my next article could possibly work around and I am coming up blank.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I usually have plenty of ideas, but just can't figure out how to do the lens about them! I'm new at this, so I'm still learning the ropes!

    • TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      Starting can be a big part of the battle.

    • DelightfulDanie 5 years ago

      Yes, I am suffering it right now!

    • GypsyOwl2 5 years ago

      At this point, I seem to have more ideas than minutes! Squidoo is fun!

    • Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Very rarely, but it doesn't last long. Thank goodness!

    • Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      It's not the ideas that get to me, it is the follow through

    • Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I rarely run out of ideas, only time and energy - and sometimes just the mood to write. At any given time I always have a lists of topics I want to write about.

    • baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Just make up a lens about nothing as Seinfeld would say!

    • Positive_cake 5 years ago

      I think this is more about inspiration. I am new to squidoo, but i have been writing poetry since i was 7. And 11 years of experience show that during the no-muse days you shouldn't write at all, because you won't make much sense, but will just get angry and disappointed.

    • OldStones LM 6 years ago

      I have had and do suffer from lensemaker's block. Really I have yet to get over it. Published two have ideas for more but they don't seem to gel, oh well. Something will come together eventually.

    • Poison kitty 6 years ago

      I don't so much get writers block when it comes to thinking up ideas -I get it after about the 2nd paragraph of each lens. After that I feel like the lens doesn't flow and I'm forcing out content. It only gets worse if I leave it though so I generally try to push through.

    • cire81 lm 6 years ago

      To be honest I am still trying to figure out how to resolve this problem. I think taking a break from writing might help

    • Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      From time to time I'm at a loss as to what to write but, more often, I get bored. However I have a schedule to follow ( 2 hours writing daily) so I will write anything to oil my brain. I can delete it after. Or I turn the computer over to my cat.

    • Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I rarely have lens block - quite the opposite, I have so many ideas floating around in my head that I I feel the need for another pair of hands. Some lenses take me over 20 hours to complete, so time is more of a factor for me right now

    • Gamganny 6 years ago

      Yes, sometimes I get burnt out but then I start browsing the web and come up with something in one of my niches.

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      • pkmcr 4 years ago from Cheshire UK

        I look around the house or what we have bought recently and think hmmm what sort of colours do they do that item in that people might want to buy. Then I go off and do my Keyword Research!

      • bgassociate 4 years ago

        Not really. Not yet anyway. I'm still backed up with lens ideas waiting for daylight! Presenting them effectively...now that's something else!

      • victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

        Actually no, I have tons of topics going through my mind. I might struggle with creative writing but never with lensmaking.

      • MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

        When I first started I did and sometimes I reach a moment of what's next....but usually I have 2-4 ideas in my future bin, inside mah head. lol Plus Squidoo is being awesome, as per usual, and making quests that give great ideas! So I don't think I'll be running out anytime soon, hopefully.

      • Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

        This one I would answer "never" as I have a long list of topics I intend to turn into a lens someday and a big folder with bits of paper that are the spark for a lens topic.

        My problem is organizing myself and getting started on one. I usually make 15 to 20 lenses a month though.

      • Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

        I have a huge list of ideas...I just need to find the time to implement them! :)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Used to, but now I have too many ideas and not enough time in a day. :)

      • Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

        I used to get writer's block when I first started writing for Squidoo. I have a few things I do now to get past it, including updating lenses, and now it rarely lasts more than a few hours. I get ideas for lenses everywhere.

      • Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

        I think that this is a common problem that we all face from time to time. You have some good ideas here that I will keep in mind. I think that the more you write, the more you find to write about.

      • Zut Moon 5 years ago

        Rarely - I have so many ideas swirling around in my mind that I cannot keep up. What I do need though is a 72 hour clock. Your options say either "sometimes" or "used to" - neither apllies to me.

      • Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        When I first joined Squidoo, yes, I was a little for ideas, but it didn't take too long to get used to churning ideas, but too little time to get 'em done.

      • termit_bronx 5 years ago

        I had this problem when I started with Squidoo, but now I don't have the time to create all the lenses with new ideas. Amazon research is very helpful.

      • Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

        I suffered this in the early months on Squidoo, but ever since I have been inundated with ideas. My main problem has been the time to create the lenses.

      • yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

        tzook a wlak and a cup of tea...

      • bevy67 6 years ago

        I haven't made that many lenses yet, so I probably can't offer solutions. My problem lies in what to do first. I have so many ideas that I get muddled and end up writing lenes that are much longer than I originally anticipated - I can tend to ramble - then I edit - chop them in half - and sometimes chop them in half again. I do get there in the end.

      • Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

        In the early days, then I saw the advice to write about something I knew and liked

      Personal Review

       

      ideas for lenses
      ideas for lenses

      Things You Own

      What do you own that's useful, easy to use, makes you glad you bought it? What do you own that's a pain in the backside and you wish you'd bought the brand your neighbour has?

      Okay, your iron is better than the last one you bought - why? Lighter, doesn't leak when the water gets low, cord is long enough to not need extension leads? Or your iron is great but next door bought a similar model for half the price. Bummer.

      Do some online searching for reviews and comparisons of similar irons. Talk to friends and neighbours. Write it all down and get onto that keyboard. You'll soon have a review of popular irons with personal recommendations on price and features.

      Image: By TakingITGlobal (http://www.sproutecourse.org/) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

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      lens ideas

      Things Related To The Things You Own

      Page on irons up and running, back to staring blankly at screen? No, What's that table-like thing you put clothes on to iron them? What's the cloth-like thing it's sometimes covered with? Where do you store laundry before it's washed? Before it's ironed? Hangers? Wardrobe and drawer fresheners?

      How about a page on ironing board covers? Better, how about a page on ten great ironing board covers to match a variety of decors? Theme it to make it nichier (sorry about that word - ooh, how about a psot on words that don't exist but should?). Better still, several sets of ten.

      But aren't ironing board covers unsexy? Not necessarily, and anyway everybody needs them. Glam it up with flowered covers, coloured covers, anything you like. Grab that niche and hammer it,.

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      lens ideas

      And After All That Ironing

      You deserve a rest. Lock the kids in their bedrooms and send hubbie out with the dog. There's a new programme on TV you want to watch, with two of your favourite actors, and it'll look good on your new flat screen television.

      Right, if you know where we're going next, you're getting it already. Page on televisions? Not quite, write about that particular television - use the product name and code as the title: People will search for Panasupersonic LED SZ-987765 and you're in that niche market now. Televisions is too large a subject to write a reasonable length page about and you're not an expert on the subject. You are an expert on the product you have in front of you.

      Ideas written down (always write them down), back to the programme. You remember when the lead was in .... Lightbulb moment - write about him? Again, not quite. How about a page on "Fred Smith: the early years" . Your mum loves him as well? She's not your mum, she's a source of information (well, she's probably older than you and will remember when Fred Smith was in an embarassingly bad kids show). Write it down.

      Kids pick the lock on the bedroom door and charge down to watch purple space monsters and large-busted cartoon women fighting. Turn off brain for the duration. Wrong!!! There's a birthday coming up and you suspect you'll have to buy one of those purple monsters immortalised in plastic. Or kit out a bedroom in purple stars. Or theme a party with purple cake and jelly .... Start writing down these ideas.

      I Need A New Iron, Now You Mention It - Context-relevant ads but what's missing?

      As the title says, what's missing? Put a description of your own here - good for search engines and especially good to show readers that you know what you're talking about.

      lens ideas
      lens ideas

      Thank God That's Over

      Space monsters all killed in a variety of ways, kids bathed and in their pyjamas... REWIND! KIds bathed using that new foam that they love because it smells nice and doesn't sting their eyes. Bath was fun because of the game of battleships with the plastic ducks. That new shampoo is good. Is it - why? Dry your hands and write it down.

      Pyjamas - who bought them? You did - why? What made you choose those? Price, a brand you trust? Long lasting? Non-iron? Purple space monsters? Anyone up for a lens on ten great Donald Duck Pyjamas? And some ads on related subjects like bedding, wallpaper, lamps ...

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      lens ideas

      Now It's Really Over

      KIds asleep, hubbie found his way home from the pub and didn't lose the dog - it took a while to settle in as it came from a shelter and had been badly treated as a puppy. You love it and sometimes help at the shelter or raise money for them .... Yep, ideas galore, and all with pics of cute dogs and a sad tale with a happy ending. Get local with some of the ideas - Google is starting to love really locally-based pages, so a post on the shelter at Lower Fall, Wichita, not on dog shelters in general.

      Buit it's only a mongrel, not like the pedigree poodles my friend breeds ... Phone her, she's to be awaiting you tomorrow when you arrive with your camera and notepad. Breeding them, feeding them, caring for them, common problems with the breed, winners at Crufts. Never mind Crufts, ask the expert about local dog shows. She mentions a friend who paints portraits of pets from photographs .... Write it down!

      lens ideas
      lens ideas

      Do Anything Else Today?

