Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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Squidoo HQ


Interview with Claudia Lucero: One-Hour Cheese

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:52 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 8.51.48 AMClaudia Lucero is a cheese-loving woman out to demystify cheese making. She markets her cheese making kits through Etsy at her wonderful site, Urban Cheesecraft, and is all about helping people create affordable, easy, and delicious cheese.

Lens of the Day: Genesis – Foxtrot: Progressive Rock At Its Best

Posted: 30 Apr 2014 05:35 AM PDT

genesisIf you only started listening to Genesis in the 80′s, you might have missed out on some great tunes from their earlier years.  Believe it or not, they actually got started all the way back in 1967.  I know.  Hard to believe, right?

Stop by today’s Lens of the Day to learn a bit about this fantastic band and to find some personal listening recommendations from their earlier work.

Genesis – Foxtrot: Progressive Rock At Its Best by lensmaster poddys is just one of many informative (and fun to read) reviews from our Best of Music category.

Welcome to DIY On Squidoo (Give It A Try)

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 01:04 PM PDT

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Image Credit -From the DIY lens Wood Burned Caddy for Oil and Vinegar

Today we’re launching a new project called “DIY on Squidoo”

I just created 21 new topics in Home & Garden for DIY and we’ve got a Best of DIY section too.

But first watch this video on YouTube about our DIY launch to get motivated.

Every single person on Squidoo can try a DIY project and have fun with it.

Next, read this lens:

How (and why) to share a DIY project on Squidoo to learn how YOU can participate. There’s some great tips on getting started.

Your Challenge.

I want every single person who reads this post to try a DIY lens. Trust me, it’s fun (and easy). Review a product, share a project, tell us about your favorite DIY book or TV host. Then submit you new DIY lens to the BIG DIY CHALLENGE Quest on your Quest tab. We’ll be compiling a list of our favorites and sharing these on social media. So have fun and challenge yourself.

Got questions? I’ve got answers. Post your questions and feedback below in the comments section of this post.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Squidoo HQ

Squidoo HQ


How to use Twitter Part 2 (Our Lensmaster Tips)

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 07:54 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 10.12.48 AMAll of you are just awesome!

We had great feedback and comments from lensmasters on how to use Twitter from the post How to use Twitter (psst…you need to get more personal).

Also a bunch of people have asked where to find the SquidTeam on Twitter.

You can follow us here:

Squidoo, Our main Squidoo account - @Squidoo

Bonnie Diczhazy, Head of Community – @bdkz (that’s me)

Stephanie Mangino, Magazines Editor – @StephMangino

Robin Svedi, Community Organizer – @_rms

Susan Deppner, Community Organize – @susan52

A few tips from our lensmasters who also use Twitter…

@Squid_Rich - Phrase a tweet as a solution to a problem. There’s always people out there looking for answers.

@thatgrrl  - Tell them why you followed, where you found them, that you read their site, something. People who do get followed often don’t always notice new followers. So, introducing yourself is great and you are far more likely to be followed back.

@rauspitz - Hashtags are great but a lot of smart Twitter types suggest that you keep it to three in any given Tweet. They also suggest that you keep the hashtag fairly short and specific.

@KimberlySchimme – Be generous is the best advice. I’m happy to share something that a fellow writer has done that really spoke to me or addressed a question I had.

@GeekGranny – I tweet as if the message is only going to my sister Carol. This reminds me to be personal and if possible amusing. Focusing on one specific person makes it a more real tweet.

@beadathomemom - Twitter is grouped with the rest of the social media….it takes time to be social and focus not to get caught up in what everyone else is saying..what you may think should only take 5 minutes before you know it a whole hour has gotten away from you. Focus and being deliberate about why you are there would be my best tips.

Lens of the Day: Wood Burned Caddy for Oil and Vinegar

Posted: 29 Apr 2014 05:08 AM PDT

caddyWhat do you do when your new-found passion starts to create havoc within your cabinets?  You build a beautiful caddy to keep everything organized, of course.

That’s exactly what lensmaster weecatcreations  and her husband did when they found themselves overrun with too many bottles of flavored oil and vinegar.

Stop by Wood Burned Caddy for Oil and Vinegar today to read all about it and to learn how to create a caddy you’ll be proud of too.

