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Showered with Blessings

On Squidoo, a blessing from a Squid angel is highly prized. First of all, it means an accomplished lensmaster really liked your page and thought it worthy of a blessing. Multiple blessings can significantly boost the lensrank of a Squidoo page for a short time. In my experience, it seems to last about two weeks.

During January 2012, the Squidoo angels busily scattered 134 blessings on my lenses. Wow, I was overwhelmed. It was lovely. The Pinterest Tips for Squidoo Lensmasters received the most which boosted it to a single digit lensrank. Just getting into the top 100 on Squidoo is a dream, but to make it into the top 10 for even a short time just amazed me.

Other pages that were popular with the angels included A Civil War Childhood and Using Smilebox on Squidoo.

I’m noticing that getting Lens of the Day seems to really attract the angels. Obviously a lens is pretty special to get that honor, so additional recognition (angel blessings) are like icing on the cake. If you look at the top 100 lenses, you’ll spot a number of recent LOTD pages there.

The only unfortunate part of the Pinterest lens getting LOTD and lots of angel blessings in January, is that it is a new lens. The first month of a lens (Squidoo web page), doesn’t count in the tier payouts since it is only a partial month. I’m crossing my fingers that it will hold its ranking as a tier one lens through February so there will be a monetary reward to go with the lovely blessings.

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My Diverse Topics – Getting Ideas for Web Pages

People sometimes ask me where I get my ideas for my web pages on Squidoo. I grabbed a sampler here of new and old pages. Let’s look at where the ideas originated. The first one on anime wigs was inspired by my niece.
Pink Anime Wigs Pink Anime Wigs
Momisms - Sayings from Moms Momisms – Sayings from Moms
This one was inspired by sayings on Zazzle products. I was looking for graphics to use with my Writing Triggers for Family Memories. The Momisms intrigued me, so I figured others would enjoy the trip down memory lanes as well.
The Valentine Birthday Boy - Owen Lee Martin The Valentine Birthday Boy – Owen Lee Martin
This page was in honor of my brother on his birthday. It includes a request for a card shower to brighten his days in the nursing home.
Make Doll Clothes without Sewing Make Doll Clothes without Sewing
I recently treated myself to a Toni doll like one I played with in the 1950s. She arrived from the eBay seller with only one dress to her name. While whipping up a few outfits for her, I took photos to make this page and a second one.
Seadrift, Texas Seadrift, Texas
This page was inspired by my aunt who loves this tiny coastal town north of Corpus Christi.
Long Overdue Library Books Long Overdue Library Books
I recently saw a news article about a book returned to a library after 127 years. That started me digging to find what the longest overdue book might be. Find the answer here.
Newbie Lens-Making Mistakes on Squidoo Newbie Lens-Making Mistakes on Squidoo
I was spending a good amount of time giving tips to new lensmasters on Squidoo. Finally wised up and made this page to help them get started.
Old Time Gumball Machine Old Time Gumball Machine
This one came from a writing friend, but I’m adding more nostalgia topics like this.
 
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Posted by on February 13, 2012 in Internet, Squidoo, webpages, Writing

 

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My Top Ten Pages on Squidoo

Of the 500 web pages I’ve created on Squidoo, these are the ones at the top:

 
Pinterest Tips for Squidoo Lensmasters Pinterest Tips for Squidoo Lensmasters
Pinterest and Squidoo make an awesome duo. If you haven’t tried Pinterest yet or are a little puzzled about how to use it with Squidoo, here are tips for that….
Wine Cork Crafts Wine Cork Crafts
I’m amazed by the many uses for wine corks. Years ago, a good friend made a cork board for us using wine corks. It was a great housewarming gift for our new…
Library Book Display Ideas Library Book Display Ideas
Library users are often overwhelmed trying to choose from the huge selection of books filling the shelves. Libraries that feature books in displays help overcome…
Create a Tuscan Patio Create a Tuscan Patio
Do you love a sunny space, edged with rustic planters spilling over with lush flowers? Can you picture yourself in Tuscany with stone pavers underfoot and … You…
Writing Triggers for Family Memories Writing Triggers for Family Memories
Your memories of childhood may have receded, but with a little prompting they come to the surface again. Writing down these memories creates a wonderful legacy…
Save an Old Barn: Ideas, Resources and Funding Save an Old Barn: Ideas, Resources and Funding
If you have an old barn in the country, it may have fallen into disrepair. If it’s over 100 years old, the barn has the wear-and-tear of many years on its roof,…
Storytime Ideas: Themes for Librarians and Circle Time Storytime Ideas: Themes for Librarians and Circle Time
I started my career as a children’s librarian presenting eight storytimes a week. Over the years, I used a lot of themes in storytimes and I knew librarians…
WWII Airplane Nose Art - Pinups WWII Airplane Nose Art – Pinups
I first became intrigued by airplane “nose art” when I saw an old photo of my uncle, Ralph Martin, that was taken back in World War II. He was standing jauntily…
How to Draw Cats - Cute Cartoon Cats for Kids to Draw How to Draw Cats – Cute Cartoon Cats for Kids to Draw
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved drawing. It’s a fun activity and all you need is some paper and a pencil. Because I’m a cat person, drawing cats was a favorite…
Alligators: Fun Facts Alligators: Fun Facts
These toothy reptiles rule the swamplands in Florida and along the Gulf Coast of the United States. I knew little about alligators before I moved to Florida….
 
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