Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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A Fun Tip from lensmaster poetvix

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 08:29 AM PDT

shoesA recent Squidquest asked our lensmasters to share a quick tip they use while making Halloween lenses. Here’s one we received from lensmaster poetvix. We think this tip works well for making “any” lenses… not just for Halloween.

Hm? Tips, huh? The best tip I could give anyone is to have fun.If you’re not having fun, your readers won’t be either.

Next, the dreaded edits. They must be done… again, and again and again.

Lastly, check your scorecard. If it doesn’t say 100, you’re not ready. If it does, your ready to start going over things with a critical eye. If you’re anything like me, you’ll think all looks good, hit publish, and then find at least 10 typos to edit again!

It’s all part of the fun, so do just that. Have fun! ~poetvix

Stop by one of poetvix’s most recent Halloween lenses to see her tip in action:  Upcycle Old Shoes with Bandanas – Gothic Chic – Demo

Lens of the Day: Philippines, My Home

Posted: 21 Aug 2013 05:24 AM PDT

Try A Squidoo Quest (and check out the new Lens Quest tab).

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 11:58 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2013-08-20 at 2.46.11 PMSquidoo Quests are the perfect way to spark an idea for a lens!

We offer two types of quests…1) Quests for specific groups like the RocketSquids, Giant Squids or the Top 2000 lensmasters in Food & Cooking. 2) Quests for the entire community!

As always…you can view a list of specific quests that are available to you on your Quests Tab on your Dashboard.

NEW! We’ve also added a Community Lens Quests Tab on SquidooHQ with all of the community wide Quests listed with their end dates. This way you can check back often for quests that you might have missed.

So happy Questing!


What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation? – A quest that everyone can do. Ends – Aug. 28th.

Posted: 20 Aug 2013 09:30 AM PDT

knockoutAs we move closer to autumn, we’d love for you to share something you did or learned during summer 2013… on a new lens, of course.

This quest is open to all Squidoo lensmasters. 

We aren’t offering points for this one but we will be looking at all of the lenses we receive, and any and all that are worthy will get a Purple Star.

At the end of the week we’ll also take the very best and show them off in a list post right here at Squidoo HQ.

Ideas we’d love to see include:

  • A review of a book you read over the summer.
  • A photo tour of a vacation you took, even if it was just a day trip.
  • Share the excitement of a show or concert you attended.
  • Write a review of a new purchase you made.
  • Make a lens that shares something  you learned over the summer or something you studied more in depth.
  • Tell us about a  hobby you started or something you decided to begin collecting.
  • Reflect on a fun memory that was made with your family and friends such as a reunion, wedding or a day at the shore.
  • A DIY project you completed.
  • Or make a lens about anything else you did or learned this past summer.

To enter this quest simply share the link to your new lens right here in the comments section of this post before the end of the day on Wednesday August 28th 2013.  We’ll review the lenses as they come in and create a list post to show them off at the end of the quest.

We can’t wait to see what you did on your summer vacation 2013.

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