      Come on, you're a mother - you work hours that are illegal in civilised countries! You made a beef stew, your grandmother's recipe, the kids love it. Or just a quick meal of baked potatoes with your patented tuna and sweetcorn topping. Except for little Billy who hates fish and ....

      Okay, how many posts in that opening paragraph? By now you won't say one on family cooking, you'll have one on grannie's recipes, one on baked potatoes, one on fussy eating in children, one on .... And we haven't even mentioned the cooker you're looking at buying, or the waffle iron, or the knife set ...

      But I Can't Write About Me

      Wrong, in most good posts you're there anyway - it's your words, your opinions, your experiences.

      Take it a step further: so there's nothing special about you, you just married, are raising a family, balancing a budget, dealing with life's little problems, diagnosing illnesses, treating them sometimes, sitting worried while doctors do things. You're a consumer, a product reviewer, a nurse, a psychologist, You talk to people like you every day. You laugh together about the toddler who put the plastic soldier up his nose and the peanut butter sandwich in the DVD player. You spend a lot of time alone with husband at work and kids at school. You have a computer and an internet connection ....

      Produce Posts Related To The Posts You've Produced

      Grab that niche

      You've now written several pages about the things in your home and the cat is refusing to do any more interviews - what next?

      It's time to get serious and to get pages supporting each other. Someone once said produce pages about the things you own, I said produce pages related to the things you own, now it's produce pages related to the pages you've produced. In the jargon, develop your niche. Judge from traffic and from keyword research what other aspects of an area you can work on, and now get more specific. Say you've done a post on a brand of make up - now you can look at lipstick.. Even better, one post per colour range - one on reds, one on greens and so on. You'll pick up people who search for "Paul's Lipstick", plus "red lipstick" and "Paul's Red Lipstick" - all those nice specific searches which mean more chance of sales.

      Note: when planning the post on reds you'll realise that the same structure will do for every other colour - you've invented a template - and so production of the lenses will be faster and easier. Plus if something isn't working after publication it's easier to make similar quick changes across similar lenses.

      Use whatever linking tools to get the posts in your niche linking to each other - a bit of search engine juice and you're offering good alternatives when people visit any one of the set,

      It's Not That Easy Is It?

      Yes and no is the answer here. Yes, it is that easy to shift the way you think - from "what can I write about?" to "how can I make a jub/blog/whatever about that?". It's comparatively easy to learn decent structures for your posts, to get a feel for what modules work and how different presentations go. The hard part though is getting the traffic, and that's where many come unstuck and even drop out of the game.

      To do well, you need traffic. To get traffic people have to come from links or search results. Your next mission, should you care to accept it, is to learn about keyword research and SEO. How to do all that is way beyond the scope of this page but I'm not going to leave you completely in the lurch - there is a good forum at Squid∩ Community and there's excellent resources via the Hubpages forums.


      There Are Places I Remember

      Places you know and love.

      Any ideas come up reading this page? - Please share them with everyone else

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          fanfreluche 2 years ago from France (but Canadian at heart)

          My kid's toys and games are an excellent source of topic ideas. Otherwise I check what bring traffic to my pages and sometimes pick a few ideas from that

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          julieannbrady 3 years ago

          Oh boy, but I haven't ironed in years -- I remember growing up and having to iron my dad's work clothes and then the sheets and pillow cases. I'm all tuckered out on ironing -- but I still do have an iron and ironing board -- you gave me an idea -- what to do with an ironing board?

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          Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

          @MaggiePowell: Good :)

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          goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

          I never have to worry about topics -- I just need to find more time to write!

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          goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

          I never have to worry about topics -- I just need to find more time to write!

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          MaggiePowell 4 years ago

          Thanks for the tips.... now I have TOO MUCH to write about...

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          AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

          Back for a second visit. Good refresher on how to get past the writer's block.

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          Resident-Nerd 4 years ago

          Very nice and helpful lens. I have suffered from time to time of writers block but as you say sometimes you need to stop trying so hard and just go with the flow using every day life as a topic for writing. Thanks

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          marsha32 4 years ago

          I don't think I have a niche, unless it's book reviews......which happens to be 90% of sales through my lenses (and sales are very rare for me)

          I like your ideas. I do not, however, like lenses that are all about selling something and nothing personal in them. If more would read this lens and write about a product they know, that would be great.

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          Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

          I love this! Once I learned to look at everything from the point of view of lensmaking, I've had no trouble coming up with lens ideas. You've described the process absolutely perfectly. Excellent advice! (Paul's red lipstick? Hmmmm)

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          Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

          Good ideas, and for me it took a log while to sink down into a small niche and then to create a set of several lenses and link them together. My default mode was to try and cram way too much information on one page, which just made the entire process more difficult. Break a topic down into small pieces or subcategories and focus on them, then link with related pages. That in itself can make the challenge of what to write about much simpler.