Today’s Lens of the Day is just one of our brilliant Best of Home and Garden lenses.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Squidoo HQ

Squidoo HQ


Introducing WitStop

Posted: 28 Apr 2014 06:59 AM PDT

WitStop lensmaster on SquidooMeet Guy, aka lensmaster WitStop on Squidoo. Here’s what he had to share with us.

How did you find Squidoo?  I found Squidoo quite by accident when Seth Godin, one of my favorite and sensible marketing gurus, mentioned it in one of his blog posts. I appreciate Mr. Godin's sensible approach to not just marketing, but to life in general.

When Godin mentioned Squidoo, I had no idea what he was talking about. However, I knew that if it was worth Mr. Godin's mention then it had to be worth checking out.

I was immediately intrigued by the simplicity of the Squidoo platform and inspired by the way Squidoo opens the internet to anybody who is able to follow basic instructions and willing to share their story.

When I learned that Mr. Godin was the founder of Squidoo, I was completely sold on the idea and knew that I had to add Squidoo to my platform building initiatives.

 Of the lenses you’ve made so far, which is your favorite and why?  Of the nearly 20 lenses I've made so far, my favorite is How to Ace the ASVAB. I have a few reasons for recognizing this lens as my favorite, but two reasons stand above the rest.

First, How to Ace the ASVAB is a lens that can actually change lives for the better. Based on my own experience with the ASVAB and my nearly 30 years of leading and coaching military members, I know that performing well on that battery of tests can completely change the trajectory of a young person's life. The ASVAB can determine whether a person embarks on a dream career or stumbles into a nightmare job. How to Ace the ASVAB provides resources that will help people start their journeys on the right foot.

In addition to being a life-changing lens, How to Ace the ASVAB also represents a turning point in my understanding of the Squidoo platform. It's the first lens that I was really proud of, both for its content and its design. I experimented with several lenses and built a few that were actually pretty bad. I deleted some that were beyond repair and unpublished others so I can revamp them.How to Ace the ASVAB is a model that I will happily apply to other helpful lenses and I'm proud to publish it under my byline.

What one tip would you give to a new lensmaster starting out?  Oh, how I wish you had asked for two or three tips! [SMILE]

That said, my number one tip for new lensmasters is to experiment with different lens topics and genres. Get out of your comfort zone and explore areas that are challenging, and yes, even uncomfortable for you. You'll grow as a writer and maybe even find a new niche for your work.

For example, I was recently blessed by the SquidTeam when they selected of one of my lenses – What'sreally up with Shawn? – as a Best of Squidoo lens in a genre that is outside my normal interests and writing activities. I write about serious topics – leadership, lifestyle design, education, and the like – so putting together an entertainment piece was a real challenge for me. Seriously, I perspired while I typed my thoughts about the popular television series, Psych, and I my finger quivered when I hit the PUBLISH button. The end result of this nerve-racking endeavor is that I discovered a new arena in which to write and I had a lot of fun finding it. So, whether you’re new to Squidoo or an experienced Squid, don't be afraid to get out on the ledge and try new things. You’ll be surprised at the treasures you uncover!

Learn more about Guy and see all of his lenses when you visit his profile page.

Lens of the Day: A Pro Vaccine Approach to the Great Vaccine Debate: Vaccines and Your Child

Posted: 28 Apr 2014 05:18 AM PDT

vacineNo matter where you stand on this important issue, stop by today’s Lens of the Day to join the debate, share your thoughts and participate in the poll.

A Pro Vaccine Approach to the Great Vaccine Debate: Vaccines and Your Child
by lensmaster jcortright is brought to you from  Best of Books on Squidoo where you’ll find many more informative and helpful book reviews.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Squidoo HQ

Squidoo HQ


How to use Twitter (psst…you need to get more personal).

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 07:38 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-27 at 8.36.48 AMThe web is choke full of anonymous feeds and boring drivel that no one reads. I know this because I was guilty of just auto posting my lenses and blog posts on Twitter, and you know what? No one cared. I rarely got retweets or quality people following me or personal interaction and I hated using Twitter.

