Friday, March 7, 2014

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Lens of the Day: My Vintage Doll Collection 1960s and 1970s

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 05:00 AM PST

dollsLensmaster mel-kav had the forethought to do something many of us only wished we had done… she saved her beloved childhood toys.

Stop by today’s Lens of the Day, My Vintage Doll Collection 1960s and 1970s, where she takes us on a stroll down memory lane.

If you were a child of the 60′s or 70′s, you’ll probably see some familiar faces. If not, you’ll get a good look at what us girls treasured in the pre-video-game era.  Either way, I think you’ll find this lens an interesting and fun read.

Before you go, tell us, did you save any of your favorite childhood toys?

Review of the Day: Seventies Stories – Carole Anne: A Former Pageant Winner Who Knows the ABCs of Compassion

Posted: 07 Mar 2014 04:32 AM PST

What do homeless dogs, a beautiful young woman, a plaid pea coat, and a hit song from the 70s all have in common?  Why, they’re all discussed in today’s Review Lens of the Day, of course.

Check out  Seventies Stories – Carole Anne: A Former Pageant Winner Who Knows the ABCs of Compassion, to see how Squidoo’s “Disco Queen” 70′s Contributor and Review of the Day honoree, DebW07, ties all these topics together.

How To Carve A Niche Of Your Own On Squidoo

Posted: 06 Mar 2014 10:05 AM PST

carving123You don’t need to be a contributor to carve your own niche here on Squidoo. You just need a topic area that you love.

Let me show you how one lensmaster accomplished this:

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been noticing a lot of super spinach recipe lenses popping up on Squidoo.

The first one to catch my eye was Crustless Spinach Quiche or maybe it was Spinach and Mushroom Pasta.   I’m not sure which was first but as a spinach lover, I remember both looking really good to me.

Then, along came Spinach Balls, Spinach Garbanzo Bean Saute and Spinach Peanut Butter Saute.

I really took notice when I realized that all of these gorgeous lenses (The photos are amazing.) were being created by the same lensmaster, Merrci,.   You might know her as the most recent Food Club winner or as our “Alzheimer’s and Dementia” Contributor, two very proud accomplishments, but what made her stand out most to me lately was her ability to create such an outstanding mini niche about Popeye’s favorite food.

And she didn’t stop there.  Once she had all of her single recipe spinach lenses in a row, she created a lens that ties everything together… and more. Not only did she make what we like to call a lensography (a lens that houses featured lenses all on a similar topic) she also included interesting information about the veggie, several new recipes on the lens to whet her reader’s appetites for more and tied it all up with a neat bow by weaving everything around a national food holiday.  See the masterpiece of her lens collection HERE.

Keep in mind that YOU can successfully create a niche like this about any topic you choose.  Think about something you really, really love… or maybe just like a whole lot…  and start building your lenses.

Have you created a niche like this on Squidoo yet? If you have, share a link to your piece de resistance in the comments so we can all take a look.

If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? Get started today!

This is the first of a new series of articles that will highlight some of our Giant Squid’s accomplishments.  Stay tuned to HQ for more.

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