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          getmoreinfo 4 years ago

          Thanks for bringing up this topic because although we have so many things we can write about or get inspiration from sometimes it is a challenge to pinpoint what those topics should be, I blame it on information overload, we have so many choices it kind of drowns out our natural instincts.

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          Paul 4 years ago from Liverpool, England

          @getmoreinfo: Good point. Perhaps I should try a "how to decide what to make a lens about" lens :)

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          Susan300 4 years ago

          Excellent ideas to generate ideas!! ** Angel Blessed! ** :)

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          gottaloveit2 4 years ago

          Really nice article. I love the ideas you've given us. Well done.

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          grannysage 4 years ago

          Ideas flow easily, it's sitting down and actually doing it that is causing the problem right now.

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          Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

          Wonderful list of suggestions/ideas for lenses! I've recently developed a few in a couple 'niches' and discovered ONE, led to MANY! I could hardly type fast enough... my ideas were just 'coming and coming'. Plus, I still have a list of lens ideas I want to develop. Thanks for the 'reminders'. :)

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          kimbesa 4 years ago from USA

          Lenses related to other lenses...got a lot from just that one bit. Thanks!

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          victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

          Great lens suggestions here!

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          CharlieAlford 4 years ago

          The Beatles were well before my time but this is by far one of my favourite tracks of all time. Like them, this lens is very inspiring. Thanks : )

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          RichLeighHD 4 years ago

          Some great suggestions here!

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          Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

          I thought after I joined Squidoo that it would be hard to come up with ideas to write about, but if you like to promote your local area as just one example, you could write a lens on each of the towns and villages and other places of interest, places to stay, places to eat, daytrips, and that can be expanded to all the places that you have been to. That's a lorra lorra lenses...

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          MarcStorm LM 5 years ago

          I constantly think, "how can I make a lens about that" or "what do I have" or "what do I know that i can make a lens about?"

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          AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

          Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to bookmark this so I can refer back when I hit a wall again.

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          marsha32 5 years ago

          Always idea rolling around in my head. Some I've even started taking pictures for...will I ever get to really making the lens? who knows!

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          Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

          Ack... my mind is teeming with more lens ideas after reading through your brainstorming tips. No, I won't be writing about ironing board covers.

          One way to get good traffic is to search for solutions to a problem you have. Then organize the topic into a lens, as many other people are searching for a solution too. Some of my most popular lenses are these kinds of information hubs.

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          Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          I love this video. One of my favorite songs. It would perfectly illustrate the lens I wrote this week about writing from personal experience, but I will let you keep it. ;-)

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          Joan Haines 5 years ago

          My idea is to bookmark this, and then "squid Angel bless" it.

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          Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

          I don't have any ideas yet--but you have really started me thinking!

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          Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

          I have a couple ideas floating in the back of my brain but they need a novel twist to them to make them unique. That seems to be my stumbling block as of late - creative thought. I'll keep searching for ideas and thank you for this interlude into possible ways to find lens ideas.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Gonna bookmark this one! Great suggestions for brainstorming lens ideas!

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          TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

          h,,, not right now - writer block!

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          Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

          Thanks for the pep talk. We all need them once in awhile.

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          Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

          Great lens to get the creative juices flowing! :)

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          GypsyOwl2 5 years ago

          Super page ideas for sure! This is a good page to review when my mind is empty of ideas - and wonderful for newbies, too!

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          Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

          Great lens ideas. I really do need to work on related lens to the ones I already have.

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          Susan300 5 years ago

          Lots of GREAT ideas here! Thanks! :)

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          Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

          It's always good to read inspiring tips like this. Should make us all better lensmasters. :)

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          Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

          I just need to buckle down and get to work on the ones I have in WIP

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          AngryBaker 5 years ago

          hee hee... I suffer from too many ideas...

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          AngryBaker 5 years ago

          hee hee... I suffer from too many ideas...

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          traveller27 5 years ago

          Yes, thank goodness :))

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          Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

          Been there!! this lens tickled me... thanks for sharing great info...

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          Well, this has been more than helpful. I need to make some notes. :)

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          Othercatt 5 years ago

          I'm sure I'll come up with a few ideas once I stop laughing!

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          davenjilli lm 5 years ago

          still waiting on baby goats

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          Frischy 5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

          The song at the end brought back a lot of memories for me. Will I write a lens about it? Not sure. Something to think about. Lots of ideas here. Thanks, Paul!