Then a couple of weeks ago I decided to really study my Twitter account and I realized that it was time to put up or shut up. To start being real (which I am on other platforms) or shut it down. So I embarked on a fun journey and emerged with these tips  in no particular order which I hope help you as much as they did me.

1) Follow people that you like. I happen to love Nicole Curtis from Rehab Addict. It’s one of my favorite shows and Nicole is awesome at Twitter. She’s fun and personal and generous with her Tweets so I follow her because I am engaged by her content. Don’t follow people who you don’t enjoy or  who auto post or who haven’t used Twitter since 2010. Simple as that.

2) Don’t follow just to get a follow. This goes hand-in-hand with #1. Only follow people you like, don’t follow them because you think they will follow you back. There are people on Twitter who are serial follows and they will always, always follow you back but they don’t add much value to your Twitter experience.

2) Never, never, never auto tweet. If you’ve got an anonymous feed coming from somewhere and you never check into Twitter you’re not going to engage anyone unless maybe you’re a big business who is sharing information such as deals, they get away with it. Instead hand Tweet blog posts, lenses, pins or other media yourself and change up the text to make it personal and unique.

3) Only RT (retweet) the things you care about. Over retweeting can annoy people. Do this instead. Say you see a new lens by someone you love. Instead of retweeting their post create your own with an @ to the person who wrote the lens. This is much more personal and generous. For example. I found a recipe from BritFlorida that I loved so I composed this Tweet:

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4) Don’t @ someone every single time you post. Be selective and share content with people because you think they’ll enjoy reading it. Remember if they follow you they’ll probably see it anyway.

5) Tweet daily. Being a daily active user on Twitter is very beneficial. On the flip side. Don’t over Tweet. Make every Tweet unique, interesting and useful.

6) Paper.li. Paper.li allows you to curate content into an online newsletter. It can work for niche interests. For example, if you’re a knitter and have a lot of Twitter followers who knit you might engage them with curated content. However I see a lot of really, really bad Paper.li newsletters. If you’re just mashing a bunch of unrelated content onto a page you’re not likely to engage anyone. Also make sure you have enough content to publish. There’s nothing worse than asking people to view a near empty newsletter.

7) Use hashtags. I see so many great posts that don’t use any hashtags. This is how people find and share your content. For example, if you create an awesome. DIY lens use the #DIY hashtag. This way people who are interested in DIY can find you.

8) Add a personal touch. Just sharing the title of your lens is not going to cut it. Make sure you say something interesting and use a few hashtags (3 at the most).

9) Be generous. Twitter is most enjoyable when you’re generous. Use the 50/50 rule to share content. 50% of the time use your own content and 50% of the time share content from other people you like. Also favorite posts you love and reply to people.

10) Use photos. Twitter is visual too and people like interesting photos. It’s easy to link your cell phone camera into your Twitter account.

11) Don’t share spammy content. I see a lot of  win $500 or get cash back type of posts. These will completely turn people off and they add no real value to your account.

12) Upgrade – Twitter has a cool new format for your home page. Be sure to upgrade your account and add some nice photos.

Finally, think of Twitter as an extension of yourself. Post real, interesting, hand written posts that you think other people will enjoy reading and have fun. When there’s a real person behind the Tweets people start to care (and share) more. You’ll also gain a reputation for being a quality Tweeter that that matters.

What’s your favorite Twitter tip?

Lens of the Day: Food Flasks for Sea Fishermen

Posted: 27 Apr 2014 05:25 AM PDT

foodflaskAs someone who’s been there, I can vouch for the comfort a warm cup of soup can bring to an extended fishing expedition.

Stop by today’s Lens of the Day to find a “super” product designed for anyone longing to bring a hot meal while fishing, hiking or even just to take to work on a cool day. In addition to the review, the lens also hosts instructions for properly filling the flask to get the utmost warmth and some delicious ideas for food that travels well within it.

Food Flasks for Sea Fishermen by lensmaster gordon_hamilton is just one of many lenses in our must-see Best of Squidoo Reviews category.

Review These Hit Detective Shows

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 02:37 PM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-26 at 5.36.21 PMHere is a selection of shows that feature detectives that have been on-the-air sometime in the last decade. See one that you like or ultimately didn't like, but watched enough episodes to give a fair review?

