It’s a great honor on Squidoo to have your web page chosen as Lens of the Day (LOTD). I’m greatly excited, but not because of my lens being chosen. The lens being honored is by a writing friend of mine, Gottaloveit. The topic is not anything trendy or cute, it’s about Incontinence in the Elderly. It impressed the selectors enough to feature it for two days straight on Squidoo. With a million and a half lenses on the site, just imagine having yours singled out and featured.
It’s exciting having the Lens of the Day. Squidoo doesn’t notify the lensmaster, so the first realization comes from checking your stats and seeing an unusual amount of comments and visitors. Looking at the comments, the lensmaster realizes what has happened and usually does a little happy dance. Congratulations flow in from writing friends on Facebook and from other lensmasters posting to the profile page.
Traffic to other lenses picks up as readers are curious about who this lensmaster is that made LOTD. Backlinks appear as blogs and SquidooHQ post about the Lens of the Day. If the traffic elevates the lensrank enough to reach and stay in tier one for the whole month, then two months later, the lensmaster gets a bigger payout (around $25 to $30 for that lens).
Besides the prestige of getting Lens of the Day, it establishes the lensmaster as a solid producer on Squidoo. Squid Angels take note of the other topics covered by the lensmaster. LOTD might lead to being invited to apply for Giant Squid or to join the Rocket Moms.
Best of all, it inspires a lensmaster to keep working and producing high quality lenses on Squidoo. Everyone likes a little appreciation and acknowledgement of their work. LOTD provides all that.
Several other writing friends have recently had Lens of the Day. Take a look at Frischy’s account of her project turning an Ugly Old Shed into a Trendy Chicken Coop. There’s enough detail to start work on your own shed conversion. You’ll also enjoy ChrissLJ’s Diary of a Puppy Fashionista. Former eHow writers will recognize her dog, Esme, who has a better wardrobe than I do.