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          Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

          I can't cook anything anymore without my camera. New ideas popup all the time and sort of just ferment until they find their way into a template. My husband rushes in all the time with ideas. Now if I could only get the boy to homeschool himself, the cats to sit on someone else and the dog to get her head off my lap, I could get some writing done.

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          Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

          Yikes, I wish I had the problem of know what to write about. I cannot go out without finding new ideas, cannot read the paper without finding new ideas, not even cook supper. Just what I don't need -- more ideas, LOL.

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          Zut Moon 5 years ago

          I agree about jotting your ideas on paper. I have a pen and paper by my bed at all times. I just jot down a word or two to remind me later. Writer's block happens to many people and yes, it does happen to me with the short stories I write on Smashwords. But it does not happen to me here on Squidoo which is such a flexible medium. If you have a vivid imagination and some intelligence (I think I quality for both) then writer's block is seldom, if ever a problem. If you are short of ideas - SURF THE NET ... surely something will stir you and get those creative juices flowing ...Can I come down off my Soap Box now ... thanks.

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          Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          You have definitely got the mind racing with ideas with this well-written lens to to help generate lens ideas. Initially, after joining Squidoo, I did find it challenging on what to write about, but now, I have more idea and WIPs, than I have time to create lenses. Blessings!

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          Carol Fisher 5 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

          You've come up with excellent suggestions and also great methods for getting us to think at a tangent when it comes to things we use and do regularly. We forget that these can be the basis of an interesting and popular page. Blessed.

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          Heather B 5 years ago

          I am slowly learning the ropes when it comes to effective lens writing. SEO research really does work if it is applied correctly, and it always helps discovering those precious sites or blogs which drive traffic to your lenses! :) I have plenty to write about, but I never have the time.

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          Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

          Writing pages on squidoo is like selling on eBay. On eBay I say: sell what you know, know what you sell. Squidoo is the same: write about what you know or like, and know/like the things you write about. I usually don't lack topics I can write about, it's time that is the problem.

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          OldStones LM 6 years ago

          Great lense, an excelent way to look at lense creation and spark new ideas. This will be very helpful.

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          jlshernandez 6 years ago

          I noticed that the lenses I wrote about things I own around the house or things that I have experienced do well. But it takes me a while to orgnaize my thoughts and begin writing.

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          Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

          I write about places that I have been, my home town, and a place can be the source of dozens of lenses - places to stay, famous people, entertainment and nightlife, local attractions, local restaurants etc... Nicely done Paul.

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          yourgoldenfuture 6 years ago

          there is always a topic to write about...if you have a book or a film...

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          Susanna Duffy 6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

          I have the advantage of the creek behind my house and the river 10 minutes away. I carry a little book in my pocket and jot down questions. What was that bird? Why is that flower orange? What is that man on the park bench reading? Is that woman waiting for her lover? I slip my imagination off the leash.

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          hsschulte 6 years ago

          Spectacular!

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          antoivo lm 6 years ago

          Now i don`t know what idea to turn into a lens..too many Ouch my head HURTS :)

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          Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

          You made my day with this one Paul! Now I'll have to cope with too many ideas :)

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          Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

          @TeacherSerenia: And there's room here for teaching - or just talking - which I enjoy. However, through need or desire there's a market for marketers - and good luck to them.

          ps Serenia's lenses are well worth visiting.

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          lilmuchang1 6 years ago

          Lol, I love the i-need-a-new-iron part!

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          Othercatt 6 years ago

          Fantastic! I usually get bored with "ideas" lenses (yet I'm the Lens Ideas Angel. lol). This was just great. And so many good ideas. It's totally blessed.

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          TeacherSerenia 6 years ago

          I dunno - for some reason - writing about the iron or the TV or the kids PJ's are really quite BORING ideas to me. I never came here to sell stuff. I hate being a sales person. I much prefer to be informative. I came here to TEACH!!!!

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          Barbara Tremblay Cipak 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

          Nice idea for a lens, all very good tips - "Things Related to Things you Own" (I'll have to think about that one, good idea)

          Barb

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          Jen 6 years ago from Canada

          Wow. Lots of great ideas for lens. I think you just gave me a new way to generate lens ideas. Thanks:)

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          Gamganny 6 years ago

          Wonderful ideas on writing lenses that you know something about Blessed :)

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          bevy67 6 years ago

          Great lens - You have given me even more ideas. It's a great idea to talk about things you have had personal experience with. Our washing machine died last week and a trip to the electrical store to buy a new one. What an experience - so many choices - it can be confusing. Might be a washing machine lens in the making!!