Lens of the Day: Non-GMO or GMO-Free Food Lists and Information Sources

Posted: 26 Apr 2014 04:52 AM PDT

gmoWhat are Genetically Modified Organisms and how do GMO Foods affect us?

Visit today’s Lens of the Day for the answer and to find information to help you include less of them in your diet.

Non-GMO or GMO-Free Food Lists and Information Sources by lensmaster happynutritionist is just one of the great lenses you’ll find at Best Of Food on Squidoo.

Lenses That Sparkle

Posted: 25 Apr 2014 09:49 AM PDT

Courtesy of our RocketSquids. Enjoy!

Ovente Glass Electric Kettle

1. Ovente Glass Electric Kettle

I’ve had my eye on a Le Creuset whistling kettle for a while, but the water here is so hard, I figured it would be a waste of money. Then my friend gifted me with one of these Ovente electric kettles and I’ve been using it for everything from tea…

How my Girls can Sparkle & Shine - If they want!

2. How my Girls can Sparkle & Shine – If they want!

Being a parent seemed easy until my wife Patchra passed away, then things changed forever! Daddy had to learn to be both, the stern dad and loving mom – say what? All the things I learned did not matter anymore & what was not known had to be picked up…

Easy Sparkling Red Punch

3. Easy Sparkling Red Punch

This is an easy punch recipe that will add sparkle to any large gathering. Mix up a few ingredients, toss it into the fridge, and you’re done! I’ve made this countless times for church events, and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser. Kids and ad…

The Sparkle Of Jimmy Choo

4. The Sparkle Of Jimmy Choo

Things that Sparkle, well that’s easy! It has to be the beautiful Gold Jimmy Choo Shoe! Talk about shear perfection! Shoes are my thing. I love them. ALL! To me a beautiful pair of high heels can slay any dragon or man! I am the type that will find a…

The Sparkling Art of Shawna Erback

5. The Sparkling Art of Shawna Erback

Shawna Erback is an artist whose work I only discovered about two years ago, but I am so glad I did. She quickly became a favorite and, if I had a little girl, her walls would be plastered with Ms. Erback’s paintings. As it is, I patiently wait for he…

The Stars That Sparkle In The Night Sky

6. The Stars That Sparkle In The Night Sky

The stars that shine and sparkle at night, they make the sky beautiful. Like any other child, I used to look at the stars in the night sky through the window in my room and wondered what they are, how far they are, and if I will ever be able to get hold of…

How To Make Your Own Glitter Vase

7. How To Make Your Own Glitter Vase

This is a great craft and is so very simple to do. I saw this done on a TV home decorating show and couldn’t wait to try it. I will be hosting my oldest daughters baby shower in June this year and thought this crafting project would be great to make a…

Juicy Couture Sparkle Bracelet

8. Juicy Couture Sparkle Bracelet

Add a Touch of Sparkle, Luxury, and Glamour to your Life and Wardrobe Have you ever wore something and realized everywhere you went you received a compliment on it? That was my experience wearing this bracelet. I first wore it immediately after buying it….

Introducing Marlemac

Posted: 25 Apr 2014 07:38 AM PDT

Today, say hello to lensmaster and “proud RocketSquid” (her words) Marlemac.

How did you find Squidoo? I actually found Seth Godin by reading about him somewhere else on the web, I forget now where, and found out that he started a community based platform called Squidoo. Squidoo? What kind of name is THAT? He's awesome, so I came to have a look and needless to say, found a great community and an awesome way to create webpages. I found the Lens Workshop cumbersome to work with then (2009), simply because my internet connection in South Africa was SLOW, but thought it was a pretty cool way to approach things. Kinda like building a puzzle, but making your own puzzle pieces along the way! Totally awesome.

I disappeared from the internet for a whole lot of years then because of not having decent affordable access, but I'm back now and loving the new look and approach, although it was challenging at the beginning, saying things in your own words, especially with the (still) limited time that I have – I run a very physically active business with my husband. But it's refreshing to see the accent on original when it's so easy with social media to copy and spread other's words and images nowadays, and I've now finally found my voice thanks to joining the RocketSquids!

The new Workshop is also SO much better and faster to use, so thank you to the talented team that keep on improving the site! And thanks, Seth, for dreaming this up. You're a genius!

