Friday, August 1, 2014

Squidoo HQ

Squidoo HQ

Hello August!

Posted: 01 Aug 2014 06:00 AM PDT

Ferris wheel by thephotographymuse on Flickr via creative commonsHello, August, the month that brings us county fairs, fireflies, cooler evenings, back-to-school shopping, and a multitude of lensmaking opportunities.

On Squidoo we’ve seen a few great changes recently and look forward to the promise of more, coming soon (have you updated your social contacts list?). RocketSquidU recently merged with SquidooHQ to form a bigger and better center for learning, news, information, and community quests. Do you visit daily? You should! We’re also getting ready for the ever-popular Halloween season, set to blast off big-time in the very near future. And it’s never too late to work on new back-to-school lenses.

If freshening old lenses and making new ones for community quests doesn’t keep you busy enough, consider researching and writing about some of the famous people whose birth dates grace the August calendar. Chef Julia Child’s name appears on the 15th of the month, co-inventor of the airplane Orville Wright’s on the 19th, and author Leo Tolstoy’s on the 28th. Think out of the box, as they did during their lives, for topics related to these or other famous people that you’d like to learn more about.

Why not plan on celebrating a special event this month, maybe National Tooth Fairy Day on the 22nd or Pony Express Day on the 31st? We love any excuse for a party! Just take plenty of pictures with lensmaking in mind. We’d love for you to share a helpful lens on how to make a tooth fairy cake or review an educational children’s book about the Pony Express. Make yourself valuable as an authority in whatever topics you choose.

As you’re planning out your upcoming month, keep in mind that every lens in your portfolio should be focused on providing useful information to its readers. Asking yourself, “Is this lens useful?” should be an important part of a monthly lens maintenance plan. If you can’t answer in the affirmative, then take some time to make some positive changes.

Have you set your lensmaking goals for August? Any special celebrations coming up this month? Care to share?

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