Of the lenses you’ve made so far, which is your favorite and why? I've made a couple so far since I've returned to Squidoo, and have also deleted a whole lot from the past that no longer represented who I wanted to be here and were just re-hashed from one of my blogs (so could run afoul of the original clause) but one of the ones that survived all of that is my Lens on Land Art.

It's a Lens that kind of just happened and that grew out of my search for texture, pattern and art using Mother Nature. I love natural textures and patterns and when I found out there were people who exploited this to make the most astounding pieces of expression on a sometimes HUGE scale, I needed a place to bring it all together, and a Lens was the perfect solution! We truly have some amazing people on this planet and it was a joy to find them and feature them and their art all in one place in a community that I knew would appreciate it. As photos are the only things that remain once nature has obliterated their art, a Lens on their lenses *tongue in cheek* was the perfect way to capture their magnificence by displaying their photos.

What one tip would you give to a new lensmaster starting out? Only ONE? Weeeellll….okay…Join the RocketSquid University! If you REALLY want to find out about Squidoo and what makes it tick, get stimulated to create and get some great feedback on your writing and lensmaking from awesome people, then this is the place to be!

I decided at the end of 2013 that my writing was non-existent and that I really needed to get it going again, so I returned to Squidoo just to see…Well, the Squids sucked me in, the currents took me past the RocketSquid Rock and I decided to hop on and explore. It was the best thing for my creativity AND writing. It challenged me to think out of the box by doing Quests I wouldn't have thought of doing if I didn't have to…and it did exactly what I needed. It kicked my butt into writing, writing, writing. Now I'm on a roll and I am finally starting to get to what I actually want to write about and I'm all fired up and know what and where and how and…see?

Squidoo is an awesome place in the ocean of the web. There are great people leading the community and you'll find most of them on the RocketSquid rock island. And from there you'll find all the streams to the other awesome GiantSquids and their rocks where some more amazing titbits await. Follow the currents and you'll find the most astounding Squidverse Community EVER! And your fellow RocketSquiddies will form your first contact group of Squiddies that you'll swim with and give and get support to and from. Your first Squid Tribe!

And to provide a cave somewhere under your own rock: Create an unpublished lens with all the links to the rocks you've found with valuable information that you want to come back to. The lenses with advice, the pages at SquidooHQ and RocketSquid Answer Deck and Lensmaking Tips, all at your fingertips and organised neatly for your eyes only, or eventually maybe even published for others' benefit too.

I'm looking forward to many more years and lots more lenses and sharing on Squidoo. (Have I used the word Awesome too much already…?)

Learn more and see marlemac’s complete list of lenses on her profile page.

Lens of the Day: On A Pilgrimage with a Canadian Comedian

Posted: 25 Apr 2014 04:56 AM PDT

pilgrimageWould you read (and use) a guidebook that only claims to be 97.7 percent true?

The reviewer of today’s Lens of the Day did, and highly recommends it.

Stop by to read what lensmaster Aibrean82 has to say about the book before you make that decision for yourself.

On A Pilgrimage with a Canadian Comedian is brought to you from our Best Of Travel section. Enjoy!

We’re down: UPDATE – We’re back up!

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 10:59 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 6.58.52 PMSquidoo is currently down but we’re working really fast to get it back up and running.

Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime check out what’s going on at SquidooHQ.

Meet Frank Fontana from HGTV and win his book Dirty Little Secrets of Design

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 05:46 AM PDT

Screen Shot 2014-04-23 at 9.14.01 PMFrank Fontana knows design. He’s the host of HGTV’s Design on a Dime and the WGN 720 radio show The Design Dude with Frank Fontana. He can also be seen regularly on network TV sharing his DIY tips.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Frank yesterday about his book Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design which helps people create high-style design on a budget. He also shared a few projects that he’s working including Project Home and a new book he’s got in the works…we can’t  wait for that one.

You can read the interview here: Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design and win a copy of the book from Squidoo by sharing your own design projects.

Here’s how. First, get inspired by Frank, he’s got great tips all over the web.

Then create a lens (webpage) about your own “secrets of design”. Do you upcycle? Love pink paint? Have a flair for hanging curtains? Love using a specific tool?

Share your own simple DIY project with Squidoo. You can use any lens format including the how-toproduct review or traditional format. Be creative and have fun.

e-mail your finished lens to me at bonnie@squidoo.com with DIY in the subject line and we’ll pick one lucky person to win Frank’s book. We’ll also share all of the DIY lenses right here on SquidooHQ. Deadline for lenses is Friday May 2nd.

Good luck!

Lens of the Day: Selecting a Hummingbird Feeder

Posted: 24 Apr 2014 05:17 AM PDT

hummersDo hummingbirds really care about the type of feeder they drink from? Who knows?

So, when it comes to purchasing a feeder to invite these tiny delights into our yards, it’s probably best to choose one that’s easy to care for and practical for our own daily use.

Visit today’s Lens of the Day to learn all of the ins and outs of choosing the perfect hummingbird feeder for your needs… and theirs.

Selecting a Hummingbird Feeder by lisadh is just one of the many terrific “Best Of” lenses found on Pets on Squidoo.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Squidoo HQ

Squidoo HQ


It’s Earth Day! Start Your Celebration Here

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:52 AM PDT

Ever since its first celebration back in 1970, Earth Day has become a global event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Are you looking for ways to celebrate our planet today?

Listed here, you’ll find a few ideas to help get you started and you’ll find another terrific Earth Day lens featured as today’s Lens of the Day.

Before you run off to read all of these terrific lenses, tell us in the comments below, how will you be celebrating today?

Green Knitting for Everyone

1. Green Knitting for Everyone

Knitting is an activity that already has low impact on the environment. After all, we just need some pointy sticks and some sort of string/thread/yarn to practice our craft. Our choice of new yarn, however, can help support small farms and green agricultur…

Environmental Chefs Will Love This Compost Stew

2. Environmental Chefs Will Love This Compost Stew

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth What could be better than an alphabet book for kids for Earth Day? Not a thing, I say! This ABC book for children, written by Mary McKenna Siddals and illustrated by Ashley Wolff, shows readers the way to cookin…

Will We Stop Living Dangerously?

3. Will We Stop Living Dangerously?

On Saturday evening April 13, 2014, I joined some friends for a preview of the new Showtime documentary from James Cameron: Years of Living Dangerously. In this first of nine installments, Cameron chose to focus on three specific aspects of climate change:…

A Great Song for  Your Earth Day Circle Chant

4. A Great Song for Your Earth Day Circle Chant

The Earth is Our Mother is a Native American inspired song with words that fit into the theme of taking care of our planet. Although it is not an authentic Native American song, I would like to respectfully defend its use for Earth Day. What needs to be cr…

Use This Stainless Steel Water Bottle instead of Plastic

5. Use This Stainless Steel Water Bottle instead of Plastic

Why not buy one of these stainless steel water bottles, made by Lifeline, to replace that plastic bottle of water that’s sitting beside you? It seems to me one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to help the environment. I wonder how many of u…

Lens of the Day: Plant the Right Tree the Right Way

Posted: 22 Apr 2014 04:35 AM PDT

Introducing Anonymous831

Posted: 21 Apr 2014 11:11 AM PDT

Anonymous831 on SquidooToday our interview subject is RocketSquid Anonymous831.

How did you find Squidoo? I found Squidoo while doing research online about how to begin my journey as an online writer. After signing up I was a little intimidated but after joining the RocketSquids and navigating around the site a little more, I was totally hooked. The community, mentors, and greeters are wonderful, they help me make my writing the best it can be and thats what I want. I like that I can showcase my photography skills as well as my writing and that Squidoo is a giant supporter of uniqueness.

Of the lenses you’ve made so far, which is your favorite and why? I haven’t written that many lenses yet, but my favorite out of the ones I have is, Learning Kids Photography. This lens represents me as an amatuer photographer and allows others to get to know me a little better. It’s shows my passion for photography as well as the love I feel for children.

What one tip would you give to a new lensmaster starting out? One tip I would give to a new lensmaster is, visit both the SquidooHQ and RocketSquid Forums. They help answer questions, give feedback and you can showcase your lenses there.

Enjoy your visit to anonymous831′s profile page where you’ll learn more and see all of